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New pillow prints and fabrics will be showcased September 29th

Are we excited? Yes we are!

Modern+West will be at the upcoming Portland Flea and Food on Sunday, September 29th from 10am to 4pm just behind Rejuvenation in SE Portland. We're bringing have some great new custom pillow covers with exciting new prints and fabric for the upcoming Autumn season.

September 06, 2019 — Jeana Dahle
Portland Flea Market July 29th

Portland Flea Market July 29th

We're looking forward to another great time at the Portland Flea & Food. The July 2019 event is coming up fast.

We'll be bringing our latest pillow covers and blankets. Lately we've been able to source some amazing fabrics from the middle east and they are stunning. Jeana simply has one of the best eyes when it comes to fabric and design.

Come visit us at our space and say hello. This event has great food and drink so prepare to show up hungry!

Portland Flea & Food : Facebook
Sunday -- 07/29/19
11am to 4pm
SE 6th and Salmon St. (Just behind Rejuvenation)

Portland Flea FAQ:

Is it free to attend the Portland Flea?
Yes, it's absolutely free.

Can I bring my dog and kids?
Yes, both are welcome!

What payments are accepted at the Portland Flea?
Vendors accept cash and credit/debit.

How large is the Portland Flea?
40+ local vendors spread out over 2 blocks.

Where at the Flea will Modern+West be?
Unfortunately vendors are not told of their location until about a week before the event so we'll update you as soon as we know more.
 

July 17, 2019 — Team M+W
Portland Flea - June 30th

Portland Flea - June 30th

Modern+West will be at the Portland Flea & Food this Sunday June 30th, 2019. We'll have our booth filled with custom pillow covers and blankets handmade with the Worlds best fabrics.

40+ merchants and food vendors will be there.

Come on by and say hello!

Portland Flea website

SE 6th & Salmon Street
Portland, 11:00am - 4:00pm

June 24, 2019 — Team M+W
Mud Cloth Explained

Mud Cloth Explained

In recent years mud cloth (bògòlanfini) has become a popular textile in Western interior design, fashion and fine art. We'll answer the most popular questions about this beautiful and fascinating fabric.

What Is Mud Cloth?

Mud Cloth or "bogolan" (Bambara: bɔgɔlanfini; "mud cloth") is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud.It has a significant spot in Malian culture since the 12th century and has asserted itself as a symbol of their cultural identity.

What Is African Mud Cloth Fabric?

African mud cloth (also known as Bogolan fabric. African mud cloth is a traditional Malian fabric that is dyed with fermented mud and plant dyes. Typically the cotton used to make mud cloth is grown locally and an un-dyed, beige color.

How Do I Clean African Mud Cloth?

Fill a large container with cool water and mild detergent and mix. Soak the fabric in the mixture for a few minutes and then swish around a few times. Scrubbing must be very gentle and from the wrong side of the fabric. Rinse the fabric in cool water and pat with a clean towel or cloth to remove excess moisture. Hang and let air dry.

You can always find an assortment of high quality hand-sewn Mud cloth pillow covers in traditional designs here at modern-west.com.

August 17, 2018 — Team M+W
How To Buy Pillows Online

How To Buy Pillows Online

Buying pillows online doesn't have to be a difficult task. Follow these easy steps to make your purchase experience both convenient and rewarding:

  1. First choose the type of color(s) and style that you want to accentuate your room with.

  2. Decide on size and shape. Serious pillows for interior decor typically come in two shapes- square and lumbar (rectangular).

  3. Find a reputable online merchant such as Modern+West.

  4. Only purchase from website with secure checkout. Look for a small lock next to the web address (like the example circled below)


  5. Make sure to enter your billing and shipping address separately if they are different. This will ensure that your payment goes through and that you get your pillow cases delivered to the proper address.

  6. Don't forget to enter any promotional codes before you pay!

Note: A reputable online pillow merchant will provide you with tracking information via email once your order is processed.

That's it! We hope that this tutorial helps you with purchasing pillow cases or any other product for that matter safely and securely from the convenience of your own home.

    August 14, 2018 — Team M+W