Why are we going to PAUSE
Nowadays a lot of us seem to race against time. We might be swiping our phones left and right, scrolling up and down while aimlessly trying to climb the corporate ladder. We feel a sense of urgency to not fall behind. But in the process of all this chasing and running, what would remind us to stop and not lose touch with our peaceful state of mind?
We cannot afford to sacrifice the soft spoken inner whisper of our bodies, and let the loud, often brain-washed rants of our noisy minds take over.
Are you guilty of ignoring your feelings and intuitions, or blocking them out? Because if you do that, it is likely to be amputating a part of our being. When this "disconnection" happens, we loose the chances of REAL JOY.
That is why we need to STOP and PAUSE.
We are going to "Pause" in Amsterdam! It is a slow fashion event in Netherlands: A pop up store along with avant-garde performances. It will be held in a historical cathedral in the center of Amsterdam from the 19th of October, and goes on for three days.
Their motto is "Slow down to hurry up"
"Through art, our aim is to create a space that allows us to rethink our (fashion) choices and the way we present ourselves to the world, and ultimately to inspire others to reconnect with their personal consciousness. P A U S E is an invitation to take a moment and rethink our values and our consumer behavior."
We are wondering how the modern dancers will energize the air in the cathedral, emitting an aura to remind each human being to live in each cell of their body.
And how the musicians will try to awaken some hidden, forgotten sentiment we might have towards our childhood feelings for the love of nature and animals.
Softness of silk, cotton and cashmere, taking each garment off the rack and imagining how you'd look and feel in an ethically-sourced, high quality garment.
From Chiang Mai's temple to a Cathedral in Amsterdam, maybe the monk's job of reminding people to look inward for the answer has a creative turn and the sensitive souls of artists and designers are picking up their profound vows.
The two designers from Elpis Design Studio hope to attend the event next year. And of course, everything they do is in line with the life choices of the local Thai people. May it be the "Sabai Sabai" spirit which is to be laid back and relaxed. Or a sense of well-being by being in our whole body, whilst living in the moment.
You will find our EcoLeather wallet, clutch and tote bags in the show, plus the Jedi-knight inspired Green Tunic Robe, which we feel would empower and comfort an enlightened creative soul.
The rain stopped outside, a lovely Ylang Ylang flower that is dampened by the raindrops emits fresh sweet fragrance into the office. Our new backpack mock up is being made. We do hope that you'll like our new collections.
This is the first eco fashion event we have decided to join, and we certainly hope the two lovely founders of Pause Pop UP all the success and can't wait to see how our items are received by the crowd of Amsterdam!