Designing with, not for, local children
This project started such as a charity project for children. However, we realised that the project's structure imposed limits on the support we were able to provide. We altered the project plan to develop our ideas in a more sustainable and collaborative way.
We believe in the idea that Sri Lankan children can contribute to the development of their surroundings through textile design. In this project, we have been creating textile designs based on drawings by Sri Lankan children. The textiles developed by designers with the children are used to create various products that then go on sale. Our aim is not design the children, but to design with them.