eye heart hand

eye heart hand® is a collaborative for creating sustainable field-to-fiber luxury products for the home, founded by U.S.-based designer Kate D. Spain and her spouse Pete. Together they connected with Hamish Guild of High Peak Estate New Zealand and Firoz Ansari, a GoodWeave®-certified rug master in India.

eye heart hand® rugs have been cultivated to reinforce the traceable connections with the ‘eye’ of the designer, the ‘heart’ of the land and sustainable farmer, and the ‘hand’ of the GoodWeave artisan maker —  with the ‘earth’ at the center of it all. The process itself is a collaboration with our natural world that reflects a steadfast belief that we are responsible for sustaining and preserving harmony in the earth’s fragile ecosystems. This sensitivity and awareness guides our principles and processes, including tracing the wool back to the Perendale sheep at Guilds’ High Peak Estate.

Oritain Partnership

  • Oritain has collected, analysed and archived samples of wool and developed a geochemical fingerprint for the Guilds of High Peak Estate, New Zealand.
  • Oritain can compare any wool sample to this specification to make a determination of the origin of the sample.
  • The origin of the wool randomly sampled from the eye heart hand rug artisans has been independently and scientifically verified by Oritain.

 

Oritain has collected and analysed samples of eye heart hand wool and can verify that they are consistent to claimed origin.

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