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We create handmade stories.
Our work philosophy is finding harmony between art and nature.
We believe in an intemporal design, handcrafted and sustainable.
The island landscapes, the volumes, the textures, and the natural colors are
our biggest influences.
We work with sustainable natural fibres, to guarantee the quality of all the pieces
and the transparency of all the process.
Our models names are inspired in the names of places and elements
from Madeira Island, and also in the names of the women that inspired this project.
We create timeless pieces inspired by traditional techniques.
Bisbis is a tribute to tradition, family and to our island.
Bisbis is a love story.
"WE BELIEVE IN SLOW FASHION HANDMADE
WITH TIME AND CARE"
We work from a small studio in Madeira Island.
Bisbis is the name of an endemic bird from the Island. It symbolises our connection with our
roots, but also the freedom to express our criativity and imagination in our work.
All the creations born from local artisans hands, including my two moms
and I, working with dedication, time and respect.
Our craft is to explore ancient knit and crochet techniques, and make contemporary
textile creations, with love and care.
Her mother was a dressmaker and her aunts knitters, Carla grow up surrounded by knits and fabrics,
and this special childhood was essencial for the construction of her aesthetics vision, and the development of her creative process.
With a strong language connected with crafts process values, details and nature, her work is a expression of love and art in a free exploration of organic lines, natural colors and materials.
The family roots and
the landscapes of Madeira Island
still influences her until today.
WHY WE CHOOSE NATURAL FIBERS?
Sheep grow naturally,
consuming only grass,
water, air and
beautiful sunny days.
Natural fibres are naturally decompose in the soil in a
matter of years, slowly
bringing back to earth
For this reason the impact
in environment and nature
Wool is one of the most breathable fibres, it can absorve large amounts of moisture vapor and be able to release it, and make it
evaporate in the air.
WARM AND COLD
One of the most famous values of the wool is the capacity to react to the changes of temperature in body. Warms when is cold, and it cools when the weather is hot.
Sustainable is about respectful working conditions, the making process,
but also about the materials we use.
Even if in some pieces we use other natural fibres, as cotton or linen,
the mainly material in our studio is wool.
Wool can be totally absorve by nature, is very durable, giving a long life to our
products, and some of them are extremely soft and luxury.
Our work proudly respect nature.
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