Natural dye yarns
Natural dye yarns

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NATURAL DYED YARN
NATURAL DYED YARN

Photo credit to John Brown

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INDOGO DYE FABRIC
INDOGO DYE FABRIC

BY MARIAMA FASHION PRODUCTION ARTISANS. Photo credit to Erik Lesseup

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Natural dye yarns
Natural dye yarns

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We have over 13 years of experience working with handmade products and producing large scale orders for designers in the United States and abroad. We are a textiles production company based in New York City and Abidjan. Our Refined products bridge traditions and modernity. We specialize in wax printing, tie-dye and hand weaving. Other artisanal work we offer includes hand embroidery, beading, crocheting and hand painting on fabrics. We aim to place African textile craftsmanship in the luxury fashion market to create a truthful narrative about what “ MADE IN AFRICA” means today and to preserve textiles craftsmanship. We put great effort in sourcing our raw materials locally and in organic fair trade quality. Together our team and artisans have produced textiles for numerous international brands such as Tory Burch, Ulla Johnson, TOAST, EDUN, Thule & LEMLEM

OUR
TEXTILES

Indigo dye
Indigo dye

Photo credit to Erik Lesseup

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MFP Salad print for EDUN SS18
MFP Salad print for EDUN SS18

Photo credit to Erik Lesseup

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MFP Salad print for EDUN SS18
MFP Salad print for EDUN SS18

Photo credit to Erik Lesseup

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Indigo dye
Indigo dye

Photo credit to Erik Lesseup

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EDUN

EDUN

Tie-Dye holds a long tradition in West Africa. Methods of tie-dyeing consist of folding, binding or painting freehand with starch. The fold, binding and starch resist the dye to produce patterns. Different methods and colors can be applied to create distinctive designs.

TIE-DYE

Natural dye handwoven panel
Natural dye handwoven panel

Image credit to John Brown

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Zoumana on his traditional weaving machine
Zoumana on his traditional weaving machine

Photo credit to Lea Ermuth

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MFP-Handwoven fabric for EDUN
MFP-Handwoven fabric for EDUN

image credit to EDUN

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Natural dye handwoven panel
Natural dye handwoven panel

Image credit to John Brown

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The traditional weaving technique in West Africa is called Strip weaving. A large numbers of thin strips of cloth are sewn together to produce a finished fabric. It is possible for us to work with broader vertical loom as well.

HAND
WEAVING

MFP Batik wax resist print for ULLA JOHSON
MFP Batik wax resist print for ULLA JOHSON

Photo credit to Mariama Camara

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MFP Artisan partner Renee
MFP Artisan partner Renee

Photo credit to Mariama Camara

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MFP Batik wax resist print for ULLA JOHSON
MFP Batik wax resist print for ULLA JOHSON

Photo credit to Mariama Camara

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MFP Batik wax resist print for ULLA JOHSON
MFP Batik wax resist print for ULLA JOHSON

Photo credit to Mariama Camara

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Hereby patterns are created by applying melted wax across the blank cloth. Afterwards, the cloth is soaked in dye, which is prevented from covering the entire cloth by the wax. If additional colors are required, the wax- and-soak process is repeated with new patterns.

WAX BATIK
STAMPS
PRINTS

Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire

image credit to John Brown

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Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire

image credit to John Brown

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The artisans paint or  draw patterns directly to the fabrics or by applying melted wax across the blank cloth. Afterwards, the cloth is soaked in dye, which is prevented from covering the entire cloth by the wax. If additional colors are required, the wax- and-soak process is repeated with new patterns.

HAND DRAW
& HAND
PAINTED
FABRICS

HAND EMBROIDERY
HAND EMBROIDERY

image credit to Anastasia

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HAND EMBROIDERY
HAND EMBROIDERY

image credit to Anastasia

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This process is done by our women artisans. They create beautiful patterns for home & fashion projects. These techniques are perfect to make T-Shirts, scarves, bed sheets, kaftans, pillows and more.

HAND EMBROIDERY, BEADING, CROCHETING

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