Sometimes we are drawn to a textile object simply because it lets us rediscover texture and touch. Through the centuries, hemp has given its rugged strength to the ropes and sails of ships. Now it brings a natural grace to the work of Monique Ste-Marie.

The baskets of the Chanvre collection – “chanvre” is the French word for hemp – are inspired from the simple implements of long ago and handwoven according to ancestral techniques. Each unique basket bears an embroidered A, for Artisan, symbolizing the timeless beauty of traditional craft.