Researching and recording traditional techniques, reproduction methods and the people who practice them forms an important part of our work. In this context, we are proud to be collaborating with Mr. Michalis’ printing house: one of the last of its kind to use the silkscreen method for hand-printing fabric by the meter.
For us, this is one of the key collaborations to help us actively apply the ethos we have so long been upholding: an eco-friendly, sustainable approach, based on “slow” production techniques, as well as the use of natural materials and certified, water-based colors. In doing so, we are also expanding on our research in the field of Greek textile workshops that specialize in natural, cotton-based fabrics. At the same time, this research helps us to further optimize the pattern-printing process.
To this end, we have created –in conjunction with the abovementioned printing house- our first monochromatic design/pattern to be inspired by 18th century Epirotian embroideries.
The resulting fabric –or artwork, if you will- was then showcased at the Urban Motifs Lab space, a project that our team was part of in 2018 and 2019.
Our collaboration with Mr. Michalis’ workshop is ongoing: many other projects, including the Thrace, Athens and Cyclades patterns have been carried out with his invaluable help. Here’s to many, many more.