The first few days in Mexico have been amazing. I have teamed up with Raquel Sereno Rivas, who initiated this collaboration and together we've been exploring opportunities for working with Precious Waste in Mexico. So far every single thing about the country is intriguing and exiting, and I'm very lucky to be staying with Raquel and her family who are showing me around, telling stories and having me enjoy all the local specialties.
What's most exiting for me is how abundant the traditional crafts still are. It is a fact that they are diminishing, but I couldn't have imagined the enormous variety of work that is still being done. It is sad to see that when you go into a workshop full of weaving looms only a few are being used, but it's encouraging that there still a lot of skilled people around and willing to try out our material.
Although three weeks is a very short time to get things of the ground, I'm confident we'll have a good foundation to work from. The first samples will be made soon and I'm looking forward to see what these experienced craftsmen and women can do with my material.