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2016 LOOKBOOK 2 0 1 6 P R O D U C T C ATA L O G U E

The Dharma Door is globally recognised as a brand that has been making a tangible difference through design since 2004. An original thinker among lifestyle brands, our team continues to develop an actionable Fair Trade philosophy, connecting with talented artisans across continents. We combine contemporary design, lasting functionality and unfailing ethics to create products that tell a much bigger story than just the item itself. A story woven with every stitch and fibre. We believe that design can make a real difference

in the world – that’s why The Dharma Door subscribes to an unconventional design process that puts our maker’s first. We begin by getting to know our artisan partners by observing the traditional skills being practiced in their communities and always choose locally grown raw materials. These materials form the foundation of the natural and textural style that is synonymous with our brand. The Dharma Door creates fair and sustainable work for artisans by ensuring our collections are timeless, functional and aesthetically beautiful.

P RO D U C T S T H AT T E L L A S TO RY. . .

Made by hand, completely unique and distinctly individual; we ensure quality throughout production while still preserving the little flourishes that make our products distinctly handmade.

RIGHT Laundry Jute Basket - Natural: DT005

Style Tip Shallow jute baskets offer a beautiful way to display collected curiosities from nature and your travels.

LEFT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Minikin Jute Bowl - Natural: DT050 Jute Bowl - Natural: DT047

ABOVE Trio of Round Jute Baskets - Natural: DT018NTL

Our smaller jute baskets are perfect for every room in the the entry for keys; in the bathroom for hand towels; toilet rolls and toiletries; in the office for pens and devices; on the coffee table for remote controls or for potted plants... The options are endless.

ABOVE Trio of Jute Baskets - Natural: DT037NTL

ABOVE Round Jute Basket - Natural: DT090NTL

Jute baskets for storing pillows, blankets, toys, dress-ups or shoes. Large Jute Basket - Natural: DT004NTL Small Jute Basket - Natural: DT003NTL

Style Tip A jute bowl in the kitchen provides a stylish vessel for fruit, veggies, potted herbs or utensils.



Large Jute Basket - Charcoal: DT004CHL

Jute Bowl - Charcoal with Natural trim: DT025

Round Jute Basket - Charcoal: DT090CHL

Natural Dyeing Natural dyeing is an important part of both our design aesthetic and sustainable committment. We partner with artisans who are specialists in the art of natural dyeing - you will find their skills in the charcoal, indigo, browns and golds across our range.

The Dharma Door products are hand-dyed and hand-woven in rural villages in Bangladesh. Post-dyeing cleanup is done in the village waterways - the same water that is used for washing clothes, fishing, food preparation and playing. We’re conscious of this. Our mission is for our products to have a wholly positive effect on the artisans and their communities. This is why natural dyeing makes perfect sense to us.

Our artisan partners are proud to be creating products that are globally recognised for their impeccable handmade qualities.

LEFT Laundry Jute Basket - Charcoal: DT001

We love the palette and subtle variations that are unique to natural dyes. They combine well with our favourite fibres and suit the earthy, textural aesthetic that The Dharma Door is known for.

LEFT Small Jute Basket - Charcoal: DT003CHL

The Seafarers Baskets are destined to bring just the right amount of handwoven texture into any home. Chunky rope-like handles feature on all three basket sizes available as the larger Solo (above) or the Duo (left).



Duo: DRS020

Solo: DRS021

Empowering women The Dharma Door is committed to training more women each year and assisting them to trade their way out of poverty through meaningful work that maximises their skills. Supporting the empowerment of women strengthens the fabric of their communities and develops inspiring, motivational leaders.

ABOVE Trio of Woven Pots: DRS018NTL

Bold and tactile, our Tassel Wall Hangings are a statement maker for any space.

ABOVE Jumbo Jute Wall Hanging - Natural with Tassels: DRS016

ABOVE Jute Macrame Wall Hanging - Natural with Tassels: DRS005 (also available with a touch of indigo - DRS006)

Style Tip Textural wall art adds warmth and interest to any room in the home. Our Mandala Wall Hanging is handwoven with natural jute and works beautifully in a bedroom, hallway or living room. Mandala Wall Hanging: DRS022

Our new rugs will bring warmth and a modern earthiness to any interior. Crafted from panels of handwoven jute in the same natural colour and quality as our flagship jute baskets. Each panel is meticulously hand-stitched together to create a contemporary patchwork of texture.




Bhola (Herringbone) Rug - 240cm x 170cm: DBS001

Sunda (Triangles) Rug - 240cm x 170cm: DBS002

Kasba (multi pattern) - 240cm x 170cm: DBS003

Totes, Shoppers & String Bags Our bag collection is handwoven from locally-sourced jute, hemp and cotton. Always classic. Always natural. Ethical fashion at it’s best.

Jumbo Hemp String Bags with bold rope handles are super-handy for market or

The simplicity of natural jute

beach trips and look gorgeous styled in an entrance, hallway or mudroom.

with an added touch of luxe vegetable-tanned leather handles.

ABOVE Jumbo Hemp String Bag - Natural: DP104NT

Natural Jute String Bag w/t tan

(also available in Charcoal - DP104CL and Indigo - DP104IN)

leather handles: DRS008

Hand weaving... Every Dharma Door shopper & tote creates an opportunity for artisans to preserve the handweaving traditions that have endured throughout their communities for centuries. A story woven with every warp, weft and fibre.

The Pacific Collection includes handwoven classic stripes in wide or thin and our much-loved diamond design. Choose from roomy lined totes with fabric shoulder straps or the versatile shopper with wrapped jute handles. Available in white, natural and indigo. ABOVE -

ABOVE - Clockwise from left:

Back: Pacific Tote - Wide Stripes Natural & White: DT078NTL

Pacific Tote - Thin Stripes Natural & White: DT079NTL

Front: Pacific Shopper - Thin Stripes Natural & White: DT082NTL

Pacific Tote - Wide Stripes Indigo & White: DT079IN Pacific Shopper - Two-tone Natural & White: DT083NTL

To view our full collection of handwoven Shoppers & Totes, please contact your local representative or visit our website.

Ruma carefully prepares cotton for dyeing and weaving into our collections.

The epitome of slow, unhurried production, these beautiful throws have been carefully crafted by the hands of master weavers in the desert region of Kutch, India. True to the Khadi process, the wool is hand-clipped and the cotton is hand-picked; the fibres are handspun and handwoven with selvedge edges and the tassels on each piece are finished by hand. ABOVE


Desai Wool Throw: DBVV001

Adesar Cotton Throw: DBVV002

Education One of the key benefits of our Fair Trade partnerships is enabling the artisans the opportunity to educate their children. Reshaping their future.

“One of my favourite things about the artisan groups that we work with is their self-managed Savings & Loan Schemes. Each artisan group forms a committee, and each committee is given a money box with two keys, which are held by a democratically elected leader and co-leader. Every month, they meet and put 5% of their earnings in the box. During this meeting, the women are given the opportunity to present a loan request if needed. This might be for a new roof on their house, a toilet, an animal to provide food, books for their children, clothing or a medical procedure for a family member. There can only be one recipient each time and she is chosen according to the greatest need. This gives each woman the chance to have control over her finances and plan for her future!�

Shannon Sheedy. Founder, The Dharma Door

The Dharma Door e: p: (+61) 6629 1114 w: a: Byron Bay hinterland, NSW, Australia Instagram: @thedharmadoor The Dharma Door USA e: p: (+1) 707 332 0890 w: a: Benicia, California Instagram: @thedharmadoorusa The Dharma Door Europe e: p: (+45) 26 44 72 40 w: a: Aarhus, Denmark Instagram: @thedharmadooreu

The Dharma Door 2016 Lookbook  

The Dharma Door is globally recognised as a brand that has been making a tangible difference through design since 2004. An original thinker...

The Dharma Door 2016 Lookbook  

The Dharma Door is globally recognised as a brand that has been making a tangible difference through design since 2004. An original thinker...