Facing West is an initiative by Lizzie Kroeze which is started in October 2013 in Amsterdam. As Lizzie is inspired by workwear and traditional techniques how they were made and maintain she came up with the idea to start her own company. With Facing West she makes the most amazing one of a kind indigo items. Most of the time she use the famous Japanese sashiko stiching technique to create, repair or to decorate items. As the sashiko method is always done by hand it’s very time-consuming, but the result is really beautiful! She got her inspiration from garments worn in various cultures, from American miners gear to Japanese farmers’ and fishermen’s wear. Below an impressions of her authentic work.
Nice video about the authentic process of leather tanning. This is the old school way to get the best quality leather!
”Denim is like a white canvas and nothing like that has the ability and flexibility to interpret the new trends, fashion and luxury lifestyle”
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Ornamental Conifer did a nice job on this hand paint biker jacket Dice Magazine X Mooneyes Show in Yokohama, Japan.
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