MEET THE MAKER
I carry out two types of work. I work with the textile industry as a freelance Project Technician, dedicating myself to the research, design and prototyping of fabrics for the leather goods (shoe/bag) and furniture sectors using conventional textile raw materials (natural/artificial / synthetic) ) and unconventional (polyester/polypropylene). With a registered trademark Pamphile, I propose small hand-woven series, where I carry out study and research linked to a “synaesthetic” approach, bringing together effects linked to the landscape, architecture, subjects of nature (notebooks, ties, carpets/cushions, unique artistic works ). I dedicate myself to the Circular Economy using scraps from the textile industry (Cimosa prog., For carpets and cushions).
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO TAKE PART OF CRAFTING BUSINESS PROGRAMME?
I think the course can help me to achieve my goals and to receive an update and support on communication management (which I am severely lacking). Furthermore, I consider it necessary to have updates on the “state of the art” of current craftsmanship. I plan to: – Consolidate collaboration with high fashion houses for research/design/sampling. – Building a sales network for the textile series produced with manual looms that I am creating – Dedicating myself to textile teaching – Being able to collaborate as a designer with the world of craftsmanship (consultancy and product development for craftsmen in the textile sector and other trades).
WHAT ARE YOUR FEEDBACKS?
I could not follow all the lessons live, but I recovered by following the reply from the link sent to me. The interventions were all highly professional and heterogeneous. They were able to provide me with an unexpectedly new vision in some moments and very interesting tools such as market analysis, analysis of the topic of interest, also important in decision-making moments. Fully satisfied, I awaited the various appointments with enthusiasm.
I was enrolled as an artisan from 2010 to 2013. Then I interrupted for maternity and resumed work as a freelancer, no longer dedicating myself to pure craftsmanship but to textile design and prototyping, at the same time carrying out unique works where weaving manual was a combination of research. I followed this course because I was curious and interested in the new languages that are the “frame” of craftsmanship, but not only that, I understood that the issues addressed are a very important support for current craftsmanship. From the definition of the business, to the strategies to be implemented, to the feeling of not being alone.
FIVE THINGS YOU’LL BRING WITH YOU FROM THE EXPERIENCE: