The New Mexican Designers: Bazaar of Alternative Design
By Jade Arroyo
Being a designer does not always mean glamour or labels with high prices. There are times when you have to take risks to innovate and to join forces in order to attract the public, especially when starting from scratch. The bazaars combine the innovative design, aesthetics, and economics to create new platforms from which independent designers try to make their way into the market. Here we seek no direct competition, but we encourage mutual support so all can grow together.
Bazaar of Alternative Design
Sat, Oct 31, and Sun, Nov 1
Centro Cultural Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 28
Over two years and 11 editions, the Bazaar of Alternative Design has worked to provide a forum for emerging designers, showcasing them in our city. More than 60 brands that embody the best of emerging design in Mexico come to show a variety of products: fashion, footwear, furniture, lighting, fabric, designer jewelry, art-object, photography, illustration, painting, textile art, binding, and others.
Do not miss the opportunity to see the new projects in this hotbed of Mexican talent this Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1, at Centro Cultural Allende. On Sunday at 5 pm we will offer a cocktail reception with live music and a raffle of products to celebrate the two years of the organization.
Viva Mexico: the advantage of buying national products
According to the National Institute of Entrepreneurship (INADEM) in Mexico, small and medium enterprises (MSME) represent 99.8 percent of all enterprises in the country, which generate about 72 percent of employment. When you buy goods “Made in Mexico” it helps to generate an economic alternative. Choosing alternative production and expenditure means that the money doesn’t go to foreign traders.
We must be aware that by devaluing Mexican-made, we are devaluing our history and origin, which makes it difficult to achieve greater development in the Mexican identity and national growth. Buying national products provides work for thousands of people, allows greater economic growth and better entrepreneurial culture, and also access to the development and consolidation of Mexican identity.
Bazaar of Alternative Design
Our mission is to promote and extol products Made in Mexico and the work of emerging Mexican designers; to promote fair trade, sustainability, and social responsibility; and to provide a forum for Mexican independent artists.
We invite artists and audiences to join the movement of consumption of national design and any creative project with a proposal for innovative design; to create a forum for expression of contemporary artists; and to contribute to the creation of new, socially aware consumers.
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