the textile experience  

Textiles and texture are 2 of the most comforting things to Human Beings. People love them, gaining a great sense of security & well-being from having them in our lives. Come to our textile and texture space, walk in our Garden of Succulents made from felt, discover magical cushions and find out how to help those less fortunate by experiencing the beautiful rugs they make from recycled denim jeans. Feel a Pathway of Texture from Paris so beautiful to touch. Is it moss or is it wool, can your fingers and toes decide? Sit in Mother Nature’s green Cocoons and listen to your own music or surf the web in public seclusion.

under your finger tips...

moss trend

Moss Trend is art of using the moss (a lichen natural) to furnish interiors. An art that improves our sense of wellbeing. The Moss grows naturally in Scandinavia covering very large areas that are used for grazing by reindeer, elk and musk oxen.

giving back

Sugarcane Trading Co, Australia, rugs made by Artisans in India recycling used denim jeans. The owners Tim & Sally feel deeply about conducting business with a purpose beyond just commerce. Every purchase of a Sugarcane Trading Co product contributes to The Sugarcane Trust - enhancing the welfare and livelihoods of the artisans and their families.


Frederique Breuillé, a young French Designer, a textile experience pathway

The soil becomes material to be travelled upon, to feel, to read. The feeling of the walk makes it possible to orientate yourself by a tactile reading of space, even for the blind. Texture becomes the light leading the way. Massaging the arch of the foot, a region of the body particularly full of nerves, brings relaxation. These textural walks provide well-being.

garden of succulents 

Ronel Jordaan, a South African designer, shares a gigantic Textile Garden of Succulents with INDEX visitors.
In 2003, Ronel Jordaan™, having been a textile designer for 26 years, began researching the possibilities of using felt as a creative medium. Entirely self-taught and following her own creative instincts, she began to turn fine gossamer thread into robust felted forms. By patiently rubbing and coaxing threads of pure wool into shapes in nature that inspire her, she found her direction and started a small home industry. She trained a handful of women to help her.

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