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Seamstresses From Dior and Chanel Launch a Network for Open-Source Design Patterns
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Seamstresses From Dior and Chanel Launch a Network for Open-Source Design Patterns

Tissuni, which is a French portmanteau for "united fabric", is a collective of seamtresses from elite fashion houses like Chanel, Dior, and Saint Laurent that is committed to reducing fashion's waste problem. Founded in March by Chanel seamstress Marie Beatrice Boyer, the movement began by supplying over 3,000 free face masks to essential workers in France. Now, Tissuni is experimenting with open-source design patterns. Boyer was inspired to launch Tissuni in the early days of lockdown in response to global shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). French hospitals were in desperate need of cloth face coverings in an attempt to preserve critically low supplies of surgical face masks. Since launching Tissuni, the collective has expanded to over 100 members from respected couturi...