It's the time of year, here in the US, for apple cider, chestnuts, crunchy leaves and sometimes rainy weather. There's nothing quite as refreshing as the season of Fall. This November, living through the election, COVID, and the looming questions they bring for 2021, it's about finding little joys wherever we can. Selkie’s new Autumn Toile designs were inspired by small pleasures found in a time long before the minute-by-minute play of current affairs, and constant social media. Why not channel your own inner, pre-digital era, and enjoy some relaxing quiet time, long walks under newly sparse trees, harvesting autumn fruits by hand, and trying treasured family recipes? Choose snail mail, sitting to write letters by hand, and opening envelopes sent in reply, all the while sipping hot tea and toast in a cosy breakfast nook. Layer up, and relish the feeling of Fall in the fabrics of your favorite coat, woolly socks, tights and boots.
Selkie’s Autumn Toile print takes a tradition made famous by an entrepreneur beginning in 1760 in the small town of Jouy just outside Paris. Well known artists provided designs that became popular with aristocrats for furnishings and décor, leaving a legacy of charming rustic scenes and features in single colors for us to continue to print on fabric. The Autumn Toile takes a deep, Fall red to pattern a soft cotton – something to wear for a romantic connection to countryside and a subtle sense of the season.