During the months of March till June of 2019 the founder and designer of SICA Simone Simonato has been working from Bangladesh.
The connection between the designer and the weavers are essential for the development of SICA brand. Which aims to support the local weaving traditions as well as the artisans financially.
Since the fall of the Rana Plaza factory building on 24th of April 2013, a movement to impact for a change in the fashion sector has been taken from designers all over the globe. The movement, called fashion revolution, is made out of brands and consumers bringing awareness to “who made your clothes”. Simone photographed each of the weavers and shares a bit of their stories:
On the left column you can find the sisters Putul, 22, and Sumi, 19. The bangali weaver Putul (left) is an expert on satranji weaving. She not only weaves beautiful rugs, but also gives Workshops in her village teaching skills to other women in her community. Sumi (right) learned weaving from her inspiring sister. The income of Sumi’s rug weaving supports her fees in the University. She studies sociology and wants to become a teacher in the future.
On the right column from right to left please meet: upper line Gulapi Rani and Monica, lower line Anita and Gulapi.
The up cycled home items made out of this collaboration you can find in our shop session: home collection.