The driving force behind Coe Textiles is a desire to create fashion with low environmental and human impact. In the face of globalization, traditional craftsmen have become increasingly marginalized. They believe that the human hand is essential in creating unique, one of a kind pieces as well as providing employment to people in remote villages. Natural dyes are used whenever possible and low impact, azo-free dyes when not. They work with block printers, handloom weavers and our tailoring unit on a personal level to provide you with transparency and high quality clothing.
Coe Textiles was created by Amanda Coe, an alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating with a degree in textiles she traveled to India where she became immersed in the country's vibrant history of craftsmanship.
Amanda now lives most of the year in the city of Jaipur where she rides her motorbike from her studio to the village of Bagru. For 400 years the village’s Chippa community has specialized in hand block printed fabrics made from natural dyes.
Amanda works closely with these printers as well as a weaving collective in Assam to learn, experiment, and push the boundaries of handicraft. She infuses traditional printing and weaving techniques with her own artistic practice to bring craft to a new audience.