Archive for November, 2009

NY Magazine blog post!

The recently-opened store Babel Fair in New York’s Nolita district was featured on NYmag.com’s fashion blog: The Cut, including images of Fabrica Social necklaces by Dzitnup! 

Known for it’s selection of international designs, store owner Erika Kiang hand-picks unique fashion-focused items from around the world.  Make sure to stop by to check-out Fabrica Social’s latest items from Dzitnup and Yohocuaha!

Click here to see the NYMag Blog posting.

Visit Babel Fair here  or at 260 Elizabeth St.

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On October 10,2009 high school students from NYC were given the chance to learn about Fabrica Social’s work through a talk given by Nadia Williams (Fabrica Social collaborator and Parsons Pre-College Scholarship Coordinator). 

 As this group of students is preparing to be the next generation of influential designers and artists, we discussed issues such as the value of traditional artisan techniques, meaningful and responsible collaborations and the impact we all have on the world as designers.  
 Above, Brihanna examines the embroidery on a Dzitnup belt while Rosalina and Grace read a label explaining how Fabrica Social products are made. 

To learn more about Parsons’ Pre-College Scholarship, visit http://parsonsscholars.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-post_10.html

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Chicago meets Fabrica Social!

On June 20th, 2oo9, the US supporters of Semillas (Mexico City-based nonprofit women’s fund) organized a benefit event to support Semillas’ support of artisan groups.  Semillas has been a key supporter of Fabrica Social projects from the start, so it was great to meet their counterparts in the US (all very inspiring women). 

At this event, we organized a sale of the artisans’ designs, which were a big success with the events’ atendees!  Josefina Jimenez, Teotitlan del Valle artisan/designer, was in attendance to share her experiences as a collaborating artisan along with the support of Marcela Salazar of Semillas and Fabrica Social’s Nadia Williams.

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Thank you to everyone that lent a hand to make this event happen!

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Fabrica Social in Tokyo!

Fabrica Social’s second round of exhibitions/sales in Tokyo was a success… again!  Special thanks to organizer and curator (and talented illustrator) Miki Amano and Art Print Gallery.  For pics and more info on the show, which ran from July 24 through Aug 22 check-out our Japanese blog:  (www.fabricasocialjp.wordpress.com)




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