A week full fun, fashion and laziness!
Hi dear readers,
In order to get to know the substance well, you can perform a number of tests with the substance. Before you want to do a test, the substance has to be prepared; there must be a piece cut out, in the size of what you need to test. And almost all patches are finished with a lock seem, so that the sample does not get any frays. You may have to prepare chemicals for some tests.
Colours can be tested in different ways. Changes the color in 24 hours in daylight, changes the color with friction, changes the color when friction of wet objects, changes the color after washing, and you can test the color on different water parts or chemicals, such as sea water, chlorine water testing. The substance that is treated with gremials is intended to determine the resistance of color of dyed textile to the action of acidic and alkaline perspiration.
And this isn’t even all of the test that you can do with fabric. But these are the thing I did this and last week. You can go much deeper with other tests, for example to make sure that your fabric is 100% cotton, as your supplier gives it to you. For me there is just a lot to tell about because I find it really interesting.
We had a public holiday on Wednesday, a public holiday fully booked.
Canelwalk, a shopping centre just before Cape Town city. It is a really big shopping centre where you can find all the popular brands and brands from Africa self. She showed me the famous African shops and of course not only looking but also buying ?.
After that we went to the Burn bazaar market. Where we also not only watched the clothes, but we bought some nice things!! It is a nice market for burners, festival lovers, vintage afficionados and bohemian babies! You can shop there for the best, weirdest and most beautiful Afrikaburn outfits and accessories as well as plenty regular vintage Autumn gear for those not tripping to Afrikaburn. They have everything there, from denim jackets, retro windbreakers, faux furs, Steampunk goggles and gear, headpieces, mermaid till unicorn crowns, body jewellery, one pieces, feathers, leathers, velvet, lace, crystals, caps, chokers and anything else your imagination can dream. Furthermore, you can find delicious snacks and special drinks with live music.
AfrikaBurn is a spectacular result of the creative expression of a community of volunteers who, once a year, gather in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance! For those that have been no explanation is necessary, for those that haven’t none is possible. AfrikaBurn is a community of participants who come together to , , costume, , , , and much, much more. All of this is created through the culture of the citizens of Tankwa Town in the Karoo once a year, so If you like it then you know where to go to. I would like to see how it really goes, but I don’t think I would stay there for a long time…
Another department was scheduled on Thursday and Friday. Also the Monday next week I will be at the quality department. This department is concerned with checking the cut patterns to the final product.
I ordered a ticket for a fashion show on Friday for the fashion week in Cape Town on Saturday night. I didn’t really know what to expect, whether it would be the same as in the Netherlands, what kind of people would come to it. But anyway I was really excited for it. the weather was not that good on Saturday.. all day cloudy with no sunbeam. Such a day is better known as bank hangings with a good movie and chips.
Ofcourse all the clothes that I have with me, are not good enough for the evening of the show... Just go over the big crisis and put something on what I have in my closet. I arrived at one of the most remote industrial estates I had ever seen, I started to understand a little why the ticket was not that expensive. But inside an old abandoned studio it was completely ready for the fashion shows, some fun and for socializing. Everything was very open, you could see the models in the make-up and the fashion shows for which you didn’t have a ticket you could also see. There were quite a few well-known Africans walking around, because the mega big cars outside the building said enough. But I have no idea who is famous here in this country, so I didn’t know if I saw someone. Maybe my research is not done that well. I can’t say much about the shows I've seen, except that it was a really cool evening, and I would really like to go again! Really enjoyed everything there.
Sunday was again a lazy day, worked at my blog and my notes in the sun, watched some series, had a nice braai and made myself ready for the next workweek. But it is nice to have something a weekend like this and not to be fully booked.
The week has already flown by, perhaps thanks to the public holiday. At least a week with new fun and cosy things.
See you next week!