2018 is behind us … it’s time to take stock, but also to project dreams, hopes and good resolutions on the blank page 2019.
In 2018, Lucette, our ethical caravan, went on her first tour through French-speaking Switzerland. The customers loved her retro look and her ingenious “foldable” design, thus making it possible to introduce tem pimenta to a wider geographical area. Many thanks to Karina for her energy and ideas which made this improbable and exciting adventure possible. We are looking forward to resume our life at the “fairground” in the spring of 2019!
In April 2018, the ONE collection of tem pimenta was introduced during the Fashion Revolution Sierre. We presented a new concept of “slow fashion” with a collection that will last and evolve in the years to come.
This collection is the result of a new collaboration with a French-Indian company based in Ahmedabad, which offers natural dyes, organic cottons and artisan weavings. I am very proud of the clothes that have been created thanks to this partnership. Unfortunately, the exchanges with this company were difficult. The many delays and other hiccups resulted in additional workload and constant pressure.
I therefore decided to turn to a more local production in 2019, mainly Swiss and European. My objective is to enhance the resources around me and reduce tem pimenta’s carbon footprint. This year, I would like to dedicate more time to the creation process in my workshop. I plan to explore new craft techniques and find ways to value existing resources through tissue recycling. The goal is to give a second life to these materials after a careful selection, without sacrificing quality, durability nor aesthetics.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the persons involved in the project tem pimenta. Thank you for your support, your energy and your ideas!
My thanks also go to all my customers for your trust, your constructive comments and your support.
On this occasion, a small competition is organized. Participation it simple: just complete this sentence: “For me tem pimenta means …” and send your answer to email@example.com before January 31, 2019.
A draw will follow and the winners will get tem pimenta surprise prizes!