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Editors bookazine no 2

From bookazine no. 2, which has long been sold out, I have put all the articles from this issue online. You can find the full-text articles here #bookazine2

March 2020

 

 

HÅNDVÆRK bookazine no 2 – the textile issue-

The difficult second issue? No, the very special second issue.

Special because textile is an inevitable part of our life, from cradle to grave. We are born, swaddled and later dressed. We sleep and sit on textile, and many different kinds of textile shield us from the elements. And when we go on our final journey, we wear our Sunday best!

Textile products have traditionally been produced at home and/or in small local production facilities. As a result, most people in the past had easy access to knowledge and understanding related to materials and manufacturing methods.
Today, we are in a very different place. Most of the textiles we use now are made far away, and the experience that was once passed down from generation to generation will disappear unless we remain vigilant and insistent!

And yet!

In ‘the textile issue’ you will encounter artisans, craft makers and designers who work with textiles in a variety of contexts, from the artistic to the functional, in new and old local Scandinavian companies and in small workshops and studios. People who both keep this cultural heritage alive and renew it.

Many of them work with interior solutions, others in fashion. I am also going to take you on a visit to a folk high school to delve into embroidery.

 

Another factor that makes this second issue special is that due to a – now fairly distant – past in the fashion industry, I have hands that routinely register quality and a trained eye that is able to sort the wheat from the chaff, particularly when it comes to textile.

Apropos of fashion, fashion and consumerism have never been more untrendy. By now, it is common knowledge that the clothing industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, second only to the oil industries. That knowledge is making consumers uncomfortable, causing some to opt for #buyless, while others aim for #buynothing – and I often find myself drawn to ‘pre-loved’ items.

For this issue I have gone through my own closets and share some pre-loved Rigetta Klint along with clothing and accessories from small companies that, each in their way, have taken consumers’ call for quality over quantity to heart.

Modern consumers prefer manufacturers that take responsibility for the environment while still producing beautiful, well-made well-fitting clothes in durable quality that ages well. Clothes that maintain their ability to reenchant themselves.

Clothes for everyone who only likes what they see in the mirror if they can dress with a clear conscience.

 

I hope that you will enjoy the textile issue and find it inspiring.

Designer, writer, photographer, Rigetta Klint

Forord HÅNDVÆRK bookazine no. 2, tema textil

 

Den svære 2’er? Nej, men den særlige 2’er.

Særlig, fordi tekstil uundgåeligt er en del af vores liv fra vugge til grav. Vi fødes, svøbes og siden klædes vi. Vi sover og sidder på tekstil, og tekstil af mange slags skærmer os mod kulde, sol og mørke. Til slut, når vi tager herfra, rejser vi i vores bedste tøj!

Fremstilling af tekstile produkter er traditionelt foregået i hjemmene og/eller i meget små lokale produktionsenheder. Det vil sige, at de fleste mennesker før i tiden havde let adgang til viden om og forståelse for materialer og fremstillingsmetoder.
Sådan er det langt fra længere. Det meste af den tekstil, vi nu omgiver os med, fremstilles meget langt væk. Den erfaring, som tidligere blev overleveret fra generation til generation, forsvinder, hvis ikke vi er opmærksomme og insisterende!

Og dog!

I ’the textile issue’ vil du møde håndværkere, kunsthåndværkere og designere, som arbejder med tekstil i forskellig sammenhæng, både kunstnerisk og funktionelt, i nye og gamle lokale skandinaviske virksomheder og på små værksteder og atelierer. Mennesker, som både vedligeholder arven, og som fornyer den.

Mange af dem i interiørsammenhæng og flere i modesammenhæng. Jeg tager dig også med på højskole for at brodere.

Særligt er dette no. 2 også, fordi jeg på grund af en efterhånden fjern fortid i modebranchen har hænder, som rutineret aflæser kvalitet, og mit syn er trænet og forstår forskellen på skidt og kanel, navnlig når materialet er tekstilt.

Apropos mode, så har mode og forbrug aldrig været mere umoderne. Det er efterhånden almen viden, at beklædningsindustrien er en af de mest forurenende brancher i verden, kun overgået af olieindustrien. Den viden vækker ubehag hos forbrugerne, nogle vælger #buyless, andre #buynothing – selv får jeg tit lyst til at købe ’pre-loved’.

Jeg har i dette nummer været i egne gemmer og viser dig pre-loved Rigetta Klint sammen med tøj og accessoires fra en række mindre virksomheder, som på hver deres måde har forstået forbrugernes besked om, at de foretrækker kvalitet frem for kvantitet.

Forstået, at den moderne forbruger foretrækker producenter, som dels tager ansvar i forhold til miljøet, men samtidig vil have smukt, velforarbejdet, velsiddende tøj i en kvalitet, som holder sig pænt længe. Tøj, som er i stand til at genfortrylle sig selv løbende.

Tøj til os, som synes, at spejlbilledet blegner, hvis ikke samvittigheden er i orden.

The textile issue er forhåbentlig til både glæde og inspiration.

 

Rigetta Klint, designer, skribent og fotograf

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