it’s been a year. i mean… a month. and. what. a. month. it. was.
this past month, life has been all over the place, back home in israel and inside my heart and soul. BUT it’s time to get a grip and get back to my design break.
when i first stumbled upon dana cohen’s magical pillows, i think it was on saga’s addictive website, it felt like her creations were familiar. only when i dug deep, i realized that it reminded me of one of my all time favorite textile posts by maya dekel and her field rugs, back in 2010.
anyways, back to dana cohen and her city growth collection. the collection was first debuted back in 2018 but lately dana expanded it to home textiles. be it covid-19, who made us all stay put and explore every inch in our homes, or be it being a fashion designer who needs to venture out of her comfort zone. and yeah, dana is an award winning fashion designer, who graduated from shenkar collage back in 2015. in her graduate collection, worn again, she introduced an innovative environment-friendly approach to textile manufacturing. dana developed a method in which discarded knits are shredded into fibers that are then felted into new recycled textiles. this ecological revelation came to be after realizing the scale of unused textiles in her studio during her studies. she decided she wanted to challenge the perception of recycled products as unattractive. dana understood through the process that she touched people’s past with their past garments and at the same time she turned it into someone’s future.
back to dana’s city growth. the collection was inspired by global urban development and the diminution of agriculture by city growth, something she had seen first-hand as the daughter of a farmer.
dana’s latest venture, her city growth’s pillows make me feel like i’m staring at blossoming fields that turn me into a calm and dreamy mush. even the names that dana chose for each and every pillow makes me believe that we are both on the same page. and yeah, i’m team blossom all the way. 100% recycled textile made of textile waste never looked so blooming and beautiful!
Thank you See you soon