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Handcrafted textiles

This season we have worked with one of our most established producers to create an entirely new design story, Shack.

Handcrafted Textiles – Martha Coates textiles designer and people handcrafting textiles in India – Habitat UK


Martha Coates, our textile designer, spent time in Panipat, India, an area known for handcrafted textiles. Using traditional techniques in a contemporary way, we worked collaboratively with the producer in painstaking detail to create the Cabana rug and cushion. A range of fabric qualities dyed to a bespoke colour palette, are handwoven to create these unique textiles. The beauty being their intrinsic individuality as a result of this process.


Not the result of a prescriptive trend or style, the products were developed organically and are the happy outcome of a long design relationship with one of our most trusted craftsmen. A marriage of skill and modernity. Each piece is hand-loomed, often by one particular person as their style of weaving comes to be as unique as their handwriting.

Handcrafted Textiles – Man hand crafting a rug and wool – Habitat UK


This way of developing product is typical of how Habitat works with its producers to develop unique designs. The process of bringing a product to life, from design brief to sampling, relies on the integrity of the design and the abilities of the producer to make it a reality. In doing this, we reach all corners of the globe in our hunt for original products. Products that you would be proud to have in your homes.

Handcrafted Textiles – rugs laid out on the floor – Habitat UK