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FabricNation supports a Homegrown Philosophy

Cushions with African Textile Tradition

FabricNation are the South African based design duo Jann Cheritz and Jane Soloman and another firm favourite of Porcupine Rocks. Their inspiration comes from the African textile tradition, brought to life in a modern urban context with its blending of diverse sources and influences to create the ʻfabric of a nationʼ. FabricNation supports a ʻhomegrownʼ philosophy where all fabrics are printed in South Africa and, as far as possible, 100% cotton base cloth is sourced locally. The designs are screen printed by hand or by using a rotary printing technique with a very old machine dating back to the late 1800ʼs.

veld african cushion

All of FabricNationʼs designs lend themselves effortlessly to any room set, but we especially love the ones that take itʼs inspiration from two of the Big Five animals on the South African Rand notes. With a lion on the front (50 Rand note) and a rhino on the back (10 Rand note), it beautifully highlights these proud animals. The Bokkie fabric is a reinterpretation of the springbok, inspired by art deco textiles and the South African railways.

 African Cushions by Fabricnation

Another favourite from FabricNation is the Veld design, which depicts an African savannah rendered in repeat in the style of a 1970s landscape photograph, offering a window onto the great outdoors that is at once expansive and calming.

These African themed cushions would sit comfortably alongside any contemporary interior, bringing a splash of colour, humour and sophistication to any scheme. And if your clientʼs want to embrace even more of FabricNation designs, they are also available by the meter for you to create your own masterpieces.

african cushions - animal cushions

 

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Veld African Cushions by Pocupine Rocks 

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