ÅTERSTÄLLA Textile Collection
Introducing the ÅTERSTÄLLA Collection, developed in partnership with IKEA Canada and Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator. Made from salvaged IKEA textiles that would have otherwise become waste, Setsuné and the Ts’kwe Makers Atelier team have crafted this material into beautiful products that support cooking and eating. Traditional Indigenous practice is that nothing goes to waste and this collection captures that philosophy. Our hope is that each item in this collection is used at home with that intent. Each of the items in this collection is handmade and unique. This collection was made through our Ts’kwe Makers Atelier program and will be available only at IKEA Etobicoke starting June 8, 2017.
In Swedish, ÅTERSTÄLLA means to restore, heal, or redecorate, speaking to the “upcycling" approach – turning a waste stream into something of higher value. Working with salvaged IKEA textiles reflects the traditional Indigenous philosophy to “use everything" and applies it to urban, everyday living. The collection consists of 2000 handmade pieces of four fabric products: an apron, small bag, basket and tea towel. The four items together symbolically represent the Indigenous “traditional kitchen" for transporting, storing, preparing and feasting food.