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Luxury wallpaper screen printed by hand in the United States from 50% post-consumer products. #BringTheWorldHome
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Our Philosophy

Relativity Textiles has recently launched our website and product line! But we need a little help getting our product onto the shelves and onto the walls of our future clients' homes. 

"Kilim" Gold pattern installed in Baby Stella's nursery in Chicago, IL.
"Kilim" Gold pattern installed in Baby Stella's nursery in Chicago, IL.

Our Inspiration

Relativity was born from the idea that we can have an authentic connection to the history of global textiles. Erin Chlaghmo, our founder, has spent the last year building a portfolio of hand drawn images that are inspired by traditional rugs, tile designs and printed fabrics from around the globe. Erin's deep interest in textile techniques leads her to share their amazing beauty with others. 

Our Crafstmen

Chester, one of the talented craftsmen that makes our papers.
Chester, one of the talented craftsmen that makes our papers.

Relativity is devoted to the handmade as an idea that we can connect to the way things are made again, and support an economy of makers and artisans. Much like people who keep bees in order to make their own honey or brew their own beer, we want to know where our products come from. Relativity is reviving the dying art form of screen printing to make our papers. 

Our Process

Erin and her studio assistant, Andrew, screen printing fabric
Erin and her studio assistant, Andrew, screen printing fabric

Having worked in the wallpaper industry and as a teacher of screen printing for fabric at one of the best art schools in the country, Erin has a deep understanding of the process of patterns, repetition and process. Designing specifically for the mode of production has made the papers and fabrics more efficient to produce and easier to install.

Our Product

Samples of our first wallpaper "Kilim."
Samples of our first wallpaper "Kilim."

Marketing our finished product to the world is the next step. We believe Relativity Textiles could become a leader in the industry. But, it is through proper photography & staging, marketing efforts, sample distribution and a fancy website that people will be able to notice and promote the brand. 

"Boteh" pattern inspired by block printing techniques.
"Boteh" pattern inspired by block printing techniques.

This is where you come in. 

Your donation will help support the fabrication of sample books, photo shoots for the finished products, the last finishing touches on our e-commerce website, the production of four short videos that will introduce us, the production of our first print runs and a quaint PR campaign in the upcoming months. Join us in supporting an exciting brand that values the world's history of fabrics and their makers as well as emerging designers. 

Pledge $10

Free hugs and high fives to friends for supporting! Plus a mention in our upcoming video about the Kickstarter campaign and the next steps. I know it's hard to reach into your pocket and give to someone else's cause. This pledge means you support what we're doing and we are so happy to have you along on the ride!

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Mock up of our designs on greeting cards. Can be used for any occasion, not just winter holidays.
Mock up of our designs on greeting cards. Can be used for any occasion, not just winter holidays.

5 pack of Greeting Cards

Five handmade letterpress metallic foil greeting cards with envelopes. Your choice of design or random mix.

Pledge $50

Metallic gold wrapping paper for any occasion
Metallic gold wrapping paper for any occasion

Wrapping Paper

10 sheets of metallic wrapping paper for your holiday gifts in the pattern(s) of your choice. These papers can be used for any occasion, not only winter time holidays. Note: Metallic colors do not render as accurately online as they do in print. Made in Chicago, IL.

Pledge $100

"Kanoko" pillow. Hand screen printed on Belgian linen.
"Kanoko" pillow. Hand screen printed on Belgian linen.

Handmade Throw Pillow

A handmade pillow 18" by 18" screen printed in Chicago, IL. Made of linen cotton blend, hand screen printed, with down insert and invisible zipper. Drop ships to you directly. Made in Chicago, IL. 

Pledge $200

"Boteh" pattern wallpaper in Slate.
"Boteh" pattern wallpaper in Slate.

Wallpaper 

One roll of handmade wallpaper of your choice pattern and color. Made in Chicago, IL. (One roll: 30' L x 27" W usually covers three panel lengths on a 9 ft. wall).

Pledge $300 

"Peacock" pattern painting. Gouache and acrylic paint on panel.
"Peacock" pattern painting. Gouache and acrylic paint on panel.

Custom Artwork

Original hand painted and drawn image based on the textiles in our collection. Made on archival paper. No mat or frame included.

Pledge $500 

"Peacock" pattern wallpaper, shrink wrapped and ready to ship to your home.
"Peacock" pattern wallpaper, shrink wrapped and ready to ship to your home.

3 Rolls of Wallpaper

Three rolls of hand screen printed wallpaper of your choice pattern and color. Made in Chicago, IL. (One roll: 30' L x 27" W usually covers three panel lengths on a 9 ft. wall).

Pledge $1000

An example of a wall we installed for a client.
An example of a wall we installed for a client.

Wallpaper installation 

Free wallpaper installation of any room of your home- in all major cities in the U.S.A. *Does not include the actual wallpaper. 

Risks and challenges

We have stated a 4-8 week turnaround time for items that are not already fabricated. If you have any questions, please send us an email: info@relativitytextiles.com

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    Receive a "thank you" shout out in our next video series that will take you on a tour of our process. High fives and hugs for everyone in Chicago who donates.

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    10 sheets of metallic wrapping paper for your holiday gifts in the pattern(s) of your choice. These papers can be used for any occasion, not only winter time holidays. Note: Metallic colors do not render as accurately online as they do in print. Made in Chicago, IL.

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    An 18" x 18"hand sewn & screen printed throw pillow in a design of our choosing. Made in Chicago, IL.

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    One roll of handmade wallpaper of your choice pattern and color. Made in Chicago, IL. (One roll: 30' L x 27" W usually covers three panel lengths on a 9 ft. wall).

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    Custom artwork based on the patterns you see in our collection. Hand painted and drawn images on archival paper. Mat and frame included.

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    $100 dollar discount from retail price: Three rolls of hand screen printed wallpaper of your choice pattern and color. Made in Chicago, IL. (One roll: 30' L x 27" W usually covers three panel lengths on a 9 ft. wall).

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    Free installation of any room of your choice with handmade wallpaper of your choice pattern and color. This does not include the wallpaper.

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    Installation of any room with wallpaper included. Will travel to all major cities.

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Funding period

- (60 days)