Indigenous Fashion: Sustainable Practices from Land to Garment.

Indigenous Fashion: Sustainable Practices from Land to Garment.

For many "indigenous"women , (literally "in-born," "sprung from the land, native," as a noun, "a native," "born or originating in a particular place,")  the act of creating garments is not just a craft but a profound expression of their connection to the earth and ancestors.

In indigenous communities, garments, like any other hand crafted object are both made with locally harvested materials and inspired by nature. This reverence for the lands translates into meticulous craftsmanship, where every stitch, weave, or bead placement carries cultural significance and is imbued with respect for nature.

Hand making isn't just about making clothes, it is a celebration of cultural identity and resilience. Each handmade piece serves as a living document of cultural narratives ,embodying the values, beliefs, and histories of the people who create and wear them. 

Traditional crafts techniques are passed down from generations through generations:


The materials used - whether the are fibers ,dyes, or embellishments- are sourced directly from the environment, harvested in a manner that preserves and honours the land. The design motif are most of the times inspired by the plants of which the products are made.  Connection to their land is part of their identity.

The indigenous approach contrasts sharply with the mass production practices of the modern fashion industry, emphasising identify, quality durability and minimal ecological footprint.

Indigenous cultures have a strong spiritual attachment to their lands. Earth is seen as a living entity, a provider, a scared space that sustains life.

In a globalised world where we are loosing our identities, the importance of the indigenous culture offers valuable lessons on sustainability, respect for nature and deep enduring bounds between people and the land that hey inhabit. By embracing and supporting a the indigenous "regenerative" fashion approach in each of our collections we honour traditions and contribute to a more respectful and sustainable relationship with the earth. 

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