Inspired by the beauty of the starry night sky, Slow Factory founder and designer Celine Semaan Vernon has created the most stunning silk scarves, featuring photos taken by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope.
Printed on fine silk material, the details of exploding nebulae and thousands of twinkling stars are just out of this world.
As someone who regularly works within the open-knowledge/open-source space, Celine choose to use to the publicly available satellite images as way to explore nature’s beauty and bring it down to earth for all to share.
The scarves are made in collaboration with craftspeople using sustainable practices. Slow Factory sources their natural fabrics from a socially and environmentally responsible company in India, and each limited edition piece is handcrafted in Montreal and New York. Prices range from $80-$200.
Celine who grew up in Beirut, which she refers to as the “land of chaos”, regularly traveled to Paris and Montreal during her childhood. “Throughout it all, the stars always guided our travels and imagining space became a way to ground me. Because I never had a traditional definition of home, I always felt comforted by the constant presence of the stars,” she explains. “If I can help people feel a little more connected with our cosmic silk prints, I will be happy knowing that I’ve made a small impact in a really big way.”
Whether it’s star gazing to create sustainable fashion or breaking new ground to merge two worlds, Celine’s passion to bring us the stars is what we think makes her a woman you should know.
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