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This newsletter is written in order to spread experiences within the topic of historic textiles and reconstructions. Our ambition is to amuse you and stimulate interest in the 18th Century. Durán Textiles, who is mainly working with museum collections and Royal Castles, was founded in 2002 by CEO and production manager Laila Durán, with co-worker artist Torkel Henriksson who is doing the artworks and preparing the designs for production. Our production is done mostly in India supervised by Duran Textiles inspectors. 
- The articles are mainly written by Laila Durán but we also have help from colleagues and specialists from several museums and universities.  In the future this newsletter will be distributed four times a year and is free of charge. We hope you will enjoy our stories and offers and help us to spread the letter to friends and colleagues. Contact: www.durantextiles.com

Detta nyhetsbrev skrivs för att sprida erfarenheter inom ämnet rekonstruktioner av historiska textiler och 1700-talet. Ambitionen är att roa och stimulera intresset. Durán Textiles har varit verksamt sedan 2002 och arbetar med projekt för Kungliga Slott och museisamlingar i hela Skandinavien. Laila Durán är VD och projektledare, Torkel Henriksson arbetar med originalen och alla förlagor för tryck och väv. På plats i Indien, där de flesta av tygerna produceras, finns Durán Textiles egna inspektörer.
- Artiklarna skrivs huvudsakligen av Laila Durán men vi får även hjälp av kollegor och specialister från olika muséer och universitet.  Nyhetsbrevet kommer i fortsättningen att komma ut fyra gånger per år och är helt kostnadsfritt. Vi hoppas ni ska uppskatta våra artiklar och erbjudanden och även sprida informationen vidare till Era vänner. Kontakt: www.durantextiles.com


 

 

Childerns clothes in printed cotton from Durán Textile Historic Collection. 

EmyLittle is a relatively newly started company which is profiled in clothing for children and adults inspired by Swedish folk costume. The company is run by the two sisters Åsa and Karin Kax who have their roots in Hedemora, Dalecarlia in central Sweden. The vivid folk costume tradition in Dalecarila is a great source of inspiration together with an interest for Swedish folklore and 19th century national romanticism. As well as Laila Durán’s book, Scandinavian Folklore, they are a part of the recent trend in fashion and interior design where folklore culture is united with modern function and expression.
Their children’s clothing in folkloristic style has raised attention in Swedish media ever since they were first presented in the Formex commercial fair in 2008. They are now also represented in the costume exhibition of Nordiska Museet, Scandinavian Museum for Ethnology in Stockholm, as a modern comment to the traditional Swedish folk costumes.
Emy Little have produced their own printed rose design, but in the summer collection there are also sun bonnets made from Durán Textiles printed cotton Mynta, Currant and Pumpa. The new products are sewn in Hedemora, in line with the policy of the company on sustainable production and care for environment and local producers. Durán Textiles wishes good luck and look forward to a continued cooperation.

See their homepage: www.emylittle.se
Photo Karin Kax.

The sun bonnets are inspired by the fashion in the mid 19th century. The illustration is by Elsa Beskow, a famous Swedish writer of children´s books.

 

 

Photo: Karin Kax.

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