Hallie Gray first became hooked on block printed textiles during a trip to India she took shortly after finishing design school.
“I loved the imperfections inherent in block printing and wanted to apply the technique to simple, accessible designs and colors that could be easily mixed and matched,” says Hallie.
She took her textile obsession and a deep admiration for hand crafted traditions encountered at markets around the world and soon began collaborating with a workshop in Jaipur to have her custom designs she creates in Berkeley, CA printed on cotton.
“In Jaipur, a block printing workshop is a family affair, with fathers, sons, sisters and uncles all working under one roof, and contributing to a different part of the textile process,” says Hallie. “The artisans involved in making our finished products are practicing trades that their families have been identified with for generations.”
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