Behind the scenes we have been working for over more then a year to realize the Morocco Project. This The Boundless Edit initiative has realized an incredible creative collaboration that allowes to showcase the talented artisan women working hard to support their families and community.
The final result we be a photo essay about the artisans. A summary of the creative process of their work and their everyday lives. Also there will be produced several movies including interviews with all the involved founders and designers. But actually the best result of this project was already visible in Morocco. We’ve had so many incredibly beautiful moments together where we shared music from both cultures, danced together. But most of all we share special moments that we would not have been able to create without each other.
The Morocco Project was and still is a big challenge. Traveling with a group that does not know each other, to a country and culture that is unknown to many. With different circumstances and a foreign language that most of us do not speak. With the goals to realize two large, ambitious projects on site; composing a photo essay & different films and a new design project.
Every Fair Fabrics’ trip is another great adventure, it changes your perspective time after time. But every roadtrip throught a beautiful country is also different. You get to know their inhabitants better, but also their language and culture. Apart from the fact that I know the way in the Atlas mountains by heart by now, the presence of so many like-minded people from the The Boundless Edit team was a perfect added value. Who would have thought that I would dance with the Berber artisans, who would have thought that everyone could make such special friendships? Without having a common language, where age and origin do not play any role.
“This is where we share some special and intimate moments. There is a familiarity that seems impossible, and yet it’s there, despite distance or culture.” [Bec] “This was honestly one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The people I met, the friendships I made, the memories I have will last me a lifetime. “ [Brenna]
It will be difficult to translate the hospitality and warmth that we have received into a book. The most difficult job is probably to choose from all the footage the most beautiful ones that will be published in the final book. The photo book with a nice reflection of the beautiful products that the artisans make and where the Design Project together with the women will be covered. But above all, the book will show the story behind the scenes. With the publication of this photo essay, Fair Fabrics’ mission will be clearly portrayed; stimulating the entrepreneurship of these artisans and keeping the crafts alive. Not only the end result is the actual and beautiful interior product what is created by the local craftsmanship of artisans. But most of all but the story you get with the product as a gift.
The special coffee table book will eventually be available in various bookstores in the Netherlands and Australia.
The Design Project is also made possible by The Boundless Edit. Through this project Fair Fabrics could start a collaboration with the Dutch designer Willemiek van Kuijlenborg. Together with the incredible talented Fair Fabrics artisans from the various cooperatives in the Atlas Mountains we could actually working and designing together from the start.
This collaboration is an incredible experience both for the artisans as well as Fair Fabrics .
The Boundless Edit is a profit-for-purpose organization based in Sydney, Australia. They create charitable projects to support women in developing communities around the world.