Infusing traditional handweaving with contemporary designs View(s):Ethical. These are three words, 27 year old Umanga De Alwis Kulasekara uses to describe her brand ‘UDAK’ that’s creating a buzz. “For my final year I wanted to take hand-weaving into the contemporary world and show them, hand-weaving can be taken to the contemporary world of fashion.”Focusing on the people who help create her pieces of clothing, Umanga considers the Ududumbara hand weavers her family. We have stepped into this contemporary world where these primitive designs are given less attention. By using handweaving in her production, she reduces the use of machinery whilst helping the artisans grow economically and socially.
Source: Sunday Times June 08, 2019 19:12 UTC