The F&C Journal

The Art of Furoshiki with Fox & Chave silks

The Art of Furoshiki with Fox & Chave silks

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping art, using fabrics to create beautifully decorative packaging and gift wrap. The custom dates back over 1,000 years and was originally used to wrap and carry the Japanese Emperor’s clothes and valuables. Later, the custom was translated to everyday life and became routine at public bath houses, where bathers would use a cloth to wrap their clothes – in fact this is where the name for this craft originated, as ‘furo’ means ‘bath’. In modern-day Japanese culture, wrapping gifts is considered highly respectful and different fabrics are used to wrap items, including silk and...

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Inspired by Art: Fox & Chave chats with Jane Bristowe to mark International Women’s Day

Inspired by Art: Fox & Chave chats with Jane Bristowe to mark International Women’s Day

Jane Bristowe, photographed in 'The Jane Bristowe Rhino Silk Square' by Lou Souza Photography https://www.lousouza.com/ As a celebration of women’s rights and liberty, International Women’s Day is particularly important to us, as a female-led business. Whilst our silk collection does take inspiration from the art and design of many male artists and designers, we’ve been working to sway the balance and champion not only female artists of the past, but also the present. In 2019, we had the pleasure of collaborating with the wonderful Jane Bristowe, to create a stunning square silk twill scarf, based on her iconic red ‘Rhinoceros’ linocut print....

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Art’s Great Love Stories – Celebrating the ‘Muse’

Art’s Great Love Stories – Celebrating the ‘Muse’

The lives of great artists often make for stories of epic proportions but what of the people who inspired them and often became the subject of their works, who were the muses of the greats?

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Celebrating 20 years of Fox & Chave with Jemima Haddock

Celebrating 20 years of Fox & Chave with Jemima Haddock

2021 is a special year for Fox & Chave, marking two eventful and wonderful decades since Managing Director, Jemima Haddock acquired the business and set about building the iconic silk accessories brand we know and love today.

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Flowers in Art - A Fragrant Romp Through History by Jemima Haddock

Floral Flowers Garden Klimt Silk Scarves Silk Ties Van Gogh van kessel

Flowers in Art - A Fragrant Romp Through History by Jemima Haddock

Florals are probably the most frequently used designs on textiles, for clothing and furnishings alike. 

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