The fabrics of the glasses case
Two fabrics were used to make the upcycled glasses case:
- A traditional fabric of the Hmong ethnic groups in Laos. This hemp fabric and batik patterns and characteristic of the Hmong people. The hemp is harvested locally then spun and woven by hand. A long and meticulous process. Patterns are then drawn with wax on the fabric. The wax helps keep white parts when dyeing. It is then removed by boiling the tissue. It is the technique of batik.
- An upcycled fabric. This beautiful dark blue linen fabric comes from the end of rolls of the local Cambodian textile industry. MUUDANA thus ensures a low environmental impact by sourcing up-cycled fabrics within 3 km of its clothing workshops.
A zero-waste accessory
MUUDANA uses beautiful traditional fabrics for its creations. They represent days and weeks of work for artisans and an invaluable textile heritage. So when Aude, the creator of MUUDANA, noticed that some of these fabrics would be discarded after cutting clothes, she decided to find a solution.
Aude then began to develop a collection of accessories made only with fabric scraps from MUUDANA. The beautiful fabrics that make MUUDANA’s personality are thus enhanced down to the smallest cm2 and MUUDANA’s environmental impact is reduced accordingly.
Then for the manufacture of these zero-waste accessories MUUDANA created a partnership with a renowned NGO from Cambodia: Friends International. The objective of this association is to protect and help children and adolescents in Southeast Asia who, in a context of poverty, are victims of violence, prostitution or exploitation.
To ensure the well-being and the future of these children, the NGO offers income-generating and equitable activities for parents as well as vocational training for adolescents. This is how the association has acquired real know-how in the making of accessories. An expertise that MUUDANA is delighted to support through this partnership and the making of zero-waste accessories.
To learn more about our partners, you can read this article: Who are MUUDANA’s partners?