Handspun Cardiff ThrowRose and Fitzgerald
After three years of living in East Africa, we made the long journey to our new home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, a small beach community just north of San Diego. Home to a few well-known surf spots, the vibe of the laid-back town gives us serious style nostalgia for the “California dream” of the 1960s, a time we associate with bright colors and retro stripes. This is the design inspiration behind our Cardiff pillow.
For this blanket, we teamed up with a talented group of master weavers working in a fair-trade environment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The all-natural cotton was handpicked and then spun on looms and the dyes used are natural and non-toxic. The tiny black spots or specs that you sometimes see in the material are from natural seeds of the cotton, making each piece unique and slightly textured—but no less soft.