"Blue Christmas - Christmas will be Blue
Tensira is a lifestyle brand, highlighting West African savoir-faire and indigo dyeing technique. Since the beginning, indigo has always played a part in Tensira’s collection. It is part of the brand’s DNA.
This season, Tuulia, the artistic director decides to honor these unique fabrication methods in her Christmas collection,
by launching ‘Blue Christmas, Indigo Christmas’.
Indigo sets the tone for this collection, either enhancing or being surprisingly mixed with other unexpected colours in the collection.
The seventies, the come back of Gucci or the designer Roy Halston’s work, all bring inspiration and a wind of change to this collection of Tuulia, resulting in new tartans and tie-dyes in yellow or soft red.
Tensira also offers a new edition of bicolors in bright shades. The iconic ‘cabas’ bag now comes without bows in sober tones for a more sophisticated look.
The mini apron has been reworked this season in a patchwork style, as well as the patchwork ‘cabas’ bag in 4 various elegant styles.
The patch pocket kimono comes back in lighter and silky soft, still 100% cotton and handwoven.
Text by Violaine Belle-Croix, trad. Deborah Sfez
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.