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Reincarnated textiles

We are happy to announce that our gorgeous bags made from recycled tribal textiles have finally arrived!

If you remember the 70s with a fondness for cheesecloth and embroidery, are an aging hippy, a nouveau hippy or just appreciate authentic tribal textiles: this is the real deal!

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The ladies of western Gujarat, India, have a long tradition of embellishing their clothes with fine stitchery and mirror work. After the costume is no longer usable, the textiles are still highly valued as they have taken years to create, so they are recycled into new creations like these great little bags we have in store.

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The richness of these bags in the incredible detail, Continue reading

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The life of a button. And a buckle.

 

Our RetroGlam necklaces, made by moi, Beverley Bloxham, are made from no ordinary buttons and buckles. These babies have kept themselves nice down through the ages (well, from the mid 20th century), dodging the needle and thread, sidestepping cardies and coats, frocks and all manner of frippery to arrive clean and virginal in my button box. Maintaining their roots, they sport their vintage credentials in the pastel palette and strong geometric designs.

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Himalayan warmth

Winter has arrived in the southern hemisphere and we have some gorgeous warmth generating devices from one of the coldest places on the planet.

Pashmina goat

Pashmina goat

It gets so cold in the Himalayas that even the goats have developed clever ways of keeping warm. The Changthangi or pashmina goats have developed exceptionally warm and light fiber that not only insulates them from the sub-zero temperatures, but also makes some of the softest, warmest textiles you would ever want next to your skin.
All these winter warmers are made from hand-spun fibre which has been dyed from natural sources* and hand-woven into the most beautiful cloth.

We travelled to the home of these products to personally select Continue reading

Winter classics

New stock has arrived at KASU EMPORIUM!

Winter Classics: Pashmina & wool scarves from Kashmir

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Consider beige. It’s always been there, but not always in a good way.  Continue reading

Love is where you find it

heart_graffiti To celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day, we have borrowed from some of the world’s greatest lovers to share with your beloved.
The Dalai Lama advises “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay” while Lao Tzu says “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”

Oscar Wilde asks Continue reading

A KASU Christmas

 

KASU EMPORIUM wishes everyone all the
BEST for CHRISTMAS

 

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before…. Continue reading