HANDCRAFTED IN CALIFORNIA
Chanee Vijay is a textile design studio based in Manhattan Beach, CA. Founded in 2012, our goal is to create high quality, statement designs that reflect the individuality of each home. Chanee hand prints and sews textiles from her home studio where she lives with her husband and dog. After taking a year off to move cross-country and remodel a new home, her latest textiles collection gradually came to life. The collection is a departure from her earlier screen printed work. It is still hand printed, but with a new hand-dyed technique (which uses very little water), every throw pillow, wall hanging and bed cover is one of a kind.
In 2014, Chanee partnered with her mother to create the Plains collection. It is at its essence, plain - made from modest yet beautiful organic European hemp. Inspired by her mother's humble Midwest origins, Chanee designed a functional, durable and refined collection of aprons, napkins and hand towels for the natural modern home.
The 2013 Collection reflects her love for the geometric and historic patterns in her former city of Philadelphia. Terrain carried her Holiday 2013 table linen collection, and her pillow designs were offered at Schoolhouse Electric - a design collaboration for their Spring 2014 collection. The designs from Chanee's 2012 pillow collection were influenced by her travels across southern India (where she was married in 2007).
Chanee's designs have been seen in national and international publications and blogs like Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset Magazine, Lonny Magazine, Sweet Paul Magazine, DIY Magazine, Style at Home, NY Times, Design*Sponge, Remodelista, Design Milk, Apartment Therapy, and Fete Press, and on the Nate Berkus show. Her textiles have been featured at West Elm in Charlotte and Philadelphia, Schoolhouse Electric Co., Terrain, and the Philadelphia Art Alliance.
We believe in quality. In a world where disposable design is the norm, we strive to create unique pieces sewn with durable, natural hemp fibers that soften with each wash while still retaining their shape and structure.
We believe in responsibility. The 'how' is just as important as the design. We subscribe to a slow design philosophy, so each hand-printed piece is crafted with regard for health, real life and the environment. Chanee starts with beautifully woven and organically-grown French hemp. She prints with water-based, solvent-free textile inks that meet the strictest environmental standards.
Ground Fabric. Hemp has a nubby, earthy texture. It begins with a stiff, crisp hand but continues to soften beautifully with each wash. Free of bleach, dioxins, formaldehyde, caustic acids, fire retardants, and wrinkle-proofing chemicals.
Designs. Original hand-pulled screen prints. Hand dyed pieces are each one-of-a-kind. Specializing in surface pattern design, Chanee developed her signature style of painting her designs on screens as well as carving them into blocks, and hand printing on organic hemp.
Inks. Custom colors mixed in small batches with water-based and solvent-free ink. Meets the strictest environmental standards - free of CFCs, HCFCs, volatile solvents and aromatic hydrocarbons. PVC and Phthalate free.
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