Poplin Project Pop Up Shop
After living in Paris and adopting two children from Africa, Swiss-born designer Susan Schweizer and her husband moved back to Zurich and opened Poplin Project, an ethical fashion pop-up specializing in Abidjan-sourced cotton fabrics. Items are designed by African artisans in a variety of fun, bright popish patterns featuring colorful roosters, cacao pods and traditional geometric West African designs and no two pieces are alike. There are skirts, shorts, backpacks and handbags while most of the gender-fluid clothing is made with 100% cotton using a using a wax-resistant dying technique so fading is minimum. Check website for location.
By Adam H. Graham, AFAR Contributor