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Actualy in the Himalayas.

I work with the traditional Nepali fabric, symbol of the country, the socalled "hand loomed dhaka".

The looming of the colorfull threads is made by hand in a few rural familly houses.

The goal of my brand is to work directly with those famillies in a faitrade and bio frame, like Max Havelaar. Sustaining like this the continuation of this tradition actualy used essentialy for the Nepali "Dhaka Topi" hat.

In a country evolving so quickly towards the occidental model, with it's mass production low quality clothings coming from china, india and indonesia, as Nepal; this is a real cultural preservation program that I intend to start at my own level.
It is a real bet since all what is traditional tends to be seen as "old fashioned" by…

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  • Joined June 24, 2010

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Natural fabrics, Traditional fabrics, Unexpected fabrics

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About

Actualy in the Himalayas.

I work with the traditional Nepali fabric, symbol of the country, the socalled "hand loomed dhaka".

The looming of the colorfull threads is made by hand in a few rural familly houses.

The goal of my brand is to work directly with those famillies in a faitrade and bio frame, like Max Havelaar. Sustaining like this the continuation of this tradition actualy used essentialy for the Nepali "Dhaka Topi" hat.

In a country evolving so quickly towards the occidental model, with it's mass production low quality clothings coming from china, india and indonesia, as Nepal; this is a real cultural preservation program that I intend to start at my own level.
It is a real bet since all what is traditional tends to be seen as "old fashioned" by the new generations atracted by the occidental "eldoradro" lifestyle and it's "ready to consume" conception of things.
Obviously a fabric that takes weeks to be done, in small quantities, in a rural zone, will not fit in such a model of "developement".

Unless you make it "up to date" again, by creating new ways of using it, by showing it under a new light ...
It is precisely what I intend to do through my work.

It is amazing how this fabric can be rustical and traditional but so modern at the time !
The geometrical paterns look like some computer pixelised items.
Sometimes even like video game characters ! (space invader..)


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On a more extended way my goal is to travel around the world and make pouches and clothings with the local materials i will find.


I like all the natural fabrics (cotton, linen etc) but i am not against trying some fancy artificial ones if a good idear pops out.

I also llike to mix local clothing designs (diferent conceptions of clothig) and occidental sober style.

"Ethnic but wearable."

And soon "ethic" too, i hope... !

(Fair trade + bio-permaculture)


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Sincerely yours,

Namasté !



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