One day I discovered my hands. Life dealt me a life and death situation that halted my steps forward for a while. I would spend several years sitting around in a body that needed rest and with a mind that was in overdrive. I desperately needed occupation but had real physical limitations. It was then that I started to knit. I realized the power of the tools I had dangling right there on the end of my two arms! My hands. It was a wonderful feeling to think of something and then do everything I could to knit it to life. I could dream again. I could think without fear. And I had my future back. My hands gave me that. Loop comes from this backdrop. Loop is a line item in Brand Daato: fashion and home accessories made by hand. Loop is a magnificent piece. Loop is a most complex product execution. And Loop was made 100% by hand. In a world of escalating global automation employment opportunities shrink and change, particularly affected are Rural and Regional areas around the globe. Loop was designed and made in Rural Australia, where all Daato brand is now manufactured. Loop has proudly created paid work for Rural hands in Australia. 'You are never down on luck if you have a good pair of hands'.
Designer: Miranda Pereira
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Loop is a multifunctional wrap for your wardrobe or for use in your home.
Loop is 240cm x 180cm
The surface and structure of the Loop textile is 100% created by hand, using a hand knit technique that dates back many centuries.
Loop textile is 93 individually hand made panels pieced together to make the whole.
Loop uses 100% premium Australian Alpaca fleece.
Alpaca is low allergen and ensures both warmth and breathability.
The Loop textile has drape and form flexibility whilst its 93 panels ensure it is tensile and a strong performer.
Most importantly Loop is made of natural, renewable and biodegradeable fibres.
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SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Daato, Loop, Alpaca, Hand Knit, Australian Fashion, Multifunctional Wrap, Biodegradable Fibre,
TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Designer Miranda Pereira, Creative Director Renato Gallina, Brand Director Melissa Liu and Model Nadine Baumert
Image #1: Photographer Patrick Rodriguez, Loop, 2014.
Image #2: Photographer Patrick Rodriguez, Loop, 2014.
Image #3: Photographer Patrick Rodriguez, Loop, 2014.