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Photography Lisa Galesloot

 

We are an Amsterdam and London based design enterprise that partners with cooperatives in traditional societies around the world. The intention of our work is to promote time-honoured craft through a contemporary process.  ODE TO ARTISANS was founded by Sabrina Kraus López and Noëlle Maxine Tierie.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                   SABRINA KRAUS LÓPEZ

                                                                                                                                      

Sabrina Kraus López is a designer specialising in research and development for the textile industry. Following her fashion design BA in milan she recently graduated from an MA in Material Futures at Central Saint Martins school of art and design. This multidisciplinary course taught her research driven design that lead to observing and analysing social, political and economic trends to inform future, sustainable design applications.

Fascinated by craft sabrina has worked with a remote peruvian weaving community for her final MA project before undertaking the Common Thread residency for the British Council.



NOËLLE MAXINE TIERIE


Noëlle Maxine Tierie is a Dutch fashion brand manager, with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Management gained at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute together with work experience in public relations, she discovered her drive and passion in consumer communication and psychology within the fashion industry.

To stimulate and explore her interest in creating branding strategies and innovative marketing approaches she moved to Florence to specialise herself in branding with following an MA in Fashion Brand Management at Polimoda.

The mix of knowledge gained during these two complementary studies, together with a strong interest in traditional crafts and an entrepreneurial mind she joined forces with the designer Sabrina Kraus López to start up the label, ODE TO A.