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Anudando was able to take part in “El Abierto Mexicano de Diseño,” not precisely Design week, but a more eclectic design event that takes part in down town Mexico City. We were invited to take part in one of the MANY registered exhibitions and design venues, Hacedores CDMX.

Hacedores CDMX was organized by Laboratorio Para La Ciudad, this event was considered the very first Makers fair ever made in Mexico City. The array of makers was very broad, there were from craftsmen to designers, from musicians to hackers, from architects to all sorts. Due to the wide variety of backgrounds and expertise, the exhibition offered a very interesting range of innovative projects dealing with new technologies, social innovation, material reuse, energy saving, community development, sustainability, etc.

For Anudando what was particularly interesting, was that for the first time we had our Renacimiento Collection out there, available to the general public in México. We not only offered to see and experience the material, we also took one of our spinning wheels and our plastic bag container so that people from the general public were able to help us reuse plastic bags as well as to learn how to turn a plastic bag into yarn.

Vicky, one of our experts in spinning, was the one in charge of teaching how to use the spinning wheel. Although there were a lot of high tech products available, the spinning wheel proved to be one of the most interesting attractions of the event. For many people it was hard to believe that such a simple tool could turn an awful and useless plastic bag into a delicate and beautiful yarn.

Another interesting find was that at first sight no one could tell the textiles were made from plastic bags, they could not believe their eyes once they were told the whole story. A few people from the exhibition even signed up to start collecting bags in their community and schools.