In my last discussion I talked about high-tech in fashion. Of course there will always be a countermovement of people who like to go back to basics. That’s no difference when it comes to technology on one hand and traditional craftmanship on the other hand.
In this article I want to talk about traditional craftmanship. If there is 3D-printing and garments who can change color or charge cell phone batteries, there will also be clothing made with f.e. a spinning-wheel, a rope-weaver or drenched into a natural paint-bath existing out of beetroot or aquamarine.
After a bit of researching on the internet I discovered the Society of Designer Craftsmen. This society promotes and supports the work of designers who design with traditional methods. Members can include a.o. jewellery, textile, glass, ceramics and furniture and wood designs. G-Star Raw finds craftmanship also important. They work with high quality denim and really try to combine highly advanced methods with traditional craftmanship, when it comes to f.e. dying, bleaching and stonewashing.
What do you think? Will there always be that countermovement? Or will traditional craftmanship quietly vanish?