This summer Redloh House Fabrics have added another collection to their treasure trove of printed linens, weaves, embroideries, rugs and accessories. These vibrant fabrics, based on Jamaican prints from the 1960s and 70s are by Bird in the Hand.
Founded in 2008, Bird in the Hand set about the task of updating and redrawing original Jamaican prints from the 1960s and 70s, producing top quality textiles for interiors, and a range of linen homeware products. Set up in 2008, Bird in the Hand started re-issuing original Jamaican prints from the 1960s and 70s. These screenprinted fabrics, originally made by Textiles of Jamaica, were used in homes across Jamaica and sold in the department stores of New York. After a factory fire in the late 1980s, the company was faced with financial difficulties and forced to close.
Born in Jamaica and living in London, Bird in the Hand’s chief designer grew up surrounded by these fabrics and pieced their story together, gathering the original prints from around the world, redrawing and updating them, and screenprinting them in London on the finest linen and union cloth.
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