Une Autre Mode Est Possible

(UAMEP)

Federates independent Textile actors and designers who, confronted with the changes in industry and the acceleration of lifestyles and consumption, have decided to create a label (non profit organization under Law 1901) to embody an alternative path : that of independent creation as economic, social, environmental and an artistic language.

Carries out an agile, nomad project based on respect, reciprocity and interculturality.

Works on the basis of the pooling of expertise, experiences and networks to include a whole chain of actors and values up to co-creation.

Incarnates the know-how and behaviors from here and elsewhere as a guideline to weave this strong link with all territories and continents.

The aim of the label is to question, explore, open the fields of possibilities to act in a transversal and sustainable way on the textile ecosystem with the SLOWLAB, a laboratory of reflections, research and hybrid experiments.

Broderie Elise

Ecodesign :
Ecodesign is an innovative approach allowing companies to integrate environmental criteria from the product (or good or service) design phase with a view to reducing its impact throughout its life cycle (from the extraction of raw materials to the end of life).(source : ecoconception.oree.org)

Design, n. m. :
Intellectual creative, multidisciplinary and  humanist process, aiming to deal with and give solutions to big or small problems of everyday in matters of economical, social and environmental issues. (source : AFD)

Textile :
Animal, vegetal or mineral material that can be woven (source : CNRTL).

Garment :
Everything that is used to cover the human body for his protection (source : Larousse).

Textile is, by essence, a material resulting of links created between fibers.

Weaving and design give textile a protective function for bodies, things, living places.

But is also becomes a means to communicate cultural, social and communitarian messages,
being the witness of an era, artistic medium, vehicle of protest and claims.