Haut Beau is a rug label created by Alec Sutherland. Each rug is part of an exploration of structure, colour, pattern, and composition. The materials used are spun tow linen from Belgium, and wool. The rugs are weft face flatwoven, with a handknotted linen fringe. Handwoven in Montréal.
Alec was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He has been a library page, usher, dishwasher, cook, treeplanter, firefighter, knitter, and weaver. He has studied textiles at Concordia University and the Centre des Textiles Contemporains de Montréal, where he currently lives.