"Consciously Crafted" Silvae Trunk Show & What Because Rugs
Words: Alisa Furoyama
In a world of fast fashion, there are slow craft movements popping up across the nation with a focus on creating with intention, managing their carbon footprint and making less, but at the same time, creating more meaningful work. In support of the movement, the Glasswing Greenhouse will be hosting a weekend pop-up featuring two local slow craft designers: Silvae and What Because Rugs.
Amongst the jungle of greenery, Debroah Roberts and Lenna Petersen will showcase their respective collections for a two-day pop-up shop in the gallery space at the Glasswing Greenhouse. Silvae’s women’s clothing will be available for purchase and their team will be on hand taking measurements to help pick the correct size and accommodate fit adjustments as needed. Silvae’s move to made-to-order will not only allow customers to find their true size but will also control the amount of waste potentially created during production.
Lenna’s newest collection of rugs have all been consciously created from fabric scraps and remnants from Silvae’s production. Second to oil, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world. About 15% of fabric intended for clothing ends up on the cutting room floor. This waste rate has been tolerated industry-wide for decades. What Because Rugs have teamed up with local apparel designers Silvae and Guillermo Bravo to use scraps that would otherwise end up in the landfill. The result is a collection of affordable, one of a kind rag rugs.