Pude: Wild silk, shaping up naturally

Pude: pure wild silk!

Pude: pure wild silk!

Pude – sustainable home textiles is reviving the long tradition of wild silk used in interior design: with an exquisite collection of cushions and table linen made from fair-trade wild silk, the company from Berlin has given this fine fabric an interpretation of its own. The cushions (pude is the Danish term for cushion) are classical, almost puristic in design. They radiate the unpretentious charm of a French cottage. The colour is always a soft ecru or light beige. Pude does not use different shades or patterns, and this means their textiles have a very relaxing feel to them!

“Our heart is in wild silk. It always has an uneven quality about it, which in itself makes it a work of art – predestined for use as decoration. Wild silk looks and feels very impressive and that for me is one reason to love it,” says Kirsten Wiegand, the woman behind Pude.

All the cuts are clear and simple. The only details are the pleats, which are either ironed flat, single-stitched or with multiple folds, but always very elegant and restrained, the way wild silk is. From the silk via the yarn to the packaging, almost all the materials used are eco-friendly or recycled. The company deliberately does without fastening devices such as zips, hooks/eyes or buttons. All the cushions are attached to their covers by means of inserts or tie ribbons made of the same material.

pude-bild1-1The natural light colour underlines the elegance, calmness and warmth of this fine material. Only organic wild silk from a fair-trade project in the Northeast of India is used throughout the collection. This light exclusive quality has a soft sheen to it, is certified in accordance with GOTS and is hand-woven, 100% natural and fair. Cutting and production are developed and implemented in cooperation with a Berlin production agency that stands for transparent sustainable production management.

At Heimtextil 2015, Pude will be displaying scatter cushions, chair cushions and table linen in wild silk for the first time in the new&next segment.

Kerstin Böhning

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