miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

DIDI TEXTILES AT COSENTINO MAGAZINE 





lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2014

FASHION SHOOTING IN VIENNA



Photography: Michael Obex
Styling: Max Marzinger
Model: Sabrina Schumacher
Make-up: Bernadette Krejci
Photo Assistenz: Christian Joaning  


The old sari blankets that form the raw material of our collection are collected by bike or by a rickshaw and are hand washed with an ecological washing powder. The used water is heated by solar collectors. The entire production runs without electricity, using feet driven sewing machines that are commonly spread in the villages of Bangladesh.

In addition this process requires a good share of manual work like stitching. The project consciously abstains from synthetic materials. Every step in the labor process, like the supply of materials, the cutting, the manufacturing and the final control is local. For transporting only the bike is used. The only pollution that is caused is the shipment to Germany.
MUDE MUSEUM EXHIBITION - LISBON





Photograpy: Elif Akçay



Exhibitions with "Boro-Um Tecito de Vida" and "Puras Formas" at MUDE, Museu do Design e da Moda, Coleçao Francisco Capelo, Lisbon

Curators:Ayako Kamozawa, Mathias Schwartz-Clauss, Stephen Szczepanek.
BORO EXHIBITION - BOISBUCHET, FRANCE








Photograpy: Elif Akçay



Exhibition with „Out of the Ordinary“ textiles at Domaine de Boisbuchet, France, in the exhibition “Boro – The Fabric of Life”. 

Curators:Mathias Schwartz-Clauss and Stephen Szczepanek


Assistant Curator Christian J. Altherr. 

Initiative: Ayako Kamozawa.
FASHION SHOOTING IN VIENNA



Photography: Michael Obex
Styling: Max Marzinger
Model: Sabrina Schumacher
Make-up: Bernadette Krejci
Photo Assistenz: Christian Joaning  


The old sari blankets that form the raw material of our collection are collected by bike or by a rickshaw and are hand washed with an ecological washing powder. The used water is heated by solar collectors. The entire production runs without electricity, using feet driven sewing machines that are commonly spread in the villages of Bangladesh.  In addition this process requires a good share of manual work like stitching.
THE COLLECTION STORY URBAN INTERVENTION




























The majority of the Bangladeshi lives in villages. While in cities the consuption gains more importance, the villages can produce a big share of their daily needs themselves. Whit this day-to-day creativity and culture the villages prove to be important culcure carriers. Thanks to this economical subsistence their ecological footprint is smaller than the cities, but what lacks are paid job opportunities. 

The outcome of this project is a spatial and urban intervetion. The garment sector is dragging labor forces from the villages all around the country to the urban centers, mainly to the capital Dhaka. There the textile workers, most of them women, end up living in inhumane conditions for wich they often have to pay a high prize. A decentralized manufacturing process directly in the villages can dam up the continuing migration all over the country.

By setting up this project, women can stay with their families in their villages, in the vicinity of their social network, being able to do their work in their own homes or in a community space where they don´t have to pay for water sanitation. They get a fair salary and their kids can play with marbles and goats in a healthy environment. 
FASHION SHOOTING IN VIENNA




Photography: Michael Obex
Styling: Max Marzinger
Model: Sabrina Schumacher
Make-up: Bernadette Krejci
Photo Assistenz: Christian Joaning  

The individuality of the clothes is so unique that they will not follow a short term fashion trend. Thereby the pieces will be worn over a long time span of years rather than the usual fashion period of weeks. The transparence of the production as well as the emotional relationship to the process will replace the identification with the iconic brand.
THE COLLECTION STORY FAMILY PATTERNS







In rural Bangladesh a woman gets one sari per year from her family on occasion of the main Muslim or Hindu festival. When the saris are worn out, they are traditionally recycled into blankets: about six layers of those cotton saris are fixed together with hundreds of stitches made by hand. 

Over the years with everyday use, the surface layers of the blankets peel off and the hidden layers appear. The vibrant and incredible colorful textured surface is an imprint of its own little family cosmos. These textiles form the basis of this project.
In another recycling process through the excellent craftsmanship of many woman in and around the village of Rudrapur, these fabrics are turned into clothes in contemporary design.
FASHION SHOOTING IN VIENNA


Photography: Michael Obex
Styling: Max Marzinger
Model: Sabrina Schumacher
Make-up: Bernadette Krejci
Photo Assistenz: Christian Joaning  


More than 4,2 millions of people, women in particular, are living from the fabrication of textiles in Bangladesh. The objective of the textile sector merely is to achieve the global standards regarding quality and labor conditions – or in other words: to cheaply produce a perfect standardized t-shirt in safe working conditions. But what is not considered are the wonderful textile arts and cultures that Bangladesh has, nor are the global technological developments, that with great probability will replace the manual labor in 10 to 15 years, taken into account. 
This project is a Bangladeshi-German cooperation between crafts(wo)men and designers together with a Bangladeshi NGO for village development. It proves the possibility of an alternative “made in Bangladesh” production: participative, sustainable, decentralized, based on the local textile traditions, and with purpose to improve the quality of life.
FASHION SHOOTING IN VIENNA

Photography: Michael Obex
Styling: Max Marzinger
Model: Anna Pia Rauch and Serafin
Make-up: Bernadette Krejci
Photo Assistenz: Christian Joaning  

The clothes from the Didi Textiles are made in two villages in the North of Bangladesh. They are tailored by hand and sewn following the local textile traditions. Aiming at an improved quality of life, the process is as important as the product.
Didi Textiles is initiated by Veronika Lena Lang as master tailor and Anna Heringer as architect and is realized in cooperation with the Bangladeshi development organization Dipshikha.