I am glad to have found your profile, i am kick starting an initiative that has caught the attention on one of the most important organisations in Colombia looking after the craft market interest. The project aims to encourage and challenge the Colombian artisan communities to create products that meet European industry standards while preserving traditional craft techniques in conjunction with high end designers that have an interest in international development and social responsibility . I am at the stage of catching the attention of the designers or brands interested in developing product and all together we can launch exciting series of expeditions to Colombia to meet the artisan communities and explore the opportunities all together ! i went through your website and i suspect you may be in touch with potential interested designers or brands? perhaps yourself ? Let me know please. http://www.facebook.com/ColombianCrafts
With HM's consent I designed the Queens Diamond Jubilee tartan. It has been woven in wool, cotton, and silk, with Harris Tweed and cashmere in production. The design has attracted worldwide interest and will be used to produce high-end couture and accessories. I have already made it known that I would like aspiring designers and manufacturers to be involved in the various exhibitions and shows we have planned. Some of the proceeds from this project will be used to develop businesses for womens groups in Africa and India. I require to engage with someone skilled in product development and marketting. Are you interested?
Hi Nicola!! How are you? Thanks for your message, nice to hear from you! I am back in Vienna, full of ideas and motivation after those days in London. They were really refreshing!! And perfect, lets talk about Afesip Fair FAshion Cambodia. If you want to know more, you can find us in facebook under tha name. Also, better if you can write to me directly to email@example.com. Do you have any ideas of what would you like to know or how we could start developing something together?
Coming to Nigeria in quest of locally woven textiles will be a fantastic experience! We have so many of them with intricate traditional and contemporary designs. Just let me know how long u plan to stay, so one can figure out the extent of seeing and doing u would be able to cope with during your stay. There are so many local weavers around; and you will luv ur coming.
Yeah a lot of the material is from Ivory Coast - wax print. The stripey material and brown cotton is from Nigeria. Your job sounds very inspirational and empowering. Enjoy your next trip and you can definitely make a difference.
Hi Nicola, after trying very hard to find weavers/producers of cotton cloth in various African countries I was finally forced to order cloth from here in the UK to meet the deadline for our next Tartans for Africa fashion show. If you are able to find a producer in Nigeria or later in East Africa I'd be very grateful. Similarly if you come across any manufacturers I'd be interested
Sorry am responding this lte. I trust you are doing well in Kenya and have your hands full with all manner of things to see. I havent been in the fashion business but have been involved in Product d
design and Development with grassroots producer groups. Maybe you can get back to me on firstname.lastname@example.org otherwise 0722 403142.
Really sorry I only just saw your friend request now! I'm not very good at keeping up with forums.. Anyhow I'm guessing that you're already out there in Kenya? Hope all is going well, everyone at SOKO is so nice I'm sure you're having fun!
Hope we can meet and share our stories sometime!
Thanx ! for adding me in your friends list. Please do let us know If you have plans to visit india. For your interest in what we are doing in India. There are a couple of projects that might be interesting to you. If you wanted to visit them and you trip in more detail we could meet with your requirements and would like to accompany you to different weavers communities into diff weavening of cloth type (Silk/Cotton) whatever you feel like.
We would be happy to produce fabrics as per your requirements. my e-mail is; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you are doing well! Your dedication and stimulus energy inspired my inner soul! It's really amzed me when I hear about the type of enterprenuer you are...convinced that my background and skills coincide well with your ideas...to achieve jointly by sharing of our common vision and interest...v can be good mentors to each other to create a niche in this small world of wonders....... I look forward to hear from you...
Would be great if you can plan India visit where i can take you to actual weavers for tussar and mulbary!! I would be happy to get the things done as per your specifications.
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