3 January 2020: To move ahead we need to look back, and we need to continue to practice the ancient traditions not to lose important artisanal knowledge, writes Kavita Parmar (link). Together with Marcella Echavarria, this February Kavita is curating the first ever TEXTO event, in Mexico City. The two already set up the project Xtant, which is aimed at building a Global Heritage Textile Guild using technology. With TEXTO they want to re-imagine the meaning of the words Luxury and Inheritance in search of true beauty and balance – all in relation to textiles.
Jesus Ciriza Larraona, the founder of The Colours of Nature, has known Kavita for a long time. Like her, he is adamant that applying new technologies to amplify reach will crucial for truly sustainable Artisan producers to take over as the backbone of the textile industry. Jesus is extremely happy to partake in this alliance-building, groundbreaking and multicultural event.
He will speak on the work of The Colours of Nature and participate in the sharing and formulation of new visions and the steps needed to get there. People from all over the world are joining, including well-known Indian activist Vandana Shiva. “Spanning 20 countries, from Latvia to Bhutan, and from Uzbekistan to Argentina, this is sure to be an event that will both inspire and contribute to its long-term goal – a stronger textile industry aligned to the needs of the new world currently in the making”, concludes Jesus.
Happy New Decade, All!
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