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Industry of All Nations Autumn/Winter 2016

These shoes are known to have brought the utmost comfort o generations of grandfathers. Today, with a retouched design, be carry on this tradition in cabrales—a natural rubber sole shoe made in Mexico City.

Industry of all Nations works with a cooperative of artisans in boliviathat focuses on the creation of products with Bolivian fibers. Alpaca is a hypo-allergenic wool native to the highlands of Bolivia and Peru. It comes in various natural colors ranging from soft greys and browns, beiges and whites. Being a hollow core fiber, alpaca acts as an effective thermal insulator, while allowing the body to breathe beneath the garment.

In collaboration with a community of innovators who have been perfecting this millenary technique, industry of all nations presents the world’s first collection of all-naturally dyed, hand-loomed, selvage jeans from 100 pct organic denim. The dye house located in south east India, employs a natural process that eliminates the use of petrochemicals and offers zero contamination.

Since 1907, this factory—located in a small town in Uraguay—has been producing these Espadrilles, using the same materials and techniques achieving an all biodegradable shoe. For generations, citizens of this agricultural town have been locally employed without the need to move to big cities in search of jobs.

Faja Pampa belts symbolically represent a serpent that encircles the waist of the wearer. Using a Strip-Snake according to the Mapuche culture mimics the individualization of the Universal Being. The Strip us likened to the Double-Headed Serpent, a symbol indigenous groups deemed sacred, thus, invested with magical powers and considered a garment that protects.

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