There are plenty of eco-friendly brands out there — but New York-based textile design studio Eskayel involves the environment at every level of its products’ production. Created by Brooklyn-based artist Shanan Campanaro, the dynamic designs start as paintings, inspired by nature.
“I spend a lot of time traveling in nature and photographing the places I go and then usually I paint from the photographs,” she explained “Then once the paintings have been made I pick and choose and design patterns or murals based on how the paintings turned out, using the paintings to make the patterns.”
Using sustainably-sourced materials and water-based pigment ink, Campanaro then turns her art into patterns, that can be turned into wallpaper, rugs, pillows and other home accessories. Constantly conscious of their environmental impact, Eskayel’s textiles are also created using transparent means, and made to order to eliminate stock waste. They also give back by donating one percent of their total sales to environmental organizations.
Eskayel’s flagship showroom is located in Williamsburg and features samples of Campanaro’s diverse designs, but they can also be bought around the city at places like ABC Carpet & Home and Studio Four NYC. They will also be offering new collections in 2019.
More about Eskayel can be found on their website.