NI EN MORE’s first collection gets it's colors and prints from plants, flowers and vegetables growing in the Chihuahua district in Mexico. Local flower shops are also donating their withered flowers to NI EN MORE’s studio. This plant-dying process is sustainable and eco-friendly, and is free of any hazardous chemicals.
This natural dying technique results in truly unique and beautiful expressions. Colors and prints will have a seasonal change due to the natural variation of flowers in bloom. With all garments dyed and printed by hand, one by one, none will be identical.
We are pleased to have the talented, natural dyer and textile designer Cara Marie Piazza in our team, coming from NYC (twice this year). She is donating time and skills sharing her boundle dye techniques with NI EN MORE’s Juárez crew. But it is textile artist Jane Terrazas (NI EN MORE´s project coordinator in Juarez) Mariaquita Perez and Candelaria Perez that are creating the beautiful work.
The first four styles (dress and blouse in cotton, robe and tunic in silk) are designed and donated by Tine Mollatt, designer and founder of the renowned fashion brand byTiMo. These styles are especially designed for NI EN MORE. Julie L Parisi and Michelle Kristiansen from byTiMo have been teaching the sewing team the techniques needed within high-quality production. Our sewing team in Juarez is currently: Elide Alvarado, Hilda Ortego and Mariaquita Perez. We hope to be able to add another person to our team very soon, when we have enough funding to cover these costs. Interested in buying? Please go to our webhop
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The film is from NI EN MORE's initial workshop in Cd. Juárez, Mexico / Feb 16th - 20th 2017 / Camera and editing: Laura Bustillos
Images: Photocredit NI EN MORE