Friday, 14 May 2010

Weaving Dreams: Tracing Cotton and Fashion in Africa

An interesting video by Amanda Martinez traces links between African fashion designers, the struggles of the Malian cotton industry and excessive US subsidies to American cotton growers.

Featured in the video is the remarkable Malian designer and activist Awa Meite much of whose work involves exploring the design possibilities of local cotton and Mali’s ancient textile traditions. Awa’a website is here .

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    Maricel

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