Ontwerp: Joëlle Linden, Design Academy Eindhoven
The design is inspired by the kepenek: the traditional Turkish shepherd’s outfit. It is a reinterpretation that combines the spirit of a country, their craft and especially their relationship to nature, with a modern cut and sustainable material choices. The employment of organic wool treated with traditional felting and dyeing techniques, are choices that assure a respectful relationship to nature. Also, it revives and reinvigorates traditional and forgotten knowledge by putting them in a new context.
Special thanks to the woolspinning company Mefil, who supported the making of this design.