The first series of this collection is called: Native South America. It uses extracts from Guayacan, Palo Amarillo, Quebracho and Tara trees, originally from Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and Argentina. Besides the incredible colors these plants produce, each one is also known in their native lands for their medicinal uses, that go from respiratory issues to fever remedy, digestive problems, and blood sugar control. They also have both energizing and soothing qualities. The colored textiles will act as mediators between us and the trees, allowing us to enjoy the calming vital properties of those plants while providing warmth and comfort.
This project is based on an ongoing research on traditional practices that use natural dye plants, and the exploration of a bigger range of native materials, its properties and possibilities. Every material used to produce these garments is provided by the earth and respects the land and the traditions that inspire them.