Bringing ethical fashion and sustainability to our heads is what I want. I'm both a Milliner and a Feltmaker, and I merge hats and ethical/sustainable fashion in my brand.
I use traditional elements of millinery, felt making and other experimental elements when designing and crafting pieces. I love experimenting both with techniques and materials. I like to explore the tension between opposites mixing traditional and contemporary, past and present, urban and rural.
As my name suggests I am Spanish, although Dublin is the place I call home.
Back in Spain, textile work was around me all through my life. I grew up in a family where previous generations of women were extremely skilful textile artists. Dress making, embroidery, lace, crochet, knitting.. were their specialities.
Although I always liked making things, I tried other disciplines -like jewellery making-before deciding that hat making was "my thing". First, as a hobby, and then as my new venture when I decided to attend the Grafton Academy and become a milliner.
Like an increasing number of people, I am concerned about the impact that the textile industry has both on people’s life around the world and on the environment. This translates into my hat making as being a caring process, respectful of the materials used and resourcing ethical materials as much as possible. I use sustainable materials, fair-trade, upcycled whenever possible and a policy of no waste is applied to the process. Each piece has a description of its ethical/sustainability record.
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