COLLECTIONS

006 CASA  / home and shelter.
Memories of the Patagonian cabins. Sled house -casa trineo- it's a particular style; simple, gable roofs, small, color details, mixed textures and it can move. The inspiration comes from Liliana Bello @lilianablilianabello photos call “Historia Fueguina ''.
The Patagonian spirit that gave rise to GARCIABELLO; natural, home made and respectful of the environment. Contemplate the immensity of earth and rebirth garments to make clothes that feel like a refuge.

ph. Santiago Candelo
she. Karolien Oostra





MAIUMxGARCIABELLO introduce a collection of up-cycled rainwear produced from recycled plastic. All garments are made from post-consumer Maium raincoats and redesigned and assembled in the Netherlands by Garcia Bello.

Recycling processes consist of either or both of the following opposite cycles. Downcycling involves converting materials and products into new materials, often of lesser quality. Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste products, useless or unwanted products into new materials or products perceived to be of greater quality. Both downcycling and upcycling can be perceived as value – adding processes if the alternative (opportunity costs) is to discard materials or products all together – waste.
Traditional process flows of product life cycles, consider post-consumer products or materials as pure waste. Unobserving, or for simplicity’s sake just neglecting the fact that these products potentially still have real value. Recent discoveries point to the fact that in a single warehouse, Amazon is destroying more than 130.000 unsold or returned items each week, including laptops and headphones! Bearing in mind that Amazon is one of the most profitable ventures on this planet, it shows how perverse, a banality really, the incentive to destroy actually is.

 

 

 


005 ENCUENTRO
 It’s a clothes collection that reflects on connections, limits and borders. Using augmented reality as a means of connection to a sensory proposal that works on public roads. Creating alternative ways to show the collections and call up people to reflect about the industry of fashion.




 


004 HERENCIA
 was made with clothes donated by neighbors and friends. Using jeans (2), shirts (9) and tablecloths (5). To reuse these garments, a simple production system was generated, with techniques based on reconstruction and zero waste pattern.

The garments that are part of this collection have common characteristics because they are part of the same heritage. 
This collection reflects on the objects related to everyday life and family
WINNER at Redress Design Award Woman Collection 2020, Hong Kong.

 



003 ESENCIA It's a collection made in Arnhem, NL. Our new home. We receive donations from neighbors, from neighbors of other neighbors. Select urban clothing (shirts and jeans) and inherited objects (wedding tablecloths). We generate simple garments, combined with bio cotton. Comfortable garments to wear at home, to work, for free time. Rethinking typologies, pants, t-shirt, tunics and coats.

We made a photoshoot with our neighbors from Pels Rijckenstraat 14, and learned the importance of working with those next to us. Being at home. Meeting us.
“Esencia” talks about what we are.

 

 


002 CAMPO works on the idea of the land both literally and metaphorically. It brings up those sensations that come to us when traveling upcountry to the heart of Tierra del Fuego, the most southern place in Latin America. We can recall a shelter made out of a tarp over some trees, or filling a drawer with the items needed to survive in the wild, all of which is strapped with a string and covered with a cloth. It also reminds us of tying a knot in a rope to fasten a mug and throwing it into the river to collect some water. Or spending a day in the wild and surviving the crude Patagonian winter. 

The garments in this collection are made out of discarded raw material donated by fishermen, hunters and adventurers from the area. Its mold design is inspired by up-cycling methods to create genderless and size less clothes out of the entire roll of cloth, with no waste at all. Lastly, tailoring and outdoor style blend into this classical but unique collection of clothing from the Tierra del Fuego region.



 

 


001 DORA DUBA It’s a collection that Juliana Garcia Bello made with her grandmother Dora, in the dining room of her house. In each meet they thought and made clothes reusing garments that they received from neighbors from Villa Elvira, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. They generated an up-cycling pattern, to standardize the process.
The collection is inspired by her childhood. Their relationship sent packages from La Plata, Buenos Aires to Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego.
DORA DUBA are all those sensations that were lodged within on box full of gift made by hand; clothes that she made herself with clothes or Textiles in disuse, a bag of fruit candies, a napkin or a flower handkerchief, a vanilla cake, a handwritten letter and all the perfume of grandmother’s house Dora.

"My grandma has been a powerful role model for me – all I know about the trade I’ve learned from her. She’s taught me ways to re-use things that already exist, like those clothes she sent me in a parcel by post, made from others that were no longer used, or like cooking rice fritters from leftover rice.
Grandma Dora was born 78 years ago in La Plata, Argentina. She was born in the countryside, close to the river, and lived all of her life in the same place. Maybe that speaks a lot about the way she is.
One summer day when I was about eight years old, I saw her putting stitches in her torn shopping bag. She looked at me and said: “One sould always keep an upholstery needle handy, to mend from a shoe to a purse”; and that advice has remained with me till today. For her, fixing things meant giving them a fresh use, extending their useful life, thinking in a sustainable way.
When I call on her for mate together, I watch her cut pieces of fabric, fray them at the edges to make a napkin, or manage to make a pot out of a discarded bottle. She gave me the tools to relate to the world with modesty, respect and love. Those gestures have built me as I am.
That’s why, every time I think about making clothes, first I think of the range of clothes that exist already.
I wanted us to build this together, partly as a way of to say thank you but also as a tribute to and admiration for her. We began to get together at her place. On every meeting we would produce used clothes from a hold-all and we would deconstruct them collage-fashion as it were, and we would give them a new use.
Every piece we made together says a lot of her home style: patterned dishcloths, white courtains, checked tablecloths, her house dresses and her home life. This collection feels like homemade apple pie just out of Grandma Dora’s oven." 
JGB (September 2017)