It started as a DIY project. After ogling pricey hanging planters online, Whole Foods butcher Chris Clappe decided to learn the ropes, and began making his own macramé plant hanger in the basement of his upper Queen Anne home.
“Most of it is a handful of knots,” Clappe says, “but there are thousands of variations you can do.” A friend took note of Clappe’s craftwork, began spreading the word and requests for his hanging rope works—original compositions including both wall and plant hangings formed by knotting cotton cords in a decorative pattern—began swinging in.
Aptly named Faire Un Noeud, a French phrase that translates to “make a knot,” Clappe’s line has garnered favor from West Elm and Nordstrom, resulting in pop-up shops with both retailers. But Clappe continues to build his business with a shop address at the ultimate DIY destination, Etsy. Shop Faire Un Noeud.