The threads that compose us are vulnerable to break, but they can always be mended. Repair is an exercise that demands intention and patience, it is done from the inside and reflects on the outside. Every fiber contributes to the construction of a strong thread, as well as, every thread helps to forge a resilient fabric. The fragility or strength of this fibers, its multiple colors and textures make it part of our essence and contributes to bring live to thousands of shades and textures that are the great treasure of our diverse and unpredictable culture.
Everything I did not weave is not a collection, is an open project that inquiries from multiple knowledge and techniques different ways of understanding and reinterpreting the traditional crafts, through the horizontal dialogue and co-creation between artisans, communities and A NEW CROSS’ design team.
We explore and reinterpret knowledge and materials from different geographies, weaving in community, nourishing design with the encounter of a wide shade of tangible and intangible resources that Colombia offer us, with the contemporary gaze that has characterized the brand over the years. In this way, we learn and unlearn, while we mend and weave, contributing to the restoration of the void of uprooting and indifference. In this process, we want to encourage new generations of artisans as well as conscious consumers, the necessity of recover the memory of our history, our territory and our ancestral knowledge.
Agustín Nicolás Rivero.