Ellen Bruxvoort is the designer and maker behind FIBROUS, a modern textile and accessory brand in Austin, Texas. Although mostly self-taught, Ellen acquired an invaluable set of skills through an international work-trade program in rural Peru in early 2015. During that time, Ellen traded English lessons to roughly 20 kids every morning in exchange for one-on-one sessions in traditional weaving and dyeing practices that were passed down through the family's generations.
Today, Ellen works with natural materials like wool, cotton, linen, hemp, and copper to create wall art, functional goods and fiber jewelry for shops and individuals all around the world. Each piece is lovingly handmade using high quality materials and attention to detail with a confident, intentional consumer in mind.
The name, FIBROUS, is derived from the South African philosophy of Ubuntu, which translates, "I am because we are." In English, a fibrous object has inherent strength due to the nature of its individual parts working together as a whole. In short, FIBROUS symbolizes a hope for interconnectedness and support between craft and community, allowing life as an artist to not only be possible, but sustainable.
For any inquiries about commission work, wholesale, workshops, or any other questions, feel free to contact me anytime.
Thanks always for your support,