Molas From the Kuna Natives

Ilene Danchig traveled all over the globe finding her textile treasures, but one people and one place in particular held a special place in her heart:  the Kunas from the San Blas Archipelago. Molas are body coverings that originate from the Kuna people.  Christian missionaries arrived in San Blas in the late 1800s and were […]

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Expanding the Vault

Many people have asked me “How did you get all of the archives and where did they come from?”  As you know, we have expanded our vault of textile treasures!  This past March, we purchased the Ilene Danchig Studio and what an adventure it has been! 179 boxes full of textiles, hand-painted art, and more […]

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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: Floral Motif

While our archive is extensive and includes designs that date back to the 1800s, this can mean the fabrics aren’t always labeled with their birth year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t share these mystery materials with you all!   Just by analyzing the material, our textile experts believe this week’s throwback fabric is from the 1930s era based on […]

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The Baxter Mill Archive Team’s New Year’s Resolutions

The year is coming to a close, and you know what that means- time for some New Year’s Resolutions!  We asked our team what some of their resolutions are for 2017.  Here’s our top ten: Drink a little less wine, a little more water. Eat fewer sweets and a few more fruits and veggies. Exercise […]

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The Farm to Closet Movement: A Progression in Fashion

We’ve all heard of the farm to table movement, but what about farm to closet?  It doesn’t really mean you’ll be harvesting crops and raising pigs in your walk-in, but close.  Farm to closet is the idea that we as consumers should be aware of where our clothes come from and how they are made.  […]

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Before and After: How We Remaster an Archive Document for Today’s Market

How can you take a fabric swatch from 1890 and make it relevant in today’s market?  It’s a technical and creative process that our designers at the Baxter Mill Archive have mastered.  Each archive piece requires customized treatment, but there are some basic guidelines we follow. Read on to see how our designers get it […]

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