The close interaction between the community and its local environment, which is often talked about is less often understood or managed. In the past this was mostly understood, and whilst no one wishes to travel backwards, progress will surely be best made when we make good use of the resources we have. By buying from smaller supplies, organically and ethically we can support the rural communities show most depend on co-operation to flourish and thrive.
1. Fabrics that are made from fibres planted, green, harvested, treated, spun and woven with a single community are their own eco-system.
2. Communities where families and tribes share out the process, living and working side by side, even when parts of the process happen outside the community are creating a similar type of eco-system.
3. Within any system every change affects another, every process depends on another and every team member relies on another.
4. Re-using the waste products – for us it’s the ‘cutting room floor’ and what we can make from the offcuts that becomes interesting and fulfilling. Not to mention quite surprising.