I’m really excited and inspired by people who are able to help invigorate and foster small-scale / local traditions of hand-craft in sustainable and ethical ways. That’s why coming across a reference to the company Lost City, founded by Afshan Durrani, this afternoon in Ego Magazine was especially tantalizing — and frustrating in that she doesn’t seem to have a website or other on-line representation. The profile by EM describes how she started her “couture fabric and upholstery” company and how it is helping to revitalize the tradition of completely handmade embroidery in India. The site Design with India also has a profile of her. (And both refer to her representation in San Francisco as well as New York but don’t give details…)

1/7/08 UPDATE: See comment attached to this posting (received today) for more information about Lost City representation! (Thanks!)