Meet the New Designers at the 13th Bazaar
By Jade Arroyo
Being a designer does not always means 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 encourage mutual support so all can grow together.
13th Bazaar of
Sat and Sun, Jan 30 and 31, 10am-6pm
Centro Cultural Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 30
(Between Organic Market and Instituto Allende)
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, January 30, and Sunday, January 31, at Centro Cultural Allende.
In Mexico, small and medium enterprises represent the 99.8 percent of all enterprises in the country that generate about 72 percent of employment. Buying goods “made in Mexico” 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, making 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 supports 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 independent Mexican 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.