The Alula Story

Helena Keeffe and Amber Cady started Alula Editions as a way to bring patterned textiles and contemporary art together in the form of a limited edition multiple. We love it when fabric secretly holds a story, like the bedspread made for the set of Melrose place by Mel Chin and the Gala Comittee whose pattern made from images of condoms subtly defied FCC regulations. Repeat patterns have a rich history from French toile to Japanese sashiko which we hope the artists we work with will be as excited about exploring as we are.

We are also deeply inspired by fellow art subscription pioneers such as The Present Group and The Thing. We share the conviction that this model provides an avenue for art production that sea-saws nicely between the worlds of commerce and experimentation. Much like a CSA (community support agriculture), subscribers provide the funds needed to make the editions and receive artworks in return for their investment.

Find out more about becoming a subscriber here.

A Few More Facts

We are committed to using the most environmentally friendly products and processes available to us. We currently use fabrics made from sustainable fibers such as bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton as well as water based inks.

Support for our first year of editions has been generously provided by an Alternative Exposure grant from SoEx.

Alula Editions is based in San Francisco.
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