Founded with a deep belief in the role that designers can play in creating work for people in developing communities. Each product is handmade by a women working from home, in a rural area of Bulgaria. This project is the result of collaboration with local Charities supporting women in need.
In the short time since launching (September 2006) Tamielle’s hankies have received the prize for ‘Best New Product’ and are stocked in leading Boutiques in London, Paris, Madrid, Glasgow and Dublin. ‘The Handkerchief Club’ initiative, represents a wish to revive one of the most beautiful, romantic product ever to exist: The Hand Embroidered Handkerchief.
I do believe that trade can be personal and intimate. Each embroidered product comes with a little tag – telling you the name of the woman who had created it for you.