20x20" (50x50cm) Square Pillow
Our Mudcloth cushions are hand made following a slow fashion footprint. I work directly with two different families in Africa (I used to live there) where I source these fabrics from them directly. These mudcloths come from Mali and are tribal designs of each village. They are made with natural dyes and fermented mud, each one is special and unique, as the prints are all down by hand and perfectly imperfect! Each pillow has a 100% linen envelope backing.
**These cushions in this listing in particular are made from Otomi (Mexican Folk Hand Embroidery) mixed with cream African (unprinted) mudcloth. Please note - there are two available, they differ slightly in the position of the embroidery. One has a small row of Pom Poms, the other does not. They are the perfect pair!**
My Mum and I take these textiles, reinforce them and turn them into cushions, blankets and purses! The company is the first two letter of my Mum’s two names. She’s the one who taught me everything I know. She is amazing. Not a scrap is wasted. Please remember due to the methods made in making the textile, no one price will be the same, as flaws we co sided to be beautiful, not mistakes.
To make life simpler (and who doesn’t need that right now....!?) I make three standard sizes, which purposefully coincide with the inserts found at IKEA (worldwide). These inserts are super affordable and come in three sizes in a poly fill and a down. There are also amazing eco companies out there that do inserts at affordable prices:
20 x 20 inches (50cm x 50cm)
16x 26 inches (40cm x 66cm)
26x 26 inches (66cm x 66cm)
I am happy to do custom sizing, but keep in mind some of the fabric has already been ,made up into sizes, but please feel free to get a hold of me with any custom pieces!
Due to the nature of the textile we recommend only spot treating the mudcloth as from time to time they can run if put in the washing machine.
And finally..... a portion of every sale I donate directly to three charities I work with in Mexico (where our stores are located!): Dog Prana (Dog Rescue), Punto Verde (local Recycling Centre) and Padrino Foundation, a Not-For-Profit that helps kids in the area get access to necessary medicines, surgeries, and therapies they need.
By purchasing on of these pale mudcloth pillows, you are causing and ripple effect from supporting the textile artists in Mali, to Mexican pups, kids, and even the planet! So thank YOU for helping us to make our communities a better place!