- Socially Conscious Experience
- Learn how to eco-print with a local expert
- Immerse in Nara Guichon’s studio with an exhibition of her sustainable art pieces
- Experience how these practices have a positive impact on the island
This experience goes beyond learning how to eco-print. This experience is an entire day with the local artist Nara Ghichon, in which she will introduce her way of life in the remote side of the island, the Açores village. Fabrics are printed with nature. Ecoprint, also known as Botanical Printing, can be defined as the technique in which leaves, flowers, stems, roots, seeds and other natural elements leave their marks on the fabric through a combination of contact and natural fixation. Eco-printing is just one of the many works Nara is engaged with. Working in her studio, you will have the chance to see all her other works, including the pieces of art using the fishing nets that were collected from the sea. Nara transforms waste into art, in such a way as to make the fishing tradition of Florianópolis sustainable, a beautiful way of preserving the island’s culture.
Who Is This Experience Good For
For those who want to learn eco-printing, engage with sustainable actions that are transforming the island and anyone who wants to meet Nara Guichon, a reference of sustainable products, art, and fashion goods in Floripa.
Meet Our Local Host
Nara was born close to the border with Uruguay, where harsh winters were spent in front of the wood stove, where grandparents and aunts dealt with the good and fine wools from Rio Grande do Sul or acquired in the neighboring country. Coats and blankets were made in knitting, a technique that enchanted her from an early age and through insistence and perseverance, after learning to handle needles and threads, at the age of six she was already making clothes for her dolls and even for herself. At the age of nine, she sold her first made-to-order piece. Under the guidance of good teachers at the school she studied and learned to create and give shape to what her imagination deliberated with textures, colors and fibers.
8:30am: Van leaves from downtown’s meeting point
9:30am: Introduction and talk
10am: Fabric preparation with fabric fixatives
11am: Pick the raw material in the garden such as leaves, flowers, stems, roots, or seeds
11:30am: Start cooking the raw material
12:30pm: Vegan lunch prepared by Nara Guichon
1:30-4pm: Tour and talk about her composting method, the environment, and about the relation between fashion and industry and their impact in the environment
4pm: Continuing the printing technique
5pm: Van leaves the studio back to downtown
- Round trip from downtown to Nara Guichon’s studio
- Eco-printing Workshop
- Vegan lunch
- Vegan snacks throughout the day
- The piece of printing you make
- Handout in English with the eco-printing technique
- Souvenir made of recycled fishing nets, so you will be part of Nara’s activism of cleaning the seas and preserving Floripa’s fishing culture.
What's Not Included
- Extra drinks
Know Before You Go
- Maximum Capacity: 7 people
- Booking Deadline: 4 days before the event
- Weather Dependent: No
- Special Clothing Required: No
- Special Dietary Restrictions: Yes - snacks may contain gluten. A vegan meal and snacks will be served
- Extra Cash: for buying her products. Cash only.
- Transportation: round trip included from downtown