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WALKING PIECES

ABOUT

 

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. 

Aslı - I AM THE CREATOR BEHIND THE BRAND 'WALKING PIECES'. I AM WORKING ALONE FROM MY STUDIO IN GERMANY; WHICH IS ALSO MY HOME. FROM INSPIRATION TO SKETCHING, SEARCHING THE GARMENTS, CLEANING THEM CAREFULLY, MAKING THE PATTERN AND SEWING - I HAVE THE HONOR TO BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERY STEP OF THE CREATION.

WHY UPCYCLING?

THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS THE SECOND MOST POLLUTING INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD,

ALSO THE SECOND-LARGEST CONSUMER OF WATER WORLDWIDE AND IT PRODUCES 10% OF THE PLANET´S CARBON EMISSIONS (!) READ THAT AGAIN. SOMETIMES THOSE FIGURES MAKE ME FEEL POWERLESS, BUT I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY MAKING A COUPLE SMALL CHANGES IN OUR LIVES. AS A DESIGNER, I FEEL OBLIGATED TO CONTRIBUTE TO A CHANGE. BRINGING PRACTICE AND VALUE INTO GARMENTS AND MAYBE INSPIRING OTHERS TO DO AS WELL IS MY SUGGESTED WAY TO REWIRE THE INDUSTRY. KNOWING WHERE YOUR CLOTHES COME FROM IS AN ESSENTIAL PART THAT NEEDS TO BE NORMALIZED. PREFERING AN UPCYCLED PIECE MEANS NO NEW GARMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, EVERYTHING I USE TO MAKE YOUR CREATION IS ALREADY THERE. BY REUSING AND UPCYCLING GARMENTS, THE TIME THAT WILL BE TAKEN TO DESIGN YOUR PIECE IS LONGER,  BUT THIS MEANS YOU ARE SUPPORTING AN ALTERNATIVE WAY OF SHOPPING, A NEW PHILOSOPHY. IT MAY START SMALL, BUT WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE. 

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