Could you use a few heirloom pieces at home? If so, here’s your chance: Global home decor brand The Citizenry is giving away a $1,000 gift card to one lucky Remodelista reader. To enter, follow The Citizenry on Pinterest and sign up for emails from The Citizenry and Remodelista by entering your email address in the box at the bottom of this post by Monday, August 24. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by email by August 26. See Official Rules for details. Note: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Cambria Bold!
New to The Citizenry? The Dallas-based company works with artisan partners from around the world to design and produce useful, highest-quality home goods. Because The Citizenry is the direct link between its customers and makers, the company ensures fair wages, labor practices, pricing for raw materials, and environmental sustainability in the production of its goods. The Citizenry works with three workshops in Uganda, four in Peru, three in Argentina, and–coming soon–new partners in Mexico.
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Above: The Citizenry’s teak Nyumba Round Trays–made in collaboration with design studio Rose & Fitzgerald–are carved and sanded by hand in Uganda, made of wood grown in the center of the country. We like them as entryway catchalls or coffee table accent pieces; $80 each.
Above: A cooperative of 15 employees in Kampala, Uganda, makes the round trays along with complementary planters, lamps, and desk accessories. Workshop employees replant teak trees to ensure their natural resource is a sustainable one. Click to read more about The Citizenry’s collaboration with the Woodworkers of Nakawa through Rose & Fitzgerald.
Above: The Citizenry’s classic Palermo Chair now comes in an expanded range of colors, including the natural leather with gold-toned frame shown here. Each chair arrives with a hand-numbered tag and is priced at $650 to $875, depending on finish.
Above: A master leatherworker at the Palermo Leather Workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina, stitches a natural-hide Palermo Chair. Each chair is hand-dyed, cut, and sewn in this workshop in Argentina–the birthplace of the butterfly chair–and takes three days to complete. Learn more about the Palermo Leather Workshop.
Above: The Tripolina Camp Stool, the companion to the Palermo Tripolina Chair, is made of lightweight but durable guindo wood with thick polo saddle leather, dyed by hand. Like the wood-framed chair, the stool folds up for easy storage; $235.
Above: The Tripolina stool is made in the same Buenos Aires workshop as the metal-framed Palermo collection. Here, one of five workshop craftsmen cuts the vegetable-tanned Argentine leather by hand.
Above: The Citizenry’s handmade throws and blankets are made of 100 percent baby alpaca wool and range in price from $135 to $275. Shown here, from top to bottom: the San Pedro Throw, which features a traditional Peruvian weaving pattern composed of 65 different hues ($195); the La Brisa Throw in cream and black stripes ($155); the Diamanta Throw in Sky Blue ($135); the Diamanta Throw in Indigo ($135); the Viento Throw ($155) in cream and gray ombre stripes; and finally the Diamanta Throw in Dove Grey ($135).
Above: The Citizenry’s blankets and throws are made by two weaving cooperatives in Peru: the San Pedro Weavers, a group of 20 men whose art-driven textiles win national competitions, and the family-based Weavers of Huancavelica, located in a remote Andean mountain village. Each blanket takes the craftspeople about one week to complete, from spinning the yarn to weaving the blanket to finishing it with hand-knotted or macramé fringes.
Like what you see? Follow The Citizenry on Pinterest and enter your email address and Pinterest username below by August 24 for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card from The Citizenry.
Note: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner!