I recently bought a scarf made by Kopḗ and it is one of the most beautiful textiles I’ve ever seen.
Kopḗ London is Fashion Accessories brand currently making unisex scarves that focus on combining traditional craft techniques with sustainable fashion and ethical sourcing. Their collections can be viewed and bought on their website.
Its products pass through the lives and hands of many craftspeople and makers who have given their time and skills to make these magnificent pieces and are designed using techniques that can’t be mass produced, making each product a limited edition.
Nearly 8200 fine dots are meticulously tied by women artisans on this piece, used as a resist to create the pattern and texture. Each piece takes two – three months to be tied. Once tied, it is sent to male artisans for dyeing using eco-friendly dyes. The cloth sensitively retains the memory of the making process, creating a three dimensional product.