Veronica Corchado/ Mexico    Veronica has been an organizer and social activist for human rights in Ciudad Juárez, for more than 25 years. In the course of her work, she has been victim to five assaults. Committed to social change in her community, she has developed several platforms and strategies for the elimination of violence against women, including femicides.  She is currently Director of the  Municipal Institute of Women in Ciudad Juarez  and founder of the non-profit organization Colectiva Arte Comunidad, an umbrella organization for various projects empowering women through arts and culture. She is  co-founder of the Cultural Community  La Promesa .  Veronica is one of the initiators of NI EN MORE   * Image by Laura Bustillos

Veronica Corchado/ Mexico

Veronica has been an organizer and social activist for human rights in Ciudad Juárez, for more than 25 years. In the course of her work, she has been victim to five assaults. Committed to social change in her community, she has developed several platforms and strategies for the elimination of violence against women, including femicides.

She is currently Director of the Municipal Institute of Women in Ciudad Juarez and founder of the non-profit organization Colectiva Arte Comunidad, an umbrella organization for various projects empowering women through arts and culture. She is  co-founder of the Cultural Community La Promesa.

Veronica is one of the initiators of NI EN MORE

 * Image by Laura Bustillos

  Tine Mollatt / Norway    Tine Mollatt started the Norwegian fashion success  byTiMo  in 2004, in which she is currently owner, general manager and chief designer. Her designs are recognized by the Vintage inspired clothing, high quality, fair production, and sustainability. 13 years in business, byTiMo is now on display in more than 500 stores globally. In 2016 Tine started to collaborate with the Oslo’s Church City Mission to employee vulnerable females with a difficult history into the byTiMo family.  Tine is one of the initiators of NI EN MORE and the designer for our first line of clothes. She has generously shared skills and people from byTiMo team to build up NI EN MORE. She has donated the silk for the first production and the cost of all tags.   www.bytimo.com   * Image by Tove Sivertsen 

Tine Mollatt / Norway

Tine Mollatt started the Norwegian fashion success byTiMo in 2004, in which she is currently owner, general manager and chief designer. Her designs are recognized by the Vintage inspired clothing, high quality, fair production, and sustainability. 13 years in business, byTiMo is now on display in more than 500 stores globally. In 2016 Tine started to collaborate with the Oslo’s Church City Mission to employee vulnerable females with a difficult history into the byTiMo family.

Tine is one of the initiators of NI EN MORE and the designer for our first line of clothes. She has generously shared skills and people from byTiMo team to build up NI EN MORE. She has donated the silk for the first production and the cost of all tags.

www.bytimo.com  * Image by Tove Sivertsen 

  María Isidora Perez / Mexico    Maria Isidora Perez is a native woman from the  Rarámuri community  of Chihuahua. She is a crafts-woman and her expertise lies in the areas of embroidery and garment making.  In her tradition everything is handmade. The work in NI EN MORE has introduced her to the use of sewing machines, a skill she mastered very quickly.   María works for NI EN MORE both in the sewing team and Natural dyeing team  * Image by Laura Bustillos

María Isidora Perez / Mexico

Maria Isidora Perez is a native woman from the Rarámuri community of Chihuahua. She is a crafts-woman and her expertise lies in the areas of embroidery and garment making.

In her tradition everything is handmade. The work in NI EN MORE has introduced her to the use of sewing machines, a skill she mastered very quickly. 

María works for NI EN MORE both in the sewing team and Natural dyeing team

* Image by Laura Bustillos

  Laura Bustillos / Mexico / USA   Laura Bustillos is director of photography, documentary filmmaker and activist. Born in Cd.  Juarez, she is currently living in El Paso, USA. As an activist for the right of migrants, and involved in the feminist struggle of the border, both issues inform her documentary work as a film maker and photographer.  Laura documents workshops and other events for NI EN MORE   * Image by Mustang Jane   https://vimeo.com/labuvideos

Laura Bustillos / Mexico / USA

Laura Bustillos is director of photography, documentary filmmaker and activist. Born in Cd.  Juarez, she is currently living in El Paso, USA. As an activist for the right of migrants, and involved in the feminist struggle of the border, both issues inform her documentary work as a film maker and photographer.

Laura documents workshops and other events for NI EN MORE   * Image by Mustang Jane

https://vimeo.com/labuvideos

  Lena Katrine Knudsen / Norway   Lena Katrine Knudsen has over 30 years of broad experience from the fashion industry. With her education in intercultural communications, practical-problem solving skills and strategic mind, Lena has been an important contributor to NI EN MORE's development.   She flew to NYC to participate in Cara Maria Piazza's boundle dye workshops, invited her out for dinner and shared our dream for NI EN MORE. As a result Cara joined our team.  Unfortunately, Lena had to leave NI EN MORE as an active collaborator due to other obligations. We hope she will come back.              * Image by Laura Bustillos

Lena Katrine Knudsen / Norway

Lena Katrine Knudsen has over 30 years of broad experience from the fashion industry. With her education in intercultural communications, practical-problem solving skills and strategic mind, Lena has been an important contributor to NI EN MORE's development. 

She flew to NYC to participate in Cara Maria Piazza's boundle dye workshops, invited her out for dinner and shared our dream for NI EN MORE. As a result Cara joined our team.  Unfortunately, Lena had to leave NI EN MORE as an active collaborator due to other obligations. We hope she will come back.            

* Image by Laura Bustillos

 
  Lise Bjørne Linnert / Norway    Lise is a visual artist. Her passion is to use her art practice to communicate social and political issues to raise awareness, and inspire reflections and actions. In 2006, she initiated   Desconocida Unknown Ukjent ,  an ongoing international mass collaboration, embroidering nametags to protest the continuing murder of women in Cd. Juárez, Mexico and in remembrance of similar crimes worldwide.  Lise is one of the initiators and founder of NI EN MORE .  Her longstanding collaboration with Juárez through Desconocida, has created bonds and trust between the international and local team and community in Juárez. Lise is following up on all different aspects of the project, in addition to finding pro-bono collaborators and raising funds.    www.lisebjorne.com  * Image Artist's own

Lise Bjørne Linnert / Norway

Lise is a visual artist. Her passion is to use her art practice to communicate social and political issues to raise awareness, and inspire reflections and actions. In 2006, she initiated Desconocida Unknown Ukjent, an ongoing international mass collaboration, embroidering nametags to protest the continuing murder of women in Cd. Juárez, Mexico and in remembrance of similar crimes worldwide.

Lise is one of the initiators and founder of NI EN MORE. Her longstanding collaboration with Juárez through Desconocida, has created bonds and trust between the international and local team and community in Juárez. Lise is following up on all different aspects of the project, in addition to finding pro-bono collaborators and raising funds. 

www.lisebjorne.com * Image Artist's own

  Elide Alvara / Mexico   Elide Alvara is a native of Ciudad Juárez, she has dedicated her entire life to sewing and worked for many years in the Maquilladora Industry. Like many women before her, she is affected by the dynamics of the city. Because of her skill and work-ethic, she has often been the main economic provider for her family.  Elide is mentor for the sewing process in NI EN MORE  * Image by Laura Bustillos

Elide Alvara / Mexico

Elide Alvara is a native of Ciudad Juárez, she has dedicated her entire life to sewing and worked for many years in the Maquilladora Industry. Like many women before her, she is affected by the dynamics of the city. Because of her skill and work-ethic, she has often been the main economic provider for her family.

Elide is mentor for the sewing process in NI EN MORE

* Image by Laura Bustillos

  Sujey Rivera Corchado / Mexico    Sujey is born and raised in Cd Juarez. She is a single mother of two children.  In NI EN MORE she is on our flower printing team. Sujey is also responsible for controlling and measuring all garments before we are sending them out to the world.   She says : "I like working here because I always learn new things. I would like some day to have a car and go travel. I would love to finish my school in hair cutting and makeup. "  * Image by Laura Bastillos

Sujey Rivera Corchado / Mexico

Sujey is born and raised in Cd Juarez. She is a single mother of two children.

In NI EN MORE she is on our flower printing team. Sujey is also responsible for controlling and measuring all garments before we are sending them out to the world. 

She says : "I like working here because I always learn new things. I would like some day to have a car and go travel. I would love to finish my school in hair cutting and makeup. "

* Image by Laura Bastillos

  Herminia Sandoval / Mexico   Herminia Sandoval   was the first woman elected as governor of the  Rarámuri tribe  in the municipality of Ciudad Juarez in 2004. As an extension of her culture, she holds the worldview that respects mother earth and the environment. She is a textile artisan adept in the styles of embroidery and sewing techniques of her people.  Herminia was part of NI EN MORE´s production team for 7 months, contributing knowledge and skills. She was part of strengthening the collaboration between the Rarámuri community and NI EN MORE. Hermina sadly had to leave us due to threats to her life. She no longer live in Cd Juárez.           * Image by Laura Bastillos

Herminia Sandoval / Mexico

Herminia Sandoval was the first woman elected as governor of the Rarámuri tribe in the municipality of Ciudad Juarez in 2004. As an extension of her culture, she holds the worldview that respects mother earth and the environment. She is a textile artisan adept in the styles of embroidery and sewing techniques of her people.

Herminia was part of NI EN MORE´s production team for 7 months, contributing knowledge and skills. She was part of strengthening the collaboration between the Rarámuri community and NI EN MORE. Hermina sadly had to leave us due to threats to her life. She no longer live in Cd Juárez.           * Image by Laura Bastillos

  Janette Terrazas / Mexico    Janette Terrazas, alias Mustang Jane, is a visual artist, cultural activist and cultural promoter. Her textile work is intensely informed by issues concerning gender. She organizes and fights for the rights of women in her community, as well as the rights of indigenous people and the trans gender population. She does this through art and cultural initiatives. In addition, she has great interest and love for botany and community-building processes.  Jane is one of the initiators of NI EN MORE,  the Cd. Juárez project coordinator. and on the natural dyeing team.   https://www.instagram.com/mustangjane/    mustangjane.net    * Image by Laura Bustillos

Janette Terrazas / Mexico

Janette Terrazas, alias Mustang Jane, is a visual artist, cultural activist and cultural promoter. Her textile work is intensely informed by issues concerning gender. She organizes and fights for the rights of women in her community, as well as the rights of indigenous people and the trans gender population. She does this through art and cultural initiatives. In addition, she has great interest and love for botany and community-building processes.

Jane is one of the initiators of NI EN MORE,  the Cd. Juárez project coordinator. and on the natural dyeing team.

https://www.instagram.com/mustangjane/

mustangjane.net   * Image by Laura Bustillos

  Julie L. Parisi / Norway   Julie L. Parisi is a designer with a a multi-disciplinary  background in fashion, textile design & Service/Interaction design from  Italy, US and UK. She  is especially interested in using design as a tool to create solutions that reflect/ or respond to contemporary environmental, political or social issues. She has worked as a designer for Tine Mollatt’s brand  byTiMo  since 2013.  Julie is the International project coordinator and product developer for NI EN MORE. She has been been an essential part of NI EN MORE's development, both as a team and a brand.  Julie has done the web design and design of tags and packaging.   www.julieparisi.com  * Image Artist's own

Julie L. Parisi / Norway

Julie L. Parisi is a designer with a a multi-disciplinary  background in fashion, textile design & Service/Interaction design from  Italy, US and UK. She  is especially interested in using design as a tool to create solutions that reflect/ or respond to contemporary environmental, political or social issues. She has worked as a designer for Tine Mollatt’s brand byTiMo since 2013.

Julie is the International project coordinator and product developer for NI EN MORE. She has been been an essential part of NI EN MORE's development, both as a team and a brand.  Julie has done the web design and design of tags and packaging.

www.julieparisi.com * Image Artist's own

  Hilda OrtegaI / Mexico   Hilda Ortega is native to Cd. Juárez.  She  supports her local community Colony Praderas de Oriente, through participation in the cultural support center  La Promesa .  Hilda has a great interest in sewing and garment making and is on NI EN MORE's sewing team.   * Image by Laura Bustillos

Hilda OrtegaI / Mexico

Hilda Ortega is native to Cd. Juárez.  She  supports her local community Colony Praderas de Oriente, through participation in the cultural support center La Promesa.

Hilda has a great interest in sewing and garment making and is on NI EN MORE's sewing team.

 * Image by Laura Bustillos

  Cara Marie Piazza / USA   Committed to sustainable and ethical production, Cara manufactures all her pieces here in NYC. She creates one of a kind textiles only using natural dye materials such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food wastes. She treats her fabrics through alchemical dye sessions, ancient shibori techniques and bundle dyeing, transforming each textile into its very own story.  Cara is donating her time and knowledge as the natural dyer educator for NI EN MORE          * Image Artist's own   www.caramarienyc.com

Cara Marie Piazza / USA

Committed to sustainable and ethical production, Cara manufactures all her pieces here in NYC. She creates one of a kind textiles only using natural dye materials such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food wastes. She treats her fabrics through alchemical dye sessions, ancient shibori techniques and bundle dyeing, transforming each textile into its very own story.

Cara is donating her time and knowledge as the natural dyer educator for NI EN MORE          * Image Artist's own

www.caramarienyc.com

  Marcela Descalzi / Argentina/  USA   Marcela resides in Houston, TX, although originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Educated as a scientific researcher, Marcela found her passion in education and the arts. Growing up in six different countries has provided a global perspective that helps her navigate a variety of cultures. Currently involved in playback theatre, creative writing and NVC practice, she celebrates exploring identity and authentic communication.  Marcela  is cultural advisor and translator for NI EN MORE  * Image by Laura Bustillos

Marcela Descalzi / Argentina/  USA

Marcela resides in Houston, TX, although originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Educated as a scientific researcher, Marcela found her passion in education and the arts. Growing up in six different countries has provided a global perspective that helps her navigate a variety of cultures. Currently involved in playback theatre, creative writing and NVC practice, she celebrates exploring identity and authentic communication.

Marcela  is cultural advisor and translator for NI EN MORE  * Image by Laura Bustillos