Caï Fahrel was inspired by three chapters of my life;
The Devonshire countryside of my childhood, running around in the long grasses by the meadow mill pond;
Ten years living in the wild green mountains of northern Tuscany growing veggies and flowers,
and the balmy winter months of life in a small Goan village.
My fabrics began as a visual journal of these memories.
I spent four years based in Rajasthan, working and collaborating with independent local artisans, focusing on ethical, small batch, sustainable production and developing my first collection of patterns for print.
Rajasthan is an incredibly rich melting pot of age old textile techniques and traditions I passionately recreate through the new vision of Caï Fahrel's own unique lens. Building long term respectful, creative relationships with fellow makers to express a fusion of our skills in evolving hand crafted ways.
Now I have come full circle to settle on home ground, and be freshly inspired by the Jurassic coastline in England. I am excited about this new chapter. Reconnecting with this stunning and wild landscape, to express her in new ways and watch the patterns emerge.
I hope you will enjoy being part of the journey.