Why Pascale Theron’s fabrics are light and fluffy as a feather

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Why Pascale Theron’s fabrics are light and fluffy as a feather

A unique way of using the soft barbules of ostrich feathers to make yarn which is then woven into fabric

Jackie May

Johannesburg-born designer Pascale Theron creates soft, natural and artisanal textiles using ostrich feathers. Pascale, who presented her Feathered Fabrics at the 2019 Design Indaba, has a studio in Holland, where she graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2018.

On Friday she will launch a collaboration with Johannesburg fashion designer Lezanne Viviers, from Viviers Studio. 

Pascale sources from Klein Karoo Feathers in Oudtshoorn, and then processes them into textiles. Eventually she’d like to have her own flock of ostriches that are farmed ethically and sustainably...

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