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Carla Andrea, winner of the fifth edition of the contest Authors of Fashion BA

Garment dyed with yerba and cotton without agrotoxic agents: designers seek to bring nature into clothing under the concept of sustainable fashion.

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Clothing dyed with yerba and cotton without agrochemicals: designers are committed to sustainable fashion.

Dyeing garments with yerba mate or avocado skin, using cottons free of agrotoxic and limiting stock according to orders to contribute to responsible consumption are mechanisms that employ Argentinian fashion designers , who seek to wear nature in clothing under the concept of fashion sustainable development.

From the selection of materials to the method of sale and consumption are part of this artisanal process developed in their collections by Argentine designers Carla Andrea Escalera and Mauro Pesoa, winners of the fifth edition of Authors of Fashion BA, within the framework of Fashion Week.

It is a cycle open to all public, which will run until August 31 in the city of Buenos Aires, to offer a varied offer of free activities linked to the fashion ecosystem, the value chain and the design of clothing.

“ I work fashion from a sustainable perspective, the garments in my collections are naturally printed or pigmented and so the colors convey a lot of the nature that inspires me in my native Tierra del Fuego”, described 26-year-old Carla Andrea Escalera, who currently lives in The Silver.

The craftsmanship of this designer, whose father is Bolivian and mother raised in the Finnish colony of the Argentine coast, is reflected in all the details of her pieces for her training, creativity and the legacy of generations of seamstresses in her family.

“ I dye the garments with household waste, such as yerba mate, onion husks and avocado skins, under a quality process that is guaranteed to be marketed,” he said.

Through a kind of infusion in very large pots, the textiles are dyed and a wide palette of shades is achieved that rescues the colors of nature and lasts over time, described Carla about her Py'aguasú collection.

“ My mom and my grandparents worked on the harvest of the different materials provided by the soil, mainly yerba mate, so I wanted to pay them a little tribute,” he said.

This inspiration in family origins is also conveyed in his collection Oficio Ancestral Mauro Pesoa, 26 years old and native of Rosario, who in his childhood went to live in Formosa where her parents moved in looking for work.

After finishing his fashionstudies, in 2013 he created his brand with which he mixes the family trade, mimbrería, with the design of clothing.

“ Wicker appears in all my collections because it is my family trade, for example in bags, wallets, shoulder bags or shoes,” Mauro said.

Its collection Oficio Ancestral presents white mimbres and noble materials such as cotton and canvas, all in natural color to show its essence.

The designer reported that he is experimenting with other materials, which he has not yet included in his collections: “For example, I am working with engineers to create a wicker weave.”

“ I also tried with banana leaves in so

Publication Date: 29/08/2019

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