Botanica Tinctoria recently sponsored the wonderfully talented young designer Eloise Ptito-Echeverria. Eloise, who has a background in Fine Arts and is now in her third year studying Fashion, has been exploring her cultural roots through the traditional "huipil" blouse, worn by women throughout South America. She says, "the huipil is an extraordinary silhouette and textile canvas for me to express myself with and to branch off from creatively." Using our Eri Silk embroidery threads, Eloise has hand stitched lyrics from artist Lido Pimienta's song, "Mueve", a work she finds deeply inspiring, "Only your soul will save you."
Once again, Botanica Tinctoria will be showing at the Future Fabrics Expo in London, UK, Sept. 29-30. The Expo is a wonderful place to see all the newest in sustainable materials from around the world. If you live in London, stop by to see our trims and threads in person!
Botanica Tinctoria was recently contacted by Naina Bajara who is doing research towards her Master's degree in Ethnobotany and wanted to find out more about how we produce our beautiful natural dye colours! Many thanks to Naina for her thoughtful article - you can read it here:http://www.noserialnumber.com/botanica-tinctoria
We're delighted to be featured on the Fashion Takes Action blog in "Behind the Seams"! Find the interview here: http://fashiontakesaction.com/behind-the-seams-with-botanica-tinctoria/