We got together with our friends and colleagues in Amman, Jordan, Namliyeh to produce a limited edition bundle dyed series of tote bags using their overripe summer fruit produce, teas and foraged leafs. Namliyeh are a food and design duo who through their projects, interweave ethnobotany, psychology, and phenomenology employing the universal relevance of food in an attempt to create new radical meanings for interpreting the world.
An afternoon spent with them collectively dyeing our fabric was exactly what we all needed, a chance to reflect on our intersectionalities and our approaches to ecology on a sunny afternoon in Amman.
The results delighted us. Trace constellations, mirror images and splatters of the cosmos, through the poetry of locally sourced mulberries, apricots, caper flowers, geraniums, trumpet flowers, rose buds, and rust.
Designed to mimic our ubiquitous plastic shopping bags, this an attempt to make the mundane, sustainable and magical. Your bag is alive and will continue to evolve as it reacts to the world around it, your body and the items you choose to carry.
Photo credits: Augustine Paredes and Andrea Salerno Jacome.
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