Cosiendo Sueños (Sewing Dreams) is a new project in Peru aimed to promote a just, inclusive, and sustainable fashion industry. Through various design initiatives, the collective aims to generate social change.
On Wednesday, November 12, Cosiendo Sueños will host the event Vístete por el cambio: encuentro por la moda ética (Dress for change: meeting for ethical fashion). The event, which will take place at the Municipal Palace of Lima, will start with an open discussion on the possibilities and challenges for ethical fashion in the country.
The occasion will also mark the launch of ÉTICA, a new brand that encompasses all these socially conscious objectives. The clothes that will be presented were made in the Cosiendo Sueños workshop. Many designers and fashion professionals are supporting the initiative, including Lucia Cuba, Susan Wagner, Christian Duarte, and Adriana Seminario.
*De Nuestras Manos*
Just as LIF Week came to a close last Thursday, the artisanal fair De Nuestras Manos opened its doors in Barranco’s municipal park. From November 7 thru November 16, the event will offer crafts from around Peru.
Two fashion shows, which highlighted exquisite craftsmanship, with alpaca and other Peruvian fibers, inaugurated the event over the weekend.
_A luscious sweater dress by Harumi Momota (Photo: Harumi Momota/Facebook)_
The first show was on Friday and included designers Meche Correa, Jose Miguel Valdivia, Titi Guiulfo, Harumi Momota, and Daniel Vercchelli.
The second show, on Saturday November 8, included collections presented by new talents Diego Lopez de la Fuente, Jessabel Paulino, and Claudia Aragon. It also included presentations by CITE (Centers for Technological Innovation) programs for artisanship and tourism.
_Designs by Naty Muñoz for CITE Huancavelica (Photo: Naty Muñoz/Facebook)_
These programs are designed to support artisan craft communities around Peru through training workshops on topics such as new technologies, management skills, export avenues, etc. Collections by CITE programs in Catacaos, Koriwasi, Puno, Arequipa, Huancavelica, Sipan, and Ucayali were on display. Designer Naty Muñoz has worked with communities all around Peru for years. At the De Nuestras Manos event, the audience got to see some of the fruits of her labor with talented weavers from CITE Huancavelica. Peru this Week’s Fashion News Brief is back with the latest in Peru’s fashion world
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