The ABURY Design Experience 2017

Posted on 07 April 2017

Now in it’s third edition, ABURY and Dr Hauschka are presenting a unique opportunity for new and emerging designers to participate in the Abury Design Experience.

The Berlin-based accessories company have long changed the game of handmade manufacturing, committing to working with communities and sticking by their three main focusses; style, quality and morals, amongst setting up the ABURY Foundation. As you can tell ABURY are extremely pioneering in their field which is why they are one of The Pommier’s favourites; their signature style echoes through their collections, from their leather shopper bags to embroidered clutchbags

Supported in 2017 by AEG, Arts Thread, the Ethical Fashion Forum and the Aspen Institute Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, ABURY hasn’t been a stranger to collaborating, with companies such as Harper’s Bazaar supporting them in the past. There are numerous prizes including trips across the world and PR care packages. 


How can you make sure you stand out as a winner? There are many paths you can take but it boils down to a few simple parameters. Winners need to have their own, individual voice which encompasses sustainability and gives them the ability to utilise craftsmanship - after all, unique approaches are what drive the fashion industry forward.

The winning designer will spend two months with the artisan community “Sabahar“  from the capital Addis Abbeba. ABURY hope that this opportunity will highlight the urge to promote more artisanal approaches in the world’s fashion industry and factor in the need for local production over mass-manufacturing. Sabahar creates exquisite handmade accessories and linens for the home using locally sourced silk and cotton. All products are entirely handmade - from the spinning of the thread to the weaving of the fabric.

- Minimum age: 21 years old
- Maximum 5 years after graduation
- Any nationalities are welcomed
Applications are open until the 5th of May. 

Follow this link for more information and good luck!


Photography: Suzana Holtgrave Model: Monika Hirzin


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