KOKO DE BORO

IS AN OWN INITIATIVE PROJECT.
“BORO” IS JAPANESE FOR “RAG”
IT’S AN OLD JAPANESE TECHNIQUE USED IN FARMERS FAMILY’S AGES AGO. WHEN COTTON WAS VERY EXPENSIVE MANY FAMILIES REPAIRED THEIR KIMONO’S BY PATCHING AND STITCHING SMAILL PIECES OF WEAVED HOMESPUN FABRICS DYED WITH INDIGO. THE PATCH WORK IN COMBINATION WITH THE SASHIKO (STITCHES) TECHNIQUE WERE USED TO REPAIR, DECORATE AND TO STRENGHTEN THE JACKETS. IT’S ESSENTIALLY A METHOD OF CREATING AN ALL NEW TEXTILE BY MENDING AN EXISTING ONE. CREATING ART AND UTILITY OUT OF SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE DISCARDED OTHERWISE.
THE ATTENTION FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP AND RECYCLING IS RETURNING.

I ENCOURAGE CREATING THE ART ITSELF.
WITH THIS COLLECTION I WANT TO GET ATTENTION FOR THE SLOW FASHION INDUSTRY, TO GIVE VALUE TO A PRODUCT. CONSUMERS ARE EASILY SWAYED TO PURCHASE MORE THAN THEY NEED, WHILE YOU CAN JUST RE-USE THAT WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE AND SLOWING DOWN CONSUMPTION.

FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ONE JEANS YOU NEED 8.000 LITERS OF WATER. SO FIVE JEANS IS 40.000 LITERS 620 SHOWERS.

THE COLLECTION EXHIBITION IS AT HUTSPOT AMSTERDAM, VAN WOUSTRAAT 4

FROM 1st OF DECEMBER TILL 31th OF JANUARY

PHOTO’S: KIKI REIJNERS

MUAH: JIP SMIT

CLOTHING: TULA-ROSA

MODELS: NOSA KETTING     ROOS FERRERO     ANNEWIL HOKKEN

HUTSPOT INTERVIEWED ME ABOUT MY WORK AND NEW COLLECTION:

http://www.hutspotamsterdam.com/hutspot-interviews-tula-rosa-zandvliet/