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The Whakapapa of our Cotton (Part 3/7) Spinning the threads

The Whakapapa of our Cotton (Part 3/7) Spinning the threads
From a ball of cotton, not dissimilar to what you may have under your bathroom sink, to a finer and finer thread, our cotton is processed into threads after it leaves the Gin. One of the worlds most ancient skills and technologies transformed into a highly refined, industrial process that enables the production of the fabrics we clothe our bodies with each day. Continue reading

The whakapapa of our cotton: From Field to Fibre. Chapter 4

The whakapapa of our cotton: From Field to Fibre. Chapter 4

From the Fields, we followed the cotton to the next stage of the process. Cotton Ginning is the process of separating the cotton fibers from the cotton seeds that they protect.
The 'Gin' is a massive complex where the the freshly picked cotton is taken by the sack for processing. As we approached the Gin, trucks and ox carts lined the road. Bulging and overflowing with cotton. 

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Whakapapa and Cotton. Where the threads intertwine.

Whakapapa and Cotton. Where the threads intertwine.
We talk about whakapapa often as it relates to us as people, but all things have whakapapa.
This is cotton, ready to harvest. Like us, it too is defined by the whenua on which it stands, by which it is nourished. It is intertwined in the lives and whānau of the community who sow, grow, harvest and depend on it for their whanau's livelihood. Continue reading

Kākano

Kākano
The kākano wrap, derives it's name and inspiration from a seed - the beginning of new life and the unfurling of whakapapa. The certified organic cotton they're made from is beautifully soft and grown from seed without harmful chemicals by farmers who practice slow, sustainable farming practices. Perfect for Pēpi and good for Te ao. www.ahocreative.com #ahope pi #ahocreative #kaitiakitanga #whakapapa #maoridesign #kowhaiwhai #babywrap #nzdesign #sustainabledesign #organiccotton #muslinwrap Continue reading