MADE-IN GERMANY INDIA X MBFW: »CAN THE FUTURE BE HANDMADE? – INDIAN AND GERMAN PERSPECTIVES« // AW22
The increasing digitalisation has also increased our desire for getting back in touch with nature. In the last years, especially during the pandemic, arts and crafts have been making a big comeback. If it’s knitting, crocheting or doing pottery. The need to be working with your hands and ultimately value the work that went into the final piece has become increasingly important.
Valuing clothes and not treating them as single-use objects has been a big challenge of the last decade. Since the clothing price has dropped rapidly, the appreciation behind the work that goes into it has been lost.
With India being one of the biggest production countries of clothing imported into Germany, it is time to have a conversation on how to improve the valuation of our clothes in the future.
Laila Tyabji (Craft Activist, Designer, Writer, Co-Founder and Chairperson of Dastkar), Rina Singh (Designer and Founder of the label Aka), Prof. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow (Designer and Founder of Beneficial Design Institute), Evelyn Sitter (Designer and Textile Artist), Anjana Das (Creative Director and Founder of Made/In and White Champa) and Nicole Hardt (Creative Director and Founder of Made/In) have a conversation about the connection between fashion and craftsmanship and how the connection was lost during the industrialization but needs to be build back in order to appreciate the worth of our clothes again.
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Words by Lea Egerer