The Creation Of Our Pieces is Aligned to the NiEnMore Philosophy
Each garment is UNIQUELY dyed one by one using plants and flowers from the surrounding Ciudad Juárez area. The process itself is a symbol of hope and change, Taking upwards of 60 hours to complete - A slow juxtaposition to the exploitation of workers for profit in the hundreds of Sweat shops/factories located in Ciudad Juárez.
We don’t follow fashion seasons. We make one-of-a-kind garments that can be used any time.
Each garment is UNIQUELY dyed one by one using plants and flowers from the surrounding Ciudad Juárez area with prints that resemble watercolors. The dyeing process is a layered one, taking upwards of 60 hours to complete. We consider our creations unique pieces of wearable art, each of them resembling a painting.
Our decision to work with natural dyes is an intentional one and symbolic to our cause. The process is nothing less than fantastic, transforming what some would consider discarded “waste” into something beautiful - like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
A symbol of hope and change, our process is in direct juxtaposition to the exploitation of workers for profit in the hundreds of sweatshops and factories located in Ciudad Juarez.
Our process is a community effort from beginning to end. We use withering flowers from flower shops and food waste from local restaurants to supply our natural dyes.
The plants and flowers used in our dyes derive from different places across the state of Chihuahua.
We use cochineal, indigo and different kinds of barks. Many of the plants in our dyes are also used in traditional Mexican medicine, such as the Gobernadora, an endemic plant of the desert.
The NI EN MORE team has been trained in natural dyes by artist Cara Marie Piazza a highly talented natural dyer from New York City, who ́s been an integral part of the
development of our process.
Additionally, NI EN MORE's co-founder, Janette Terrazas, has a background in textiles with a MA research thesis focused on botanical colors from the Mexican landscape.
Our team's background and expertise has helped further develop the library of colors we carry alongside maestra artesana Candelaria Gutierrez Perez. from the Rarámuri community.
The designs and practices we employ in the creation of our garments didn’t originate from a specific source; however, we are inspired by pre-hispanic and Pre-Columbian interpretations.
We do not profit from work or images related to indigenous communities, women in vulnerable situations, or any of our participants. Our goal is to recognize and empower the fight, not generate profit.We oppose any cultural practices that exploit laborers and their culture, which is we are committed to continuously challenge colonial narratives in our own operation methods.