Chanee Vijay is a textile design studio based in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 2011, our goal is to create high quality, statement designs that enhance the individuality of each home. Made in microbatches, Chanee hand prints and paints original designs on organic European hemp and linen, and sews them into beautiful pieces for the home.
G R O U N D E D I N S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y
We believe in quality. Through every step of our slow design process, our focus is to create pieces that will stand up to real life. From cutting the organic hemp fabric, to sewing, we have high standards for beauty and durability.
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 sustainably-grown fibers and hand paints with water-based, solvent-free textile inks for a healthy, chemical-free process.
Ground Fabric. Hemp has a nubby, earthy texture. It begins with a stiff, crisp hand but continues to soften beautifully with each wash. Our fibers are free of bleach, dioxins, formaldehyde, caustic acids, fire retardants, and wrinkle-proofing chemicals.
Designs. Chanee blends multiple printing styles into her original designs - hand painting directly onto the fabric and hand pulled screen prints where she paints her designs onto screens.
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.
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 Restoration Hardware, Schoolhouse Electric Co., West Elm in Charlotte and Philadelphia, Terrain, and the Philadelphia Art Alliance.