Pascale Elmalan (from Osmoz Group)
has done the moderation of a panel discussion at Texworld in February, on Handmade / Know how and textile heritage of the world. Different speakers were invited to participate:
- M. Ali Rakib / CEO and Founder FORWEAVERS –
Forweavers is helping people to live using their know how , promoting weavers from all over the world. M. Rakib is also pa rt of UNCI
He explained his mission is Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity promoting & editing natural materials for Luxury Market. A handmade and Fairtrade / Sustainable approach in textile proposition. M. Rakib is also part of UNCI
- M. Pierre LETZ / President of la Fédération Française de la Création Couture Sur Mesure – Paris
Every year, the association is launching a major project which is the presentation of exceptional models, during the week of Haute Couture fashion shows from January 21 to February 28, 2019, with the kind partnership of the Hotel Sofitel Paris le Faubourg .
M. Letz explained the idea and realization of “Cousu d’or- Magical Weaving”, an exhibition of creative fashion designs inspired by the excellence of weaving of Ekaya, a hand loom luxury brand of India, and the efforts in forging the links between traditional weavers of India and fashion designers of the world. Mr. Pierre Letz, President of Fédération Française de la création Couture Sur Mesure- Paris explained how the designers beautifully used the traditional fabrics of Varanasi and given them a new life.
- M. Thierry Parverie / Leather Design Concept Exhibitor
at Texworld and part of the Handmade Itinerary : Leather Design Concept , based in Tunisia, is helping young creators to manufacture their bags / accessories and leather creation in small quantity, using the handmade knowledge of Leather Design Concept. They are also working with local associations and schools to promote quality and knowhow in leather.