Aissa Dione, From Art to Industry

In 1992, painter and textile designer Aissa Dione created the eponymous Aissa Dione Fabrics company with the objective of relaunching the textile production chain in Senegal by combining art and industry while encouraging the sustainability and development of traditional skills threatened with dissipation.
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The business focuses on mandjaques processes of cotton transformation in order to develop a long chain of value-adding steps to the initial act of local raw material cultivation. Today in Dakar the company employs 100 people largely specialized in weaving but also skilled in dyeing, wood carving and embroidery.
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Aissa Dione not only offers lines of cotton ennobled with raffia, viscose, silk and lurex but also an organic collection that uses only natural fibers and dyes.
From February 10-12, 2015, Aissa Dione participates in Maison d’Exceptions, the space at Première Vision dedicated to haute création.
Photo Credits: Aissa Dione