Brenda Winstead’s Joyful Quest for West African Textiles

Clothing designer Brenda Winstead collaborates with West African artisans—incorporating traditional hand-woven and hand-dyed fabrics to create contemporary garments. In this video, she describes her first trip to Africa and explains how the Slow Movement philosophy affects her production process.

Video by Charlie Weber
Editing by Sara Legg

  • Connie

    I am so happy to have seen this. Your beautiful new fabrics are absolutely delicious!! You are one of the main reasons I miss being in DC.

  • Mary

    It is very interesting how she incorporates traditional/ethnic colors and patterns into today’s styles. You pretty much get the best of both worlds. So many of the current clothes seem to be just variations of the same theme so it is nice to see something that visually separates itself from other designs.