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12th september is fashion saturday in sydney.
to celebrate fashion in sydney, please join us at 10.30am at planet commonwealth to hear about "the possibility project" australian women are working with an ngo in jaipur india to create a fashion collection called "slumwear" its all about empowerment and with some very beautiful results, creating garments from recycled saris......pieces will be for sale on the day to assist the project and the girls will have a presentation about their intentions and successes too.
at the same time planet will feature a display of our handmade scarves from traditions from around the globe
a small sample of our scarves....
from top centre then clockwise: laotian natural indigo ikat, australian eucalypt dyed fine wool jersey by anne foy, bengali jamdani muslin, indian hand spun and hand woven silk double weave with squins, indian natural dyed and handpainted kalamkari, double handweave by jennifer robertsonon on a computer assisted loom, indian kota cotton with chikan embroidery, rajasthani silk bhandani, natural indigo matka silk handweave
indian traditional bhandhani on silk georgette from gujurat made for planet
traditionan laotian cotton ikat with natural indigo dye
hand spun and handwoven wool from kutch, gujurat india
kota dori handweave with chickan embroidery
jennifer robertson is a national treasure. her double weaves in superfine merino are made on a computer assisted handloom. in places the weave separates to two cloths, in others in becomes one