SICA’s key motive is to empower communities through design.
The upcycling design label from fair production utilizes textile waste while preserving traditional crafts.
Celebrating and combining cultures, SICA’s objects express social and environmental awareness within their rich narratives.
Creating clothing, accessories and homeware, which focus on the quality and wearable nature to increase the products longevity.
SICA develops feel good products. By maintaining a close relationship with every manufacturer partner, ensuring fair working standards and respect for everyone involved.
That means to use and optimize the textile waste generated from the fashion industry to create unique pieces. re-purposing pre and post-consumer waste: end rolls and discarded faulty fabrics, second-hand & vintage goods.
The label SICA found its feet in 2006 in Curitiba, Brazil. Creating unique clothing and accessories from the vibrant textile waste from local factories in South Brazil. Emerging from selling SICA products on a Sunday market, to owning its own concept store. At this time SICA provided a platform to not only sell its own creations but to provide opportunities and partnership for fellow makers, artists and seamstresses.
In 2013 SICA expanded into Berlin with the line ‘Proudly made in Bangladesh’. SICA Proudly made in Bangladesh outsources textile clipping-waste from the Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry (RMG) and brings them into the hands of the skilled craftswomen in rural Rangpur, Northern Bangladesh. It has been vital for Simone Simonato the founder of SICA, to spend a lot of time in Bangladesh, nurturing the relationship with the makers and local organizations. Personally researching and living within these communities, Simone explores with the artisans to help develop their skills while providing fair employment and support.
The role in Berlin is not only to give visibility to Bangladeshi crafts, but also to connect and collaborate with it’s thriving sustainable design community.
SICA continues to work as an initiator, acting locally and thinking globally providing positive solutions in the fashion industry.