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If you haven't acquainted yourself with The Citizenry yet, prepare to fall in love with their sustainably and ethically sourced home accents and furniture. It's among our editors' favorites for home decor. And right now, as you've understandably grown exhausted of your quarantine surroundings, The Citizenry's annual, and much-anticipated, Sample Sale has arrived just in time for a little decor refresh.
For three days only, from July 14 to July 16, shoppers can "discover discontinued favorites, one-of-a-kind samples, and lightly loved seconds" (think: pillows, blankets, rugs, and more) for up to 45 percent off. Your ticket to unlocking the exclusive sale simply involves entering your email for VIP access.
Each handmade piece has artisanal global flair and a backstory that begs to be part of your decor collection. You can also rest easy knowing that The Citizenry collaborates with artisan partners all over the world, ensuring that each artist is paid fairly for their work and products are locally sourced of the highest quality. Ten percent of proceeds are also invested back into artisan communities.
Here, our favorite picks from The Citizenry's Annual Sample Sale.
Amado Lumbar Pillow
If there's one item you pick up from the sample sale, let it be a lumbar pillow. This piece is handwoven in Mexico by The Women of Oaxaca—a cooperative of Zapotec women that offers single moms, widows, and unmarried women a way to make a living.
The Citizenry's lumbar pillows usually have a lengthy waitlist, but this time, they're included in the sale! The Amado Lumbar Pillow features an ancient Zapotec design in subtle earth tones. The soft blush hue is hand-dyed from cochineal bugs, and pairs perfectly with the all-natural, undyed shades of grey. Let it effortlessly complete your bedding. It's on sale for $165, normally $195.
Solor Palm Storage Baskets
These lovely baskets are woven with over 500 strips of locally sourced palmyra leaf. They aren't done by machine, either; the intricate hexagonal patterns are handcrafted by master weavers on the island of Flores where traditional weaving methods have been passed down for generations. Each basket takes four days to hand-weave and is available in three sizes that range in price from $50 to $80 (originally $75 to $125).
This graphic black and white wool pillow made by artisans in Lima, Peru, adds a pop of contrast to your sofa or a nice focal point on your bed. If bold hues are more your thing, the sunset colorway (view on The Citizenry) is just as dreamy. It's on sale for $100, down from $150.
The leather coloring of this iconic butterfly chair did not meet The Citizenry's standard production requirements because they came out too light. However, these heirloom-quality pieces, which were made in Buenos Aires, are still capable of being loved for years to come—and can be yours for a deeply discounted price.
The leather shell adds a sophisticated element to the simple butterfly silhouette. Layer it with a textured throw and an eye-catching pillow, and you have the perfect reading station. Each chair uses only the highest-quality leather from local polo saddleries and takes three days to create. The Palermo Chair is on sale for $475 (originally $675).
Estrella Area Rug
This bespoke rug—which takes two weeks to handloom in Lima, Peru—is another Citizenry favorite. With its bold, geometric pattern (which is inspired by ancient Inca patterns), the Estrella flat-weave wool rug is just the pop of color your living room needs. The 6 x 9-foot option is available for $850 (originally $1,475), and the larger 8 x 10-foot rug is available for $1,495 (originally $2,275).
Sheepskin Accent Rug
A less-pricey rug option, this gorgeous and incredibly cozy sheepskin accent rug from comes from the Northwest coast of Ireland, a region known its wool. Thanks to a complex two-month tanning process, this sheepskin rug has a silky feel and is ethically sourced as a by-product of the meat industry. The sizes vary from standard production, but they're still good as new and can be yours for $245 rather than their normal $295.
Dress up an accent table or empty shelves with fresh flowers in this mint green ceramic vase that's finished with a matte glaze. The Halston is produced in a pottery studio in Dublin and there are also matching ceramic bowls and a pitcher if you want to round out your collection. You can snag the vase for $75 and save a cool 20 percent.