Stories within Stitches: Conversations with Anne Schwalbe and Ayumi Paul

Anne Schwalbe and Ayumi Paul are two Berlin-based multidisciplinary artists whose work using hand-sewn textiles reflect their respective interest in the transformation of fabrics, of experiences. With distinct points of view, both women use their unique garments as methods of exploring seemingly duelling ideas: creation and mending, tangibility and ephemerality, timelessness and ageing.

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The Beauty of Decay and Rebirth

As the old year draws to a close, winter’s hushed existence and the coinciding, barren nature tell their own tale of a seeming absence of life and a state of transition. For our latest fashion story, we collaborated with selected designers whose work comprises forms of conservation, ephemerality, nature-driven production methods and antique fabrics.

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A Conversation with Rahua founder Fabian Lliguin about Hair, Supporting Indigenous Rights, and the Power of Nature

Fabian Lliguin and partner Anna Ayers founded Rahua with a simple goal in mind: create all-natural hair products that achieve better results than their synthetic counterparts while empowering indigenous communities of the Amazon and preserving the future of the rainforest.

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Olderbrother, Dancing Barefoot At First Light

Inspired by the slow food movement, Olderbrother’s aim is to create healthy “farm-to-body” garments using planet-friendly materials such as Tencel, hemp, Himalayan yak wool, “Cleaner Cotton” from California’s Sustainable Cotton Project, and Washi, a Japanese fabric made from rice paper.

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