PO-EM is a creative collection of handmade textiles & wares by artist/designer Carla Venticinque-Osborn. Collections take inspiration from stories, poems, the hand's work, the animal gaze, storytelling through pattern, utility, and merging old things with new things. Every piece is intent on being genuine, and serves as an ode to the handmade.
Textile process: Far from commonplace, PO-EM textiles are made from homespun and handwoven fibers, and use natural dyes for color. Traditional methods of artisan design are explored such as block printing, weaving and resist-dying. Textile works are proudly made in partnership with established artisan cooperatives and workshops in India, Guatemala and Mexico.
Production & Mission: PO-EM's products are produced via socially and environmentally positive channels of production (natural non-toxic dyes and materials, fair pay, supporting craftspeople-artisans-makers). The world needs more good, it needs to slow down - PO-EM is a designer's attempt to insert thoughtful pauses amongst a fast-paced world via artfully sustainable wares.
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Po-em - Ode Dress in Natural Simple wrap dress with strap tie closure Can be dressed up or down 100% mid weight undyed cotton Handmade
Po-em - Lounger Pant in Natural Comfortable elastic waisted pants with pockets 100% heavy cotton Handmade
Po-em - Everyday Top in Natural This textile is on the thicker side, with lots of texture - similar to raw silk Roomy, boxy fit. 100% cotton Handmade
Po-em - Tank Top in Madder Simple tank top crafted from lightweight, soft handwoven cotton A simple tank silhouette, you can wear alone or layered 100% cotton Handmade
Po-em - Day Dress in Madder The dress has pockets and hits on average at the knee Wear often - fabric soften over time with wear and wash 100% cotton...
Po-em - Pod Dress in Natural Casual “cocoon” styled silhouette dress with pockets Wear often - fabric soften over time with wear and wash 100% lightweight undyed cotton Handmade