The Creative Ecology of Santa Fe

Our extensive fieldtrip to Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) explored the traditional arts and crafts that continue to be made by the local Native American and Hispanic communities.

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Rekindle

Rekindle is a social enterprise based in New Zealand that works to divert reusable resources from waste – including wood waste from homes damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake – through creativity and craftsmanship.

 

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Here Today Here Tomorrow Handwoven collection

In 2014 fashion label Here Today Here Tomorrow gained Kickstarter funding to revitalise a traditional Nepalese woven fabric, dhaka, for use in a range of fair trade garments and accessories.

 

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Strawberry Thief game

As the first Games Designer in Residence at the V&A, Sophia George developed an iPad game in which players explore an iconic William Morris textile pattern, Strawberry Thief.

 

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Brodgar Chair

The Brodgar Chair is a contemporary take on the traditional straw-backed Orkney chair, created in a collaboration between Gareth Neal and Kevin Gauld for The New Craftsmen.

 

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Hend Krichen

Designer Hend Krichen works with the rural artisans of Tunisia across an ‘authentic craft manufacturing platform’ for her collection of hand crafted luxury homeware products, Tunisia Made.

 

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Precious Objects

Mixed media artist YaWen Chou used the legacy of her family’s cultural heritage to create a collection of contemporary heirlooms that re-apply traditional Taiwanese patterns.

 

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London Cloth Company

In 2010 Daniel Harris opened the first mill in London for 100 years. This ‘micro mill’ uses traditional machinery that has been restored to produce short runs of wool and cotton cloth.

 

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