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Welcome the new members of our team :)

Welcome the new members of our team :)

We are starting 2017 with new members of our team at Concalma!  Jorge Lopez Chocarro & Dani Lloveras Marxuach, the designers and developers of shopconcalma.com, will be taking on the direction of the online store.

Dani Lloveras is a visual artists from San Juan, Puerto Rico based in Barcelona and previously in NYC. She did her B.F.A in Fine Arts at Parsons The New School for Design, and her B.A. in Psychology at Eugene Lang The New School University in NYC. With drawing as the starting point, she combines visual mediums and theories of cognitive science to create spaces for cultural production, critical thinking, and collaboration. She co-founded AMO Studios in NYC — a project to reclaim space for artists, by experimenting with curatorial approaches and the notion of a multi-purpose space—  and then moved to Barcelona to further pursue her interest in Psychology. While in Barcelona she completed her Master’s degree in Cognitive Science and Languages at the University of Barcelona but became increasingly interested in graphic design and publication as a different medium to continue executing her ideas. This led to many collaboration with Jorge Lopez Chocarro.

Jorge Lopez Chocarro is a graphic designer from Zaragoza, Spain. He studied Graphic Design at ESDA University in Zaragoza, and continued his studies in Barcelona doing a Masters in Web design & Development at Elisava University.  His interest are focused on user interface design as a way of integrating our physical and technological world, typography, and illustration. With over eight years of experience he has worked both as a freelancer and in various companies in the web & graphic design industry of Barcelona. He is one of the co-founder of 72 studio, a graphic design studio based in Barcelona that took on many interactive design and media projects. After that, he began to work for Friend2friend, a platform for brands & agencies promotion, and then with Visual-Engin, a software and app development company, as a web & app designer. He has also taught some courses of web design and development in Barcelona as part of a social program for the unemployed. 

We are very excited to start working together & collaborate on future projects :)

 

 

 

Upcycled Denim Collection

Upcycled Denim Collection

About “The Upcycled Denim collection”

The fabric of the bags is upcycled denim from THE NEW DENIM PROJECT by Iris Textiles. Iris Textiles is a family owned business that is committed to innovation and to promoting conscious consumption. When confronted with the possibility to produce “upcycled” denim, Iris Textiles took a step forward toward environmental consciousness and THE NEW DENIM PROJECT was born. Eco textiles are a much needed resource for designers looking for environmental responsible alternatives in the supply chain when sourcing for materials for their productions and need to insist in more efficient and less harmful ways to produce.

THE NEW DENIM PROJECT by Iris Textiles – based in Guatemala

Arianne Engelberg – Creative Director

http://www.thenewdenimproject.com

About The New Denim Project

We have challenged ourselves to question our textile culture.

At Iris Textiles we aim to shift to new aesthetics providing an innovative, convenient and eco-friendly option to reduce environmental degradation. By applying environmentally conscious practices, such as “upcycling”, we will free ourselves from the global chain of toxic pollution and waste of our natural resources.

  • 500 million yards of denim fabric are wasted in factories yearly worldwide
  • 8,500 liters of water are used for each pair of jeans and 2,600 liters for each t-shirt produced

This is why we have chosen to emphasize our cotton recycling practices. We are very proud to introduce our newest project – THE NEW DENIM PROJECT – which consists exclusively of “upcycled” denim fabrics. By producing these fabrics, we manage to save raw materials, stop a vast amount of textile leftovers from going to waste, and drastically decrease the use of resources including water, land and chemicals.

 

"Pop up shop" at AMO studios

Concalma —a company that designs and produces a brand that distributes practical, contemporary and high quality goods produced in fair trade practices— will be having a Pop-Up Shop of their iconic bags on July 1-3, 2014. The event will be held from 11am to 6pm at AMO Studios in New York City.This time they will be offering an exclusive edition handbag —which is a collaboration between artist Carolina Caycedo and Concalma— as well as a musical intervention transmitted by Livestream from Puerto Rico by artist Joelito Magueyes