Embroidered pineapple clutch bag inspired by arabesque art, designed at the request of the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition Fashioned from Nature.
MATERIAL AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
- 100 % Piñatex: Non-woven natural vegan leather alternative made from the by-product of the pineapple harvest, gathered by socially responsible farming cooperatives in the Philippines. Innovative and sustainable, no extra land, water, fertiliser or pesticides are required to produce the raw material.
- Lining and label: 100 % GOTS certified organic cotton
- Eco friendly print for QR code and label
- Handmade in Berlin
Height: 14 cm
Width: 26 cm
To keep your Piñatex® bag in top condition, it is recommended to wax it regularly by using a natural wax. After application, leave the product in a warm place for 24 hours and rub gently with a soft cloth.
Do not: bleach, dry clean, iron, tumble dry.
Hand wash only.
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Mayya Saliba x V&A Fashioned from Nature
DESIGN & FILM: Mayya Saliba
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Roland Kunos
MODEL: Sayo Shiba
ASSISTANT: Jessica Brandelet
SONG: Topo – Ba Ba Go, Go
Launched on the 21st of April 2018, Fashioned from Nature is the first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. It presents fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes. Tracing 400 years, the exhibition explores the true cost of fashion and showcases pioneer designers and innovators harnessing fashion’s creativity to make a vibrant but more responsible system that respects, protects and celebrates the natural world. Also on display are a Ferragamo piece made from ‘Orange Fiber’ derived from waste from the Italian citrus industry, Calvin Klein's monochrome Met Gala look for Emma Watson, made from recycled plastic bottles; designs made of synthetic spider silk from Bolt Threads x Stella McCartney, and a 1997 Jean Paul Gaultier leopard print gown.
TEXTILE PRINT DESIGN
- April 2016 -
“Beyrouth” is a personal reflection on what it means to be Lebanese today, a result of a rich history and combination of different cultures, forming a unique rich, yet conflicting identity. The print's aesthetics are inspired by authentic vintage tiles designed under the French occupation combined with traditional Lebanese shapes under the Turkish occupation.
Officially presided by the Federal Environment Minister Dr. Barbara Hendricks, the German Federal Ecodesign Award granted by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in cooperation with the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), recognises and honours pioneers in the field of ecological design
Sustainability and other stories examines how circular economy could be a solution for the paradox between fast fashion and sustainability by being induced, opening the way to democratic sustainability. The study discusses the political role of design and explores the link between consumption, human behaviour and social pressure in the context of a globalized capitalistic world. With the support of 4 companies, Mayya developed a capsule collection tackling different levels of circular economy with an ambition to move towards a complete Cradle-to-Cradle optic, that can be implemented into high street. The collection was designed for circularity using different techniques: Zero waste, Compostable (bio-cycle, techno-cycle), Mono-material, Easy to disassemble with Cradle-to-Cradle, GOTS certified materials; Pineapple fibre (substitute to leather), peace silk, water based print. Radical change can happen with drastic measures and brutal revolution. What this project is proposing is a Trojan horse: a change that can lead to completely radical transformation, with the use of „Soft Power“ (Joseph Nye) and experimentation.
MATERIALS AND TREATMENT SOLUTIONS
- GOTS certified
- Pineapple fibre "leather"
- Peace-silk, cruelty-free
Film: Sustainability and other stories
DESIGN & FILM: Mayya Saliba
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Kaspar Köpke
MAKE UP: Angélique Waltenberg
MODELS: Sayo Shiba, Sarah Seini, Amélie Zweyer
SONG: Stereo Total – Baby revolution
Photography: Roland Kunos - Models: Sayo Shiba, Sarah Seini, Clara Schubert
Design & Sustainability, an independent consultancy, aims to contribute to a sustainable future by shaping healthy practices. D/S identifies opportunities, facilitates positive collaborations and translates ideas into hands-on solutions.
The holistic approach offers design thinking workshops, sustainable consultancy, and creative design, with the objective to raise critical questions about the fashion industry today and the structures in place. It offers the possibility to develop a mapped plan for start-ups, to implement new alternatives in established businesses, or to influence the minds of future generations.
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CREATIVE DESIGN & SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES
Circular Business Model, Business Development, Project Management, Textiles and Materials, Product Development, Sustainable Production, Certifications, Public Relations and Comm, Creative Design, Art Direction
The experimentation with different mediums to convey a message: film-creation, from concept, direction, to post-production.
Mayya Saliba x V&A Fashioned from Nature
- Apr. 2018 -
The concept revolves around the relationship between nature, sustainability and the fastpaced urban setting of our everyday lives. It aims to introduce a drastic sustainable alternative in a light way, while challenging how current fashion markets itself.
The fashion clip was entirely shot with a phone, while the fashion shoot was taken place, challenging what is possible to create with little. Conflicts and insecurity create a situation for creativity to rise. "Beyrouth" reflects on the situation in the Middle East and the great underrated potential in Lebanon, caught up between a sense of pride and nostalgia of what it could have been.
* Selected for Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2017, BFFF curates a selection of "state-of-the-art filmmaking" and thus provides a focused view of the most exciting works and artists in the seemingly endless amount of content on the net.
* Selected for Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK and BAFTA Qualifying Film Festival. Speakers included Editor Celia Haining (Misfits, Peaky Blinders, Nightshift and feature films Desert Dancer and Slumdog Millionaire) and Film Critic Simran Hans (The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Little White Lies), UK, Nov. 2016.
The film revists iconic moments in times of change and a search for a new equilibrium. It portrays examples relating to mass market with Andy Warhol eating a Burger King Whopper, or referring to Emma Goldman's famous quote "If I can't dance, I dont want your revolution" with Anna Pavlova "The dying swan". The neon light was an additional element representing the location chosen, the area where the industrialisation of electricity started.
Participating-in or organising workshops, events, and presentations to share the knowledge and experience is an effective form to contribute to sustainable development. A transparency of information, and an engagement in a discussion across industries can only result in successful collaborations, paving the way for global change.
OSCEdays in vibrant Berlin to create an innovative sustainable future, Jun. 2016
Alongside forward thinking professionals, Mayya was an organiser of the Circular Textile Challenges 2016, part of the OSCEdays Berlin.
Open Source Circular Economy days is a dynamic event, that took place from the 9th to 13th of June 2016 parallel in 50+ cities around the globe, to explore how open source methodology of knowledge sharing and collaboration can accelerate a shift towards a Circular Economy.
During the Circular Textile Challenges inter-disciplinary specialists, enthusiasts and innovators work together in moderated Design Thinking workshops supported by expert hosts to exchange ideas and prototype systems, products and designs for an Open Source Circular Economy.
The topics revolved around:
The Post-Couture Collective / Fri 10:
How can we support design and material innovations to further develop a circular textile system?
PCC1. Which interactive co-design and knowledge sharing formats enable to collaboratively further develop and spread circular design & material innovations in 2020?
PCC2. Which circular design strategies and material innovations will become key elements of the circular textile system of 2020?
Future Retail Models and Customer Communication
Filippa K / Fri 10 - Sat 11:
How can brands inspire circular consumption?
F1. What will be the new physical store experiences that encourage circular behavior?
F2. How can second hand be developed further to compete with traditional retail?
F3. What does a wardrobe look like in 2020 when optimized to circular behavior?
Recovery & Recycling
Circle Economy / Sat 11:
How can we effectively recover pre and post consumer textiles for recycling and reuse?
C1. What will be the most beneficial and effortless logistic systems that will optimize the recovery of textiles in 2020?
C2. Which customer convenient textile collecting systems will optimize widespread recovery by 2020, while also providing benefits to business?
In addition to the Circular Textile Challenges, a permanent exhibition space was set up, to discover new techniques and innovations related to circularity, to engage and get inspired by the general OSCEdays program of panel discussions, presentations and interdisciplinary challenges; midst enjoying networking and social areas.
re:publica 2016 - How to close the loop: a discussion about the circular fashion industry
“Circular fashion” is based on the principles of a circular economy and involves the entire life-cycle of it’s products, from design and sourcing, to production, transportation and storage, marketing and sales, the user phase: including reuse, repair and redesign, and finally to material recycling or disposal. Circular fashion is an innovative vision that rethinks every part of the fashion industry and it's production chain. But will it really mean the end of the hyper-consumerist fast-fashion model, or will it be merely a green product improvement by the industry to keep up with the changing demands of their consumers?
In this discussion, we are investigating the possibilities to make the fashion industry circular. We explore different innovative materials, how textiles are grown in biolabs, how to design a circular fashion collection that is ready for high street, and discuss how and if "circular" is going to change the fashion industry for good.
With the vision of normalising sustainability, the discussion revolved around the value of open source knowledge and circular economy for radical change. It raised the question of copyrights, the ethical standpoint of inducing sustainability and the challenges to a return system.
Moderators: Lars Zimmermann, Mayya Saliba
Pre-work talk on circular economy, technology and design strategies, May. 2016
"Heard of the circular economy? Basically, right now our global society isn’t sustainable, so the aim is to create a future where products are designed for multiple cycles of use, and different material and manufacturing processes are aligned. How? Apart from designers coming up with cleverly amazingly solutions, the key is to go open source!
At our next Berlin Pre-Work Talk, we’ll be discussing how globally and locally, designers, innovators, makers, economists and more are together tackling society’s challenges by prototyping open source solutions that will power the circular economy.
Find out where the future’s at with talks from Lars Zimmermann from the Open It Agency; Simon Lee, Agora and CRCLR; and sustainable fashion designer Mayya Saliba.
We’re very excited to hear from these great speakers about how digital transformation, design and open source can drive our sustainable future – we also look forward to hearing your thoughts!"
IXDS, May 2016.
Talking about circular economy and fast fashion for Galileo TV, Feb. 2016
"Tell him something that will tie him up with fear, something that will stir up a mild rage, that will call out an affectionate or love response, or strike at a deep psychological or habit need." (J.B. Watson)
The hypothesis that behavioral reactions and conditioning prevail predisposition alongside the intentional use of science to the service of advertising; formed, undoubtedly, a foundation to the creation of mass marketing.
Whether we like it or not, human beings are social beings, above all. Translating this notion into the exercise of social pressure on a mass could serve the long-term ethical development. If situational prevails predisposition, it means not only sustainability needs to situate itself in the central spot of current economy, but to do so it needs to prepare a “fertilized soil”, look into ways of placing consumers in a situational position.
Mayya Saliba x Cocccon at the Greenshowroom, Jan. 2016
Playing with zero-waste technique and peace silk to showcase beautiful GOTS materials at Berlin Fashion Week A/W 2016.
"Capitalism and sustainability: A mass seduction" published in Amsterdam Fashion Academy White Paper, Nov. 2015
Following the presentation Mayya gave at the two days Sustainability Symposium, her critical study "Capitalism and sustainability: A mass seduction" was published in Amsterdam Fashion Academy White Paper.
"Capitalism and sustainability: A mass seduction" examines how social pressure can influence everyday life in the context of a globalized and capitalistic world, in an attempt to find solutions to fashion and sustainability paradox, opening the way to democratic sustainability. The study discusses the political role of design and explores the link between consumption, human behaviour and social pressure. It draws upon the writings of H. Lefebvre, T. Fry, M. Lindstrom and is inspired by many more; with reference to social psychological experiments lead by P. Zimbardo, H. Arendt, S. Milgram, C. Sheridan and R. King and the artist Marina Abramovic; alongside numerous modern examples of influence in a social, political, economical context by examining past situations and experiences.
Textile prints / graphics
Visual communication: a powerful political and societal tool that goes beyond aesthetics.
Mayya Saliba x V&A - embroidery artwork inspired by arabesque
- 2018 -
"Beyrouth" Lebanese inspired Textile Block Print
- 2016 -
- 2015 -
"Sustainability and other stories" - water-based Screen Printing
- 2015 -
Hessnatur Zero-Waste outfit - digital print
- 2014 -
"Capitalism and Sustainability: A Mass Seduction" - book layout
- 2015 -
Arabic calligraphy poster
- 2013 -
- 2012 -
A technical exploration outlined by paintings, sketches and illustrations.
- 2001 -
Alfred - Black Ink
- 2009 -
- 2014 -
Chain & Black Ink
- 2005 -
- 2011 -
mood / photographs
"Comme si les chemins familiers tracés dans les ciels d'étés pouvaient mener aussi bien aux prisons qu'aux sommeils innocents."