The Designer

Alison Charli Smith is a textile designer, natural dyer and quilter living in New York's Hudson Valley. She studied photography and ceramics at the University of Vermont before discovering natural dyes through the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn. She is a self-taught quilter and has been making naturally dyed quilts for a decade.

Ali is also the founder of Salt + Still. This year the decision was made to separate her jewelry and textile practices and she now creates textiles under her own name while Salt + Still continues as her jewelry line. 

Partnering with brands and interior designers on textile collaborations is one of her favorite parts of her work. Past clients include Burton Snowboards, The Textile Arts Center, LMNOP Creative and Mark Cross.