Oct 10, 2013

Exhibitors from all over will be showcasing the latest trends in design, entertaining and home improvement at the Vancouver Home + Design Show, happening next weekend from Thursday to Sunday. Among the 325+ exhibitors is Le fil rouge Textiles, an independent design house for unique, natural textiles and accessories.

Le fil rouge Textiles is so looking forward to showcasing at BC Place Stadium that the Vancouver-based company is giving away one of their coveted baby alpaca woven blankets, valued at $245, on our show website! This cozy, stylish throw is perfect for keeping warm over the winter, so click here for your chance to win!

Le fil rouge Textiles aims to bring comfort, beauty and inspiration to life through authentic, sustainable materials and charming designs. Founder and designer Ellen Walde chose the name, French for “the red thread”, because of its many connotations throughout different cultures.

Le fil rouge Textiles currently offers three collections. The alpaca collection of luxurious scarves and blankets. A linen collection of tea towels, bath sheets and throws made in Vancouver. Last but not least, a limited edition collection of hand printed linen or silk table runners created in Ellen's studio. 
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We sat down with Ellen Walde to learn more about Le fil rouge Textiles and what inspires her designs.

Tell about how Le fil rouge Textiles came to be.

My company is the realization of a lifelong passion for natural fibres. I have always been attracted to the tactile appeal of beautiful cloth and fibres since learning to knit as a child growing up in Germany. I studied weaving, sculpture and Art Therapy and after moving to Canada in 1987, I continued my studies in textile art. Le fil rouge was launched in 2012. 

Why did you start Le fil rouge Textiles?

I wanted to make unique, natural textile accessories more available and accessible. We cover our body in fabric almost 24 hours a day and there are lots of chemicals in those fabrics. The linen and baby alpaca fibers used in all Le fil rouge Textiles products are sustainable and eco-friendly.

What inspires you when designing for Le fil rouge Textiles?

Unpretentious luxury! I am inspired by nature, my travels and everything around me. Many things can spark my imagination and sometimes it begins with the material itself. I am influenced by the casual sophistication of European aesthetics, sustainability and ethical business practices. 
How many years have you been involved with the Vancouver Home + Design Show?

This is my first year participating in the show and I am looking forward to meeting everyone. I can’t wait to share my passion for beautiful textiles. 

See and feel Le fil rouge Textiles for yourself at the Vancouver Home + Design Show. Purchase your tickets online today and save $3 off regular adult admission.  Find Le fil rouge Textiles on Facebook or check out their website for more information. For more chances to win, click here
For 2-for-1 tickets to the show order HERE and save today!