FASHIONABLE DUMPSTER DIVE
♛ ＡＵＧＵＳＴ ２６ＴＨ ２０２１ ♛
Big part of the brand create garments made of fabric which we make from scratch. This fabric constists of textile scraps, offcuts and other excess material which we collect from numerous befriended fashion studios in Prague.
Small pieces of fabrics are placed one next to another and handstitched together first to form a metrage. When we manage to create a significant amount, at least 10 – 20 metres (this might take up to 2-3 weeks) we travel to South Moravia where a special maliwatt machine is located. This machine helps us to interlace and secure the scrap metrage with hundereds of nylon threads, so it is safe to cut out patterns from it. The process is very long and the results are unrepeatable.
This interlacing czechoslovak technique is called art protis and was commonly used for creating wool top tapestries. It was born in the 1960s’ and is slowly disappearing, as this machine is one of the few in the world left.