For Kimberly Dorris, what originated as a love of creating and giving expanded naturally into a line of handwoven items for the home, which she aptly named kd weave. “I am a lifelong maker, and this is the culmination of that,” she says. “I began weaving as a hobby during my job after graduation. It brought back my love of making things, and my side hustle eventually took over as my full-time job.” Fast forward to today and her beautiful designs include handwoven pieces for every room—all made with care and love in Houston.
Describe your offerings. We started with hand towels and now have a whole line of handwoven goods for the entire home, even a design we call a “halftan” (half of a caftan). We also carry handmade items from around the world—beeswax candles made in Dripping Springs, glassware from Morocco, block-printed tablecloths from India, and more.
How are you unique? Our people, processes and products. Our Houston team of weavers includes both Karenni refugee women and adults with autism. We also partner with artisans worldwide to source handmade goods that pair well with what we create.
What inspires you? People, stories and travel. In a world of online marketing, the best inspiration is found in real time, in your own life, and is what feels unique to your own story.