This is the first botanical print collection in collaboration with Ana Parraga from Rojo tierra. It is a first experiment of her art applied to our garments.
Ana lives in Copons, Barcelona, surrounded by nature and now she is working together with her creating prints with the elements that her habitat offers her. Ana adapts to the moment and her environment, so her work changes organically with the seasons and the passing of time. Her work is completely respectful of the environment and connected to the present moment, living and feeling every change that nature offers her.
“Living in and with nature, knowing how to use what nature gives us and how to give it back in a respectful way”.
It is a completely handmade work, so the magic of each element in contact with the fabric comes into play and there is never one result the same as another. Each leaf or element in the fabric acts differently each time, making it a gift to discover every new result. The aim is not perfection but the spontaneity offered by the living element. The leaf has the last word and it is the one that will define each design.
“When I work with fabrics, dyes and plants, I feel HERE and NOW, I step on the ground and get excited waiting for the surprises that the processes offer me”.
All the materials used in the process are completely natural and biodegradable, so all this work is returned to nature in a respectful and clean way. The result is unique pieces that offer all the love, care, beauty and respect with which they have been made.
This collaboration has been a gift. It has helped us to reconnect with the calm of nature and to work with rhythms that we are not used to following. To live the process from the beginning, to live the improvisation, the spontaneity, the imperfection… and to see that everything is fine, that everything as it is makes sense.
“When I make the pieces, I feel so happy and connected, putting so much love and care into them, surrounded by precious fabrics, plants, colours and the smell of infusion, that the result is pieces that live and embrace” Ana Parraga