Egyptian Cotton- “the King of Cotton”

In their buying guide to Bathroom towels, Macy’s explain the differences in the materials and construction methods used in making towels. They expalin: ” The type of cotton fiber used has a huge impact on the towel’s durability, feel and color-fastness. Eqyptian Cotton is grown in Egypt’s warm climate and prized for its extra-long, fibrous threads, this density produces a highly absorbent cotton that is strong yet breathable. Exceptionally durable. ” Our fouta towels are constructed out of Egyptain...

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Morrocco

 Morrocco has some great textiles. Sharing the North African coast the crafts of Morrocco are close to those of Tunisia . The medinas of the cities are full of gorgeous displays. This one was pinned by West Elm on Pinterest where they have some great images. http://pinterest.com/westelm/morocco-moroccan-style/

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Fair Trade Textiles

Focalpoint home is offering unique homewares from Tunisia “People want handmade product and appreciate the artisan story and craftsmanship. But only if the products are produced under Fair Trade policies, creating viable, sustainable trades and markets in poverty-stricken and needy communities worldwide”

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How are we Fair Trade ?

Tunisia has only had 2 and a half years of democracy since the dictatorship was ousted .In this time the industries are slowly and surely overcoming the effects of corruption and exploitation. “The objective of the Fairtrade certification is to help “build economic independence and empowerment for Fairtrade Certified small farmer organizations and their members, bringing them economic stability and a higher standard of living” (FLO).” The olive industry of Tunisia has succeeded in certification....

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Blue Fouta Towel

I absolutely love this image of a blue fouta towel casually hanging in this entrance way. The light is gorgeous and the juxtaposition with the basket and straw hat suggests picnics and warm days. We have a lovely soft blue not too dissimilar to this in the Classic Stripe: http://www.focalpointhome.com.au/fouta/fouta-classic-strip/ See http://style-files.com/ Image : Style Files.  

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Focalpoint Home attending NYIGF

                We are busy planning for our first trade fair in New York at the New York International Gift Fair.http://www.nynow.com/ Karen McCartney has written a blog post over at Temple and Webster about New York. She writes: “Confession time. I would like to start this post by coming clean. I am meant to be a worldly, design-savvy person who has a deep understanding of global style capitals. While I can lay claim to London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo and in the US, Los Angeles...

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NY NOW

It is with much excitement that we are gearing up for a premiere showing in New York at the NY NOW starting August 17th. We will reveal new products to be released at this show in coming weeks. A sneek preview is this gorgeous green pom pom edged blanket. We are one of eight new companies to have been selected to exhibit: “Located in the Javits Center’s Level 4 Galleria, Handmade Global Design features a collection of 150 exhibitors from 15 countries with a focus on traditional craftsmanship, design, and community...

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Store Visit

One of Sydney’s best stylists Jason Grant has reveiwed a favourite stockist of ours: Tamara of I Like Birds. In this shot you can see his recent book ” A Place Called Home”  displayed by Tamara with the striped foutas on the shelf below. Follow the links for more from Jason and Tamara: http://www.mrjasongrant.com/blog/ http://www.ilikebirds.com.au/

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Nuvo reveiws Foutas

Nuvo is a great online mag from Canada, here is what they wrote about foutas: “There are those versatile items one should always keep stocked; add the fouta to this list. Traditionally used in hammams, these towels have long been a staple in Turkey and North Africa, and are attracting attention worldwide. Most often made from cotton, foutas are just as absorbent as terry cloth, but are lighter, dry faster, and are far more multi-purposed: a beach towel, a sarong, a table runner, even a throw to brighten up the home....

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Happy Customers

We love it when our stockists post fab photos such as this. A very cool boutique in Santa Cruz called Cameron Marks http://www.cameronmarks.com/ just received their order they placed in San Francisco. Look at the lovely way the foutas are juxtaposed against the ink blue wall. We are sure they will be popular for you Vanessa!

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