Sewing is a noble job which with the pass of time, has been updated and complemented with the interest of seamstresses on clothes design.
These experts know better than anyone else how to make or adapt a dress, a pant or a blouse shaped to the body of a real woman (an imperfect body). Who sometimes the industrial brands don’t take into consideration.
Even though a seamstress or embroidery are really old jobs, where the French people whom for the very first time, make that Louis XIV recognize in 1675 the legal existence of the seamstress masters-. It was until the XX century that was identified as a job dissociated with the mass production of clothes, and was associated with elements such as quality and convenience related to its cost.
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People that work on this showbiz are aware of the challenges that they face nowadays, this causes competition that is boost with technology and big textile markets that has been coming to Mexico in the last few years.
His job daily competes with big textile fabrics that send their clothes in lower prices that for a lot of people it’s nearly impossible to keep up with. Due to the production cost of textile factories has bought to their ateliers and for the volume of clothes they work with.
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Latinos, like Mexican Gil Mendoza and the Ecuatorian Laura Ramos, work full energy in the factories of the fashion district in New York, US, so the designers take on time their proposals to the runaway during the Fashion Week.
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Mendoza has been working for ten years in one of these factories, next to other Mexican and Ecuatorian that are in charge of different roles from sewing, to iron the pieces the designers proudly show the day which Fashion Week.
Gil is an autodidact type of person he has never taken any sewing course. He learned the sewing technique when he was a child, at his home, where there was a single sewing machine even though no one knew how to sew.
“I learned how to sew when I was eight years old. I liked it: I made my backpacks for school, and fix the school uniforms, Mendoza said”.
Seamstress: they’re the solution when there is clothes to fix, or that need to be reutilized or make another one in better quality. Everything shows that, years don’t go in vain for them, their job managed to be reinvent itself and it is plenty on duty.
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