INKMADE sells screen printed scarves and handmade stationery inspired by travel, nature and simple moments. INKMADE is the product of architect-turned-artist Fariha Wajid’s experimentations and studies of the printing process, creating patterns and sharing her love for handmade, ethically produced textiles and paper goods.
Since her professional background is in architecture, many of Wajid’s designs are inspired by historical works of architecture from all around the world. Each INKMADE product is a result of Fariha’s experiences while traveling, reading, playing and experimenting. From silk screen prints, to watercolor works, and everything in between, INKMADE is a journal of products inspired by the simple beauties she takes in everyday.
To learn more about the INKMADE products, please visit their website.
Fariha spends a lot of time sketching and photographing during both her travels and her daily routine. The sketches are studied and patterns inspired by those experiences are then created for her screen printed scarves and stationery.
The scarves are ethically sourced in India, and each one is printed by hand by her screen printing team in the US, making each one unique. She also create stationery, which begins with paintings and sketches that are refined for printing. Some of the stationery sets are digitally reproduced from original artworks and some of them are block printed by hand. The block printing process begins with Fariha carving the design onto a linoleum block and then stamping the cards or envelopes.
We are excited to be featuring INKMADE along with 100+ of Chicago’s finest artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art at the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago) on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 10am-4pm.
INKMADE is a one-woman company run with the support of her husband, family, friends and printers. She designs and creates in her home studio in Chicago, and all of her products are printed in small batches with attention to craft and detail.
Fariha Wajid started INKMADE after she hand block printed a scarf for a product design class in architecture school. After graduating, she became intrigued by traditional printing methods and decided to pursue her interests full time.