Steel Feathers is a passion project launched by designer Jamie Gauthreaux. Jamie is a designer of all things unique, including one-of-a-kind pillows, fashion, decor and jewelry.
Jamie has been designing interiors for clients for many years. She has an innate passion for color, texture and pattern. Jamie found herself frustrated when searching for the perfect pillow to unify a room so she began making her own. Jamie says, “designing interiors is the heart of her business, but pillows are truly the soul”.
When Jamie traveled to Morocco in 2011 her passion for textiles was ignited. She found herself surrounded by colorful, indigenous, handwoven textiles. She was captivated as she shopped tirelessly from souk to souk. Jamie knew she had to bring back and share these beautiful handwoven textiles for those who may never get the chance to see them in person. Once Jamie was back home in Austin, Texas her passion was unleashed and Steel Feathers emerged.
Steel Feathers is an exclusive label created by Jamie which includes one-of-a-kind pillows made of handwoven and vintage textiles as well as some designer fabrics, available only to the trade. Jamie also created a signature collection called the Hookah Collection. This collection is inspired by a Moroccan tile seen while on her travels.
Jamie was deeply touched and saddened by the poverty she saw on her travels. She’s made a socially conscious decision to try and help stabilize impoverished communities by purchasing indigenous textiles, woven by hand, in these communities. She supports fair trade to help reduce poverty and promote sustainable living to empower the artisans and give them hope.
In another ambitious effort to help support those in need, Jamie created an outreach program called Hope for Harmony. Hope for Harmony celebrates and supports specific artisans who have overcome adversity. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of the product they made by hand will be donated directly back to them to help encourage their courageous and artistic efforts.