"APRIL IN PARIS"
When Josephine Baker sings “En Avril à Paris”, time stops as we start feeling the soft awakening of spring inside us.
The voice of this artist, dancer, singer, fashion and humanitarian icon has served to inspire Tuulia’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection for Tensira.
Distilling glamor and enthusiasm into the home, Tensira introduces new prints alongside classics, such as indigos, timeless stripes and the very French selection of red and blue fabrics for this season.
Discover new tartans, in shades of red and pink - symbols of love - to bring a bright twist of color to your home.
Connect to nature through sandy, beige and natural tones skillfully mixed by Tuulia, and subtly highlighted with gingham, that make us want to escape to the great outdoors for fresh air and lovely picnics.
The long-awaited removable mattress covers, the return of the crossed back apron, as well as the limited edition bicolor capsule complete this season’s collection.
As a modern business mainly led by women, partnered with the Red Cross and aware of its impact on the planet,
it’s now been more than 10 years that Tensira builds handcrafted and responsible products committed to brightening up your home.
HOME LINEN AND ACCESSORIES IN 100% HAND-WOVEN COTTON
Tensira offers home linen and accessories in 100% cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven and hand-dyed. The refinement of the dyes, the touch of the cotton entirely hand woven and the originality of the creations makes Tensira’s products unique. Tensira offers two collections a year and each collection is created around a specific theme.
Indigo and tie&dye
TENSIRA is reviving traditional indigo dyeing in its workshop in Guinea. The indigo blue comes from the green leaves of the indigotier plant. This plant grows in the mountainous region of Guinea, and is famous for its excellent natural dyeing qualities. Hamidou’s mother was an expert in dyeing and did the first indigo blue dye for TENSIRA. Today, TENSIRA’s artisans repeat her method. The dyeing process consists of several phases. Indigos are hand-dyed according to this traditional method and bring out TENSIRA’s signature deep blue.
To attain the unique tie&dye patterns, each stitch is sewn separately using a needle and thread before soaking the textile and then wringing it dry. One meter of tie&dye fabric contains about 3,600 stitches that are sewn and then unsewn after dyeing one by one. This level of craftsmanship makes TENSIRA’s products unique and gives them a level of quality unmatched by similar mass produced products.
TENSIRA is specialized in home linen and fashion accessories in 100% cotton.
We propose cushion covers, throws and bed covers with fringes and curtains. We have a best-selling line of over-lay mattresses and cushions filled with a natural fiber.
TENSIRA’s table linen includes: tablecloths, table runners, tea towels, napkins, placemats and aprons.
In the fashion accessories, you have kimonos, wrap shirts, tote bags, and pouches.
The overlay mattresses and cushions are filled with 100% natural fiber that has a soft and silky touch as well as an excellent density.
The mattresses can be easily piled on a daybed. The mix of stripes and indigos makes them irresistible!
Since 2015, Tensira has been collaborating with the French fashion icon Ines de la Fressange. This collaboration includes cushions, throws and bed covers, tote bags, table linen as well as aprons and mattresses.
TENSIRA is highly requested for collaborations with beautiful brands such as Sézane, Samsonite, Bioderma, Sur La Table, Cutter Brooks. Discover our latest collaborations following our Instagram or Facebook.
Since 2013 Tensira’s headquarters are located at prestigious 21 Place des Vosges in the third arrondissement of Paris. We welcome clients upon appointment from Monday to Friday.