Award winning luxury interiors brand The Monkey Puzzle Tree has launched a new fabric design called ‘All Tomorrow’s Futures’ which carries an environmental message within its beautiful depiction of the natural world.
‘All Tomorrow’s Futures’ is the result of a collaboration between design house The Monkey Puzzle Tree and artist Alexis Snell.
Printed onto a specially woven textured cotton-linen crepe blend, ‘All Tomorrow’s Futures’ is a joyful and intricate depiction of the natural world featuring monkeys, butterflies and panthers set alongside exploding volcanoes and arid deserts.
Working in partnership with The Monkey Puzzle Tree, Alexis sketched out her initial design for ‘All Tomorrow’s Futures’ in pencil before hand carving it onto a lino block and printing it by hand with a roller.
This pattern was then screen printed at Stead McAlpin, a heritage mill in Cumbria, onto a bespoke, unbleached cotton-linen fabric. The design is available in three, nature-inspired colourways – Lobster Orange, Ocean Blue and Seaweed Green.
The environmental story told by ‘All Tomorrow’s Futures’ ties in with The Monkey Puzzle Tree’s own ethical and sustainable standpoint. All the fabrics and wallpaper designs are created and manufactured within 100 miles of The Monkey Puzzle Tree’s Leeds HQ which minimises the company’s carbon footprint. In addition, all the artists who create the designs are paid a generous 20% royalty to help support their creative endeavours.
“We are committed to a local and sustainable approach,” says Charlotte Raffo. “All our unique fabrics and wallpapers are built to last, meaning they need to be replaced less often – arguably one of the most sustainable actions we can take. Also, as part of our commitment to supporting the textile industry in the North of England, we adopt a transparency policy in which all our suppliers are named on our website. This not only raises the profile of our partners, but also encourages them to adopt a sustainable and ethical approach.”
‘All Tomorrow’s Futures’ is suitable for curtains, blinds and upholstery, and sits within The Monkey Puzzle Tree’s innovative and award-winning range of fabrics and wallpapers.
The Monkey Puzzle Tree is a luxury award winning interiors brand with a difference, creating artist-designed, British-made fabrics and wallpapers. Celebrating the best of the North of England’s design, craftsmanship and manufacturing, The Monkey Puzzle Tree collaborates with handpicked artists, translating their vision into unique designs for the home. All products are designed and manufactured within 100 miles of the company’s Leeds HQ.
The Monkey Puzzle Tree creates distinctive fabrics and wallpapers with a quiet sense of rebellion – bringing art, story and character to your home.