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Who We Are

 
 

Hundreds of decisions go into the way we create our patterns. Our process rewards us with endlessly stunning patterns.  – MIRIAM DYM, Founder
 

Who we are

Dym California Textiles create dynamic block-printed fabrics, custom printed for whatever you can dream. We craft our fabric in-house into micro collections of home goods and limited-edition clothing. We hand print with dyes on sumptuous natural fiber cloth to produce the richest color and the softest hand. All of our products are designed and printed in our Northern California workshop.
 

Miriam Dym, Founder Photo: Karoline Robbins

Miriam Dym, Founder
Photo: Karoline Robbins

About Miriam Dym, founder:

Miriam is an artist, designer, dreamer, and self-taught systems thinker. In creating textiles, Dym focuses on how patterns can emerge, and fall apart, through systems of rules and decision making. This is made all the more interesting when working with hand printed fabric. Through experimentation with block printing, she has also come to understand the philosophical value of “error”. To what extent can mistakes fold into a process? How can wonderful results be achieved with little waste?

 

About our printerS

Hannah is a musician, currently studying at a conservatory in Berkeley and has worked at Dym for 3 years. In that period, she surpassed her intern duties and has become the genius that manifests the awesome patterns available at Dym. Hannah’s knowledge and management of all things in our workshop has helped standardize our process, which enables the studio’s capacity to experiment. She loves working with creative and smart women and hanging with our studio dog Louie. She also sings in a band!

River is a Visual and Social Practice Artist currently pursuing her MFA in San Francisco with a background in Ceramics. She joined Dym in February 2017 and has an acute sensibility for the details in complicated printing patterns. She is a key presence both in the studio and the office and delights in sharing podcast listening “responsibilities” with Hannah in the studio as they work together making beautiful, colorful textiles. 

 

About the people who sew for us:

When you create fabric, you also create opportunity to sew things from cloth. For larger orders (about 50 pieces), we work with a small sewing factory in San Francisco. Pillow inserts must be custom sewn to accommodate our increasingly sculptural pillows.

For smaller orders, including custom curtains, pillows, tablecloths we work with a couple of truly brilliant people in the Bay Area. Antonia and Marge are the newest contributors to Dym. They approach projects with a divine combination of structural engineering and calm playfulness while maintaining a high aesthetic. They are visionaries who bring magic to our process and are happy to have them working alongside us.