Tie-Dye But Make It Minimalist—This Textile Collab Stars a Fresh Technique
Tensira’s new pattern is exclusive to Goodee.
Published Mar 27, 2023 12:43 PM
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Since its 2019 launch, we’ve regularly shopped Goodee’s broad mix of ethically made, socially conscious homewares sourced from around the world. Everything from artisan candles and cool cleaning supplies to handwoven bicycle baskets and porcelain table lamps have landed in the carts of Domino editors and readers who find resonance in the platform’s mission. The brand’s drive to highlight traditionally crafted designs is evident in its latest collaboration. Today Goodee launches a four-piece capsule collection with Tensira, a West African home brand founded by Hamidou Diallo and Tuulia Makinen Diallo.
While these aren’t the only products from Tensira to be sold at Goodee, they are the first exclusives, featuring a new tricolor pattern courtesy of indigo dyeing, a centuries-old practice carried out by expert woman dyers in the Republic of Guinea. A painstaking production process means that no two pieces are the same, and each of the four products—two cushions, a mattress, and a bedroll—is filled with hand-shelled kapok, a soft, hypoallergenic fiber made from the eponymous tree’s fruit. The sustainably made decor is created from hand-spun cotton and handwoven using traditional Guinean methods that marry coziness with cultural significance.
The color palette consists of vivid, nature-inspired shades, and complementary checks and stripes offer major mix-and-match potential: Cordon off a kids-only reading nook, assign multiple cushions to sofa-sprucing duty, or unfold a pair of mattresses to create conversation pit vibes. We’re particularly a fan of the bedroll design, which is lightweight, slim, and supercomfy—we’d layer one on a sofa for extra cushion or pile several on the floor for a plush, low-to-the-ground seat. Anyone up for a very relaxed cocktail hour?