Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Awamaki Lab Project

Awamaki is a Peruvian non-profit that works with weavers in the sacred valley of Peru between Cusco and Machu Picchu to provide skills training and market access for their textiles. The Lab Project is a 4 month design residency that allows young designers to work directly with the weavers and sewers in Peru to create a collection that allows the designer to learn from indigenous textile artisans and allows the artisans opportunity to create for and sell to a larger market. A Win Win. Photos above of Neili Vallin's Collection and amazing traditional dress. The pattern in the little girl's skirts are incredible!

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