Silk is an organic fiber produced by the silk worm, though its production process is rather grim. By boiling cocoons, workers remove silk coils and discard the cocoons along with the worms that had been hard at work spinning silk inside. Ahisma, or ‘peace silk’ allows silk worms to spin harmoniously without interfering with their quality of life. This headpiece is made from recycled vintage silk and is (minus its adjustable elastic back) biodegradable.
Artisan work inspired Luizas&Co to adopt traditional Portuguese techniques and translate them into avant-garde pieces. Female founded and established in 2017 by Suzana Magalhães, the Luizas&Co brand collaborates with local artists to adorn their collections in embroidery, weaving and beading. Supporting female artists, Luizas&Co is produced wholly in Portugal and invests in the training of the next generation of young women to preserve ancient techniques. The brand issues limited edition, conscious and handmade qualities that are high in demand in a post-Covid era.