Nature’s Bounties

Amazing Week

Visiting LivingUnderOneSun Amazing explosion of colours tastes beautiful plants fruit vegetable and kindness

Planning Digital Radio Media Creative Hotdesking for Communities and Individuals to speak up, share and innovate in the Heart of Tottenham social change Creative HUB

Meeting the neighbours at the Engine room Tottenham Hale Village

And more artists nature lovers protectors… soon to come into equation for a stable UrbaNature sharing platform…

Happy Birthday Founder Member creator… Ch…

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Gifts for Designers

 We are slowly dismantling CS4, finding a suitable home for 8 years of resources and knowhow to pass further:

—  create a new kind of mobile studio helping start-up young designers and women gain skill and employment in our community,

— as well as a worldwide network for ethical awareness to protect designer’s intellectual property naturally,

— establish new healthier more sustainable ways to share resources and knowledge across continents.

19-8-17 Ch… cane to pick up a desk for her design work at home. The desk was part of Ikea Award in 2009.

We picked the two sewing machines from the Hub and she will be using one at home until we find a new Design home.

17-8-17 A group of Design students from Hanoi, Vietnam,  came to visit Studio 4 on a sourcing trip from London College for Design and Fashion, they picked up a box of hangers donated by a company to study fiber composition and names.

16-7-18 I visited Freedom Recruit in London to explore new ways to share skills, possibly full time in a reputable company while the Studio Women Enterprise will evolve from home and from a new shared base in the future.

Today An… will visit to do Creative Inventory and number fabric items by category for newly trained ladies to sew and sell.

 

 

Thank You Women

Thank You WOMEN from the WORLD…

we unite our heritage for a greener more creative peaceful world

 shaping the future:

A very good week to share

 

Cher… for starting CS4 2009 and still being part of the loop designing your own brand- 19-8-17–New Designers Companies

Joa.. for igniting into the right direction and linking…18-8-17– New Tottenham

Ley… for innovation new ventures and creative homes for women 14-8-17 — New Green Hale

Jul…for inspiring and driving women on creative platforms 15-8-17 — New Stitch Adventure

Pen… for linking at levels where it is most needed 14-8-17 — New Health Vistas

Han.. for visiting with group of 7 women from Vietnam and discovering the studio… 17-8-17 –New World Goodness

Ang.. for conducting operations and helping all these years …18-8-17 — New Mums Enterprising

Sar.. for expanding into the fashion world,, 16-8-17 — New Connections with the business world

Abb… for opening story into writing.. 16-8-17 — New understanding of Designer’s rights

Vai… for connecting with end-user feedback- 15-8-17 — Restyling the bulk fahsion

Aug… for day  1 invitation and friendship… 18-8-17 — Mums from Ghana

 

 

WOMEN at WORK – CS4

CS4 Creative Studio since 2009:

Women start their own green fashion industry

to work and enjoy the fruit of their work

female creative innovative enterprise

From Proto to Production…

Founding members are gathering today to pursue their dream to choose one design to bring to production.

 From choosing fabric… to bringing to life…

Gifts from the Sky

   

Safe to Create Safe to Heal

Create To Be Safe …in the streets… at work…by saving.. offcuts, youths, empty spaces..

Create To Heal with a mission to keep environment and planet healthy…Pick a Leaf Not a Fight…

to explore ways to act from the city for people and nature … with limited means…

TO CREATE HEALS THE HIDDEN PARTS WITHIN forever

3RDgeneration impact Plastic bottles saved from landfill turn fleece, turn jacket http://www.echoicjacket.com, turn Plastic Heart @circulaid for home protection or beauty pads to last forever… saving cotton being binned daily…

Looking for natural fibres requiring less water to grow, closed loop water production systems… innovative dyeing systems…  local factories to reshore sportswear in Tottenham…

Let Peace Jacket Echoic tell its unique story, one of the many created on the way to safety…

The Echoic Jacket is a Peace Jacket from its natural and recycled materials linked together like the countries they come from UK Natural Wool and Traditional Waxed Cotton, USA Plastic Fleece, Japan Recycled Zip, France Reflective Tapes

Peace To Create Safely  Safe to Protect Ourselves and Mother Nature, Healing where harm was done,

Piecing together back to Peace…  SAFELY

Pictures compliments of EhticalRebels via SpringPR for Polartec

for SueMeLondon: THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US CREATIVELY SAFE FROM 2013 TO 2016

 

How Ethically Protected

are Designers?

In continuation of previous blog question,

What is the nature of designers boundaries within their profession? Hours, IP, emotional ?

How do we understand the lives of creative textile artists trained in prestigious establishments,

reaching stardom in top fashion houses, or those of innovators unprotected?

How do we explain to aspiring students why their idol was to reach such desperation and isolation?

The whole chain of the fashion industry is at stake if we wish a more ethical society: starting with ethical regulating of the origination process, protection, delivery and practice of textile innovations via more ethical established regulations at the root and all the way to the end of the chain.

It takes one person all the hours to design pattern cut and stitch an innovation from A to Z, sometimes 5 times to create the perfect prototype under one roof, in order to be able to share what it is to be “without protection” and “crushed” at the root of a big industry, and bring to life the fact that GREEN starts from the ROOT up…

Once the new innovative prototype is ready… it has to survive spending years and thousands of pounds on patent protection in just one country… and when finally out there, visible to all, remember the Chanel chain handle???

So what are the new Ethical choices? Can we improve from the ROOT? Individually, nationally, globally?

 

 

HOW2MAKE NewBestFriends

Here is our special recipe to make long lasting friends… We look after Adidas and Nike customers in a unique special way…

HOW:

 4-4-17 late night New Nike track bottom slimming leg and hem shortening: £7

Adidas and Nike items come as our number one retouch remodel repair .. they are worn more and take more wear and tear, are loved, mean to last, and found a niche studio to extend their lifecycle at CS4 BWF Frontline …with second and third lives front zips, pocket zips, tears, or surgery on brand new styles to satisfy individual taste…

not quite the 3D all in one design Japanese knitting machine tested in Berlin and Boston… yet 3D real life skills in action for best style effects where our clothes become our best friends and  help make new best friends: when we meet at CS4…creative magic happens we become all friends…

This is what happens on a daily basis… On the Line, at CS4…

 6-4-17 Lining got torn and stitched to stop feathers come out

 6-4-17 This oldtimer surface bonding was pealing off at pocket corners, underarm and back of neck where label had been stitched, it was a question of saying goodbye or practising magic… magic saved the day…

 5-4-17 Preparing to go to the Island the trousers had to be turned into shorts.   31-3-17: This zip was changed a first time

and a second time : visit Trim shop in Walthamstow for zips

 Change of pocket zip, in order to respect the original zip design statement, we place new zip under…

We wish to be An example of Urban model of Peace and Creative many lives Designs to help others in deprived challenging environments in a green people/eco friendly innovative way…

Looking for an “outside” positive value system to acknowledge us as positive contributors to society progress

… new friends to keep new clothes to last…

CS4 was set up in May 2009 as a local North London design pattern cutting sewing sustainable training studio for young women, yet soon became a surprise with the apparition of the Nike and Adidas customers…

In addition to donating fabrics and delivering free training workshops… our main streak is innovation with a twist (green and freedom of movement are our speciality over the years since 1991…), some occasional custom made for individuals and bespoke R&D (Design, sourcing, PR, social media, branding, prototyping, reshoring) concept green sports jackets and separates.

We can share a database of donated textiles, our own patterns and delivered programmes.

Completely cut off from the outside for socio-economic-political reasons and quietly brave the stigma since 2009 … unknown to most outsiders.. the friendly locals benefit quite a harsh reputation … could do with some tender love and care

: we nourish on a really limited budget and live in the uncertainty we might lose the building to developers, who like most fail to see the progress and love at work On The Line.

multicultural friendly talented… Just that…  love the best in life… Adidas and Nike… it seems…(:-)  reading a lot of the coaches powerful mantras on twitter: just experimenting with new found confidence…)

 

 

6th HIDDEN Factor: the Designer’s Health: Good Fashion?

 

 The industry is shaking up, shaping up… for the good…

Still on the ground it is a constant desert of isolation and loss of control and creative identity…

Every day Idea and Design Originators work long hours in the dark without recognition, time frame, or remuneration:

HIDDEN: the many designers whose innovative ideas and work often fuel bigger agendas under the wide “Inspiration” cover which conveniently help mix identity of users and givers…

Good Fashion? so how can we make that important side of the Design Industry NEW, fair, good and greener?

Healing: How can we stop losing Individuals behind Agendas?

Call for CHANGE: With Patents regulation slowing down the process of exposing and reaping from early prototypes?

Natural Rights: How can we restore Designer’s Health and bring Hopes to gain Natural rights and recognition, Time limits, and peace of Mind that origination is intrinsic to the creative equation:

BIG PROGRESS NEED TAKING PLACE THERE… 

Here are the 5 points views collected recently, a very precious outline of improving conditions…

Our notes, written 31-3-17, from Article by Gunther Schnatmann

  1. Ecological footprint
  2. Recycled materials
  3. Eco producer: Outdoor trend
  4. Mail order business: Eco sportswear
  5. Sustainability reports: Rethinking PR

http://www.ispo.com/en/markets/id_79704172/sports-jobs-for-visionarys-climbing-the-ecological-job-ladder.html

Our notes, written 6-4-17, from sportswear international Article by Maria Cristina Pavarini   April 05, 2017

five “good” guidelines: from Fashion for Good

  1. good materials (safe, healthy and designed for reuse and recycling),
  2. good economy (growing, circular, shared and beneficial to everyone),
  3. good energy (renewable and clean),
  4. good water (clean and available-to-all), and
  5. good lives (involving workers whose living and working conditions are fair, safe and dignified).

http://www.sportswear-international.com/news/stories/Green-fashion-Fashion-For-Good-finds-home-in-Amsterdam-13212

 

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