Chloé Derderian-Gilbert is a Portland, OR based designer and maker. She grew up in rural New Jersey and was trained at Parsons School of Design. She moved to Portland, OR in 2010 and lives here with her husband, 2 daughters and 3 dogs.
Her patterns are screen printed by hand with non-toxic, water-based inks. Additionally, she has begun to experiment with creating printing ink with natural dyes and natural resist paste.
The cloth that is used in her work is organic cotton, and she strives for a
All solid color fabrics are hand-dyed using natural dyes. Most of my dyes come in the form of powders harvested from far off trees, such as Quebracho, Osage Orange and Logwood. Some come from more local sources, such as avocado, dahlias
Through her work, she is constantly challenging the ideas of the sustainability of materials. She contemplates such ideas