Sustainable fashion Thursday: Bello & Eco

In the fair trade week in Utrecht, I found Bello & Eco Their philosophy  is based on promoting goods that are beautiful and durable. I got my eyes in this elegant, yet casual hat, the fashionable addition to my sustainable-conscious style. The hat is made from Toquilla straw ( Carloduvica Palmata), a natural fiber known for its…

Spring and summer 2017 in Argentina by Verel, a twist of fashion and tradition.

Elena Wetzel, Verel’s owner, and designer says that her fashion concept is:”una serena sabiduría y clásica seducción entre la mujer y la moda.” In my understanding, the concept is clearly seen in the 2017 Spring-Summer collection. A combination of wisdom and a classic seduction between woman and fashion. For this S/S-17. Elena re-conceptualizes fashion from the colonial Argentina. This…

The “fuxico” patchwork technique in the fashion world

Simply the art of “fuxico” is considered to be Brazilian, but unfortunately there is nothing registered as far as I researched. Rumours are that this handcrafting technique started in Brazil dated back to slavery.  The word “fuxico” (read fushico!) is a Brazilian word for gossiping. Slaves were brought to Brazil by Europeans. It was a…