Dym  |  california textiles

Our Values

 
 

OUR VALUES

Sustainability

From our choice of fabrics (100% natural fibers), to our water use (it’s recycled!), to the (very minimal) waste produced, we care deeply about our environmental impact on the planet. 

Local workers

We employ a network of local artists in the the Bay Area to make our blocks, to print our fabric, and to sew custom creations for you. Working with our community enables us to truly be a part of the overall process, to create with intention and complexity—the opposite of high-output manufacturing.

Made by hand, for real

Everything at Dym is made by people! We hand print for a one-of-a-kind look and feel—no computers or machines, except a washing machine—and never digitally printed. Each piece emerges from our process with sumptuousness. When you touch, hold and see our fabric, you have a sensual experience.

Endless variation, including radical imperfection

We embrace the beauty of irregularity. Regularity within irregularity, like leaves on a tree, wielding our tools toward the Japanese concept wabi-sabi. Even as we inevitably improve our craft, day by day, we relish delightful variations yielded by the block printing process. And we move toward, rather than avoid, so-called errors—drops of ink and varying colors add genuine charm and visual richness. 

Small production. Slow textiles

We don’t take shortcuts. We demand everything from our very slow process. Acutely aware that the world has plenty of manufactured things and less wild space, we take time to be deliberate so that we create beautiful cloth that will last into the future. With block printing, as with no other technique, we can even re-print old pieces in order to give them new life! We love this craft.