Explore the exchange story of designer Zinzi De Brouwer from Mozambique and artisan Beautiful Local Hands from Mauritius and find out how they created their look for The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, 2018.
Experts in pottery, textiles, basketry and beadwork, the craft workers have benefitted from the careful structure of the business, allowing homeworkers who may struggle with conventional enterprise to work from home at their own pace. Those disadvantaged members of Mauritian society, including older women and disabled people are given new skills, escaping their isolation by meeting other craft workers and gaining confidence through their ability to earn an income. The promotion of traditional Mauritian handicraft techniques, using indigenous plants and recycled materials, maintains biodiversity and preserves the environment.
This content has been specifically curated for the Google Arts & Culture platform on behalf of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange exhibition that launched on the 19th of February at Buckingham Palace in partnership with Swarovski, The Woolmark Company and MATCHESFASHION.COM.
The project, created and managed by Eco-Age, with the support of The Commonwealth Fashion Council and The British Fashion Council.
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Read more about the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at http://eco-age.com/commonwealth-fashion-exchange/