June 10, 2014
Maker Spotlight: Loft Studios
Today in our Maker Spotlight series we are featuring Loft Studios. Emma Zwissler is the designer and creator behind Loft Studios, a small design studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a love for simple, handcrafted design. We are so excited Emma will be bringing her textiles to our Chicago Mini Market in a couple weeks!
Loft Studios currently occupies a space in a “charitable art and education incubator” called Redline. At Redline, Emma is able to meet other artists, utilize community resources, and work at the environmentally friendly printshop.
Her products start with patterns she sketches with pen and paper which she then processes digitally. Although all of her designs begin at the same humble beginnings of her sketchbook, Emma’s initial patterns evolve into a beautiful print. Her products are then printed differently depending on the complexity of the design. No matter the method, Emma strives to create a handcrafted and simple product that is “perfectly imperfect.”
Emma works primarily with linen, a renewable resource that is made from flax and 100% biodegradable and free from harmful toxins, as is the water-based ink used to print Loft Studio products. Not only is linen great for the environment but it’s stronger than cotton, highly absorbent, and becomes softer with each wash – perfect for every day use in the home!
All Loft Studio products are made from 100% linen fabric, which is produced in the USA and loomed through a process that creates zero water or air pollution. We love companies and makers who’s focus is not only on their product, but also on its environmental impact.
We can’t get enough of this minimalist hexagon throw!