FROM CANVASES TO COUCHES: DESIGNER LAUNCHES TEXTILE LINES IN COLLABORATION WITH FEMALE, MINORITY AND LGBTQ ARTISTS
June 12, 2018 - A Midwest-based designer has established a new textile line that aims to connect women, minority and LGBTQ artists to a wider market and audience.
Collecture, based in Peoria, IL, has so far contracted with two artists to give their artwork a second lease on life by reprinting their pieces onto textiles. The fabrics are now available for potential stockists with wholesale options.
Collecture founder and CEO Abby Gettys says she wanted to thread together artists and the interior design market, while also providing a meaningful material for brands and designers.
“I want to advocate for artists in a meaningful way while promoting the value of intentionally integrating art into the home.”
Each line of textiles is named after the artist and tells a story about their vision.
“The artists and I depend on each other’s artistic abilities to bring each collection to life. We work within the same mindset, but with our own aesthetic vocabulary. Telling the story behind the original art piece is an important part of the process”
Collecture’s Spring 2018 collection was released in May. More information about Collecture and wholesale ordering can be found here.
Collecture is a home textile company based in Peoria, IL that creates fabric and pillows from original pieces made by working artists. It was founded in an effort to advocate for artists and emphasize the importance of original art in interior design. Collecture’s founder Abby Gettys’ vision for bringing art to the masses stems from her previous work as an interior designer. Procuring original art for her clients' homes reinforced her belief in the philosophy that the best way to support the arts is to buy art.