The Mimbres textile collection was born out of a deep appreciation for the one-of-a-kind nature of things that are handcrafted.
In a world where mass production has become the norm, we set out to present the work of the finest textile artists and craftspeople from India and SE Asia. This led to the pursuit of traditional and vintage textiles, along with a contemporary re-interpretation of age-old techniques and motifs.
We are intrigued by sustainable materials, such as natural plant-based dyes, organic cotton, flax, nettle and wild silk. In addition to presenting traditional hand-woven and block-printed textiles, we are inspired by expanding the potential of various dyeing techniques such as Bandhani, Shibori, clamp and dip dying.
Charles Galatis, Owner/Design Director, was a fledgling ceramicist when he enrolled in a weaving class many years ago at Goddard College in Vermont. This limited training in traditional hand weaving sparked a life-long love affair with hand–crafted textiles. In 2009, inspired by a long-delayed return visit to N. India, he founded Mimbres with the aim of only producing work that is handcrafted and of a very high Caliber.