|Eco Criteria Series Part VI: Made by Artisans|
|Written by Magaly Fuentes-Sagan - Thursday, 15 March 2012|
There is a great deal to be said about clothing and accessories made by artisans: traditions passed down for generations, the time and planning involved in their creation, the fact that these effects are carefully held in someone’s hands with absolute attention to every minute detail – this recipe truly generates the extraordinary. Like humans, no two items are entirely identical, adding exclusivity to the already beautiful.
Indigenous Designs offers organic and fair trade fashion for men and women, handcrafted by artisans in Peru using alpaca, organic cotton, silk and merino wool. The Indigenous team focuses on positively affecting all communities touched with their business practices while creating stylish, high quality clothing and accessories.
Andean Collection was founded to bring sustainable change to impoverished areas of South America. The artisans who create the Andean Collection jewelry, hats, and scarves are given an opportunity to take part in the global market, sharing their craft skills and constructing covetable pieces of wearable art.
Carla Fernandez designs are bold in aesthetic with adventurous mixtures of colors and shapes. Fernandez travels all over Mexico, immersing herself in specific areas to work with groups of artisans on individual projects.
EFW US based writer Magaly Fuentes-Sagan has a broad range of interests spanning art, fashion, travel, environmental issues, health and wellness. With an AS in Fashion Design and a BA in International Business and Marketing as well as a comprehensive fashion career that has included couture bridal design, sportswear product development, visual merchandising, buying and marketing management, Magaly brings the scope of her experience and passions to her written work.
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