For 12 Days of Christmas 2019, Noir is offering the chance to win a wrap made of Guangdong mud silk, a two-colour fabric created through an ancient process.
Noir is a one size unisex clothing label made to layer and to last. It is a personal project from designer Marcella Echavarria, concerned with preserving ancestral heritage textile techniques, design and Marcella's passion for everything beautiful and well made.
Guangdong mud silk is a two-colour fabric distinguished by its black upper surface and brown underside. Originated in the Guangdong Province of China and dating back to the Ming Dynasty in the fifth century, the craft of processing mud silk has been kept alive within the region where subtropic river deltas carry a special iron-rich mud that binds to the silk.
The entirely organic technique embraces beautiful deep brown and black hues that can only be achieved through a laborious, season specific process that has not changed after almost 2,500 years.
Noir presents editions once in a while according to the availability of the fabric and the different hues that the Pearl river carries each year. Mud silk is equivalent to wearing liquid, or to be embraced by the wind. The Chinese call it perfumed cloud clothing, fragrant cloud silk cloth, and singing silk cloth.