She’s developed a wide range of offerings
in terms of weaves and fibers from hand-knotted Tibetan wools made in Nepal
to bamboo silk blends. Different fibers
create different textures and different
constructions create different looks.
A new frontier
Barnett started offering handmade cement
tiles, produced in Mexico, and wallpaper digitally
printed in the U.S., in 2015. “All designs tell
a story,” she said, and her bold graphic
aesthetic is now allowing users to think outside
of the box for even more product genres!
Expanding her brand
This month, Barnett will add an educational piece to her business
with Malene B. Essentials. This e-guide series shows other designers
how to develop and market a product. “This was a natural route for
me, as many reach out to me to see how to make things happen.
And I believe there’s room for everybody.” Available at maleneb.com
by the end of the month.
tell a story