Woollie - Some Reading
When working my way through the Telegraph magazine on Saturday (one of the best newspaper magazines about) I came across this article. It's called Hearts and Crafts and it is all about the rise in independent designers teaming up with artisans to create unique handcrafted items of clothing. It includes Meher Kakalia who has shoes and boots created by artisans in Pakistan, Emilio de la Lorena who's company sells amazing hand embroidered jackets - they embroidery so delicate, that one piece in the collection took 6 craftswomen 2 months to complete, and finally Marina Shlosberg collection featuring hand-woven Russian lace and shimmering Uzbek silks.
The article puts the idea of hand made clothing to the fore and highlights a number of people fighting to keep traditional crafts alive. It's certainly worth a read.