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The Salut Textil exhibition was inaugurated on 30 May at“Centro de Artesanía de la ComunidadValenciana”. It is an exhibition that aims to enhance the handmade fabrics made with horizontal loom, dyed and printed with organic pigments and natural products.
Salut Textil is the brand that represents a line of handmade fabrics made in a “de contramarcha” loom that gives life to natural dyes and prints to achieve sustainable fashion. EmparAlandete holds workshops and informative conferences to present these ancestral and eco-sustainable techniques.
Below is an example of what you will find in the exhibition that will be open to the public during this month of June and part of July.
The Director General of Commerce and the employees of the Centre for Crafts visiting the exhibition SALUT TEXTIL
Coils dyed with natural dyes. Indigo and cochinea
Carpets and fabrics with botanical and rayon print dyed with natural dyes
During the opening of the exhibition, the organizer and expert weaver EmparAlandete, explained to the participants the reasons that drive her to make known these techniques and crafts of tradition completely unknown today.
“The world of textile craftsmanship, so present in our society for centuries, almost completely disappeared in the last century, to the point that we have forgotten our history. My handcrafted fabrics dyed with natural fibres are made with the use of a horizontal loom“.
Empar is very sensitive in this respect, because the Valencian office in Velluter has already disappeared and the silk industry, which has been a feature of its region for centuries, has also disappeared, even from memory.