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Charity van der Meer
Charity van der Meer with her label Sharit, graduated in Fashion Design and Knitwear at the Nottingham Art and Design University in 2002. She moved to the Netherlands in the same year, where she worked in fashion and design independently. She developed her own collection using the felting technique. Charity believes that felt gives her a wide range of creative possibilities, which she pursues by constantly researching and experimenting with new materials and techniques using natural textiles, raw materials and organic fibers.
Her "Sharit Ethical Fashion" collection did catch Li Edelkoort’s eye in Paris, where her dresses were used in the collection.
“Felt has given me a chance to express myself beyond the conformity of the traditional felt making and dress making. There are endless possibilities and I am constantly researching new materials and new techniques. All material I use will tell their own story through my pieces.” Her aim is to encourage and promote the use of this highly versatile fiber, named wool, used either in knitting or felting. She love to share her knowledge of felting. Felt being the oldest technique it is worth passing on. In the last past years she have being traveling and teaching all over Europe using her own found and tested techniques
Fiber Art, Sewing, Fashion