Ethical Fashion Academy + BEinSpain showcased the art of Abigail Doan and work of designer Zaida Balmaseda at the Art of Slow Fashion event last night. Both creators, as well as Carmen Artigas, professor of Ethical Fashion at FIT, and host, Francisca Pineda of Bhava Shoes, spoke about their making process, and the importance of connecting consumers to their makers. Take a look at some of our favorite pieces by the artists showcased.
Environmental fiber artist and writer, Abigail Doan, currently divides her time between NYC, Eastern Europe, and Tuscany. Her work as a fiber artist offers a unique view into the materials, methods, and life cycle of handmade textiles, slow fashion garments, and related environmental issues.
BALMASEDA is a slow fashion, hand made line dedicated to creating multi use garments. All designs are knit, spun and dyed by Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda using textile waste or organic fibers and dyed using natural dyes. "Only the final product is exported." Zaida is currently an artist in residence at the Textile Arts Center.
Take a look at some beautiful images of her creation process.