I am so excited for this next collection to be finally be shown! Two reasons for this:
- The first time we will be offering some ready to wear pieces, produced in Moldova
- The fabrics.
As you might know, it is a real challenge to find attractive material from good / certified sources. Sometimes I wish for some sparkle or fancy, innovative fabrics..not uni cotton. I was over the moon when I discovered this organic cotton with glimmer…then we work with Tencel this year also. Such a soft and comfortable material! And lastly: we have chosen 2 qualities that were made in Switzerland. Wool and what I call a “fishskin” from Création Baumann, located in Langenthal.
We are still producing and making and are sweating..but the results will be out soon, so wait patiently – as we have to do that too:) Greeting from the workshop.
Again, I have visited the Sustainable Angle Expo in London; the fair that collects suppliers of textiles that are certified or made in a sustainable manner. Its the 4th year in a row I visit, and every time I am so encouraged when I leave. To see the increase in available sustainable material and how suppliers start to change their way of production…being considerate of the environment and people involved.
This time I have been inspired by the possibility to make fabric from grape skins and branches. A lady from Italy has found a process textiles from waste, being produced when making wine. The idea needs some more development, so we – designers and makers – get to actually buy a textile that is available on the market.
Secondly, I really like the idea of making Kombucha “leather” from waste like teabags & sawdust. “After use, these materials can be used as a fertiliser, therefore closing their lifecycle with a neutral, if not positive impact on the environment”. Talking about circular economy here…or circular fashion!
I have found the perfect qualities for my new collection also. This year we will be working with gold printed linen from Belgium, organic cotton & hemp from the UK and peace silk form India. More information regarding the new project is coming soon, stay tuned!