China, Noir Handmade / Marcella Echavarria, Mud Silk
Noir Handmade is a brand created by Marcella Echavarria to honor mud silk: its qualities, process and tradition.The Noir collection is a project that truly embodies slow fashion, sustainability, and a Chinese millenary textile tradition. The pieces in this collection were created to honour both the fabric itself and a dyeing process that carries 2,500 years of wisdom and skill. Each garment is unique. The patina created from mud dyes is like wearing the earth, the sky, and the souls of the people who have dedicated their lives to texture and textile. Mud silk dyeing is a seasonal communal effort that takes place from May to October in Canton. During the rest of the time, these artisans plant rice.
RUST is the name of this special edition created for the Selvedge World Fair which does not have mud but instead has been dipped 30 times on the Shu liang yam ( a root used for Chinese medicine) juices that give it a very special caramel, copper tones and a buttery texture. follow the story of Mud Silk by Noir, find them on social media here.