From a little basement studio in Wedding, slow fashion designer and Still Garments founder Elke Fiebig conducts natural dye workshops for plant-curious people. She invites participants to reconnect with the environment by exploring the intricacies of indigo, experimenting with bundle dyes and expanding their knowledge of local flora. As a designer, Elke is committed to zero waste pattern cutting. She also takes great care in the sourcing of her materials including everything from organic threads to homegrown flowers. The philosophies and practices that run through each of her collections are highlighted throughout her website; a myriad of blossoms and delicate textiles come together on her earthy Instagram feed. At her core, Elke seeks to contribute to the world of material culture by bringing it away from materialism and more towards culture. In my eyes, Still Garments is the embodiment of conscious craftsmanship — head to one of her workshops and see for yourself. (Text: Maia Frazier / Photos: Daniel Eceolaza & Elke Fiebig)
Maia Frazier is a Berlin-based writer out to tell the stories of exciting people and places. She heads the Editorial Team at Juniqe and recently started the sustainability-focused online magazine Back to the Roots – Bttr Stories.