John Robshaw Textiles

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After earning a fine arts degree at Pratt, John Robshaw traveled through India. While there he fell in love with the local artisans fabric-making traditions. The hands-on immediacy and vitality of textiles dyed, printed, woven, stitched, and worn piqued what was to become a lifelong fascination. “It’s so simple and natural.” (For example) “You touch a woodblock to wet clay and then to the fabric. After the clay dries, you dip the cloth into the indigo vat and the clay stays on. One dip gives the fabric a sky-blue color, two dips and it deepens to cobalt, three dips and its a saturated midnight blue. Then the fabric is laid out to dry in the sun and later the clay is washed off.”

John takes care to cultivate and preserve traditional fabric-making techniques, but not only in India. As a consultant for Aid to Artisans, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating economic opportunities for craftspeople in developing nations, John has traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia, Zimbabwe, and most recently, Bolivia, in support of the textile artisans there.

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Use and Care

Duvets, Euros, & Shams
300 TC Percale Cotton
Machine wash cold separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, iron at medium setting on reverse if necessary.

JR for John Robshaw Duvets, Euros & Shams
200 TC Percale Cotton
Machine wash cold, separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, iron at medium setting if necessary.

Sheets & Pillowcases
300 TC Percale Cotton
Machine wash cold separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, iron at medium setting on reverse if necessary.

JR for John Robshaw Sheets & Pillowcases
200 TC Percale Cotton
Machine wash cold, separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, iron at medium setting if necessary.

Stitched Sheeting
300 TC Percale Cotton
Machine wash cold separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, iron at medium setting on reverse if necessary.

All Pillows
Please see the individual pillow’s page for wash care instructions.

Hand Stitched Coverlets
100% Cotton
Machine wash cold separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, do not iron.

Cloud Coverlets
100% Cotton
Machine wash cold separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, do not iron.

Printed Coverlets & Throws
100% Cotton
Machine wash warm separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, iron at medium setting if necessary, do not dry clean.

Silk Coverlets And Shams
100% Silk
Dry clean only.

Khadi Throws
100% Cotton
Machine wash cold, separately. Gentle cycle. Do not bleach. Iron at low temperature. Line dry.

Baby Alpaca Throws
100% Silk
Dry clean only.

Bedskirts
300 TC Percale Cotton
Machine wash cold separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, iron at medium setting on reverse if necessary.

Quilts & Shams
100% Cotton Voile
Machine wash cold separately, delicate cycle, tumble dry low, do not bleach, iron at medium setting if necessary.