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Believing in Weaving
June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
A ‘show and tell’ evening with Aland Flux of A.N.D Cambodia
Founded in 2011 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, A.N.D. Fair Trade Cambodia is a small design-led fair trade partnership initiated by Ventnor-born designer Alan James Flux.
A.N.D in the press
‘I had been working as a designer in the Fair Trade sector since 2000, through VSO [Voluntary Service Overseas]; first in Bangladesh, and then Mongolia, after which, in 2008, I was posted to Cambodia. After working four years nationwide, it seemed logical to open a shop to showcase the work from the two main groups whom we support – village weavers and polio-disabled.
From the home-based weavers come our signature hand-woven ikat cottons – as scarves, wraps, throws, blankets and women’s wear; and our disabled artisans make all our travel bags, totes, clutches and wallets. We also use a variety of up-cycled and vintage materials.
Our fashion ranges are made in our own workshop by village tailors wishing to relocate to the city, in search of better wages and good conditions.
Our work is rarely seen in England, so we were very happy to be invited by Helen – who came to see us in Phnom Penh – to talk and show at Tiny Homes Studio; on view, and for sale, will be a range of our pieces designed for fashion and home.’
There is no obligation to buy – just come along and hear about Alan’s interesting journey with fairtrade. (although you will probably want to bring your purse as the items for sale are beautiful and reasonably priced!)
Complimentary refreshments will be served.
This is a free event but please register for a ticket