Last Saturday I went on a city tour around Barcelona, organized by Raval Cultural. It was really interesting, as they explained to us the artisan origins of Barcelona, and the evolution of the textiles industry along the years. In addition, we visited some artisan shops and studios located on the Raval area. So, I’d like to share my discoveries with you!
EL LAVADERO (c/Sant Rafael, 14)
El Lavadero is a jewellery workshop created by Isabel Herrera, but there you can find other jewelers as well. They display their unique creations here, but this place is, above all things, a work space:
MUCHAFIBRA (c/Carretes, 13)
If you like sewing, you can go to Muchafibra rent a sewing machine, enjoying the experience of being in this extraordinary place: this space is used by young designers for working and displaying their garments, and they also offer workshops on sewing, patternmaking and lingerie.
DELTRAVÉS (c/Lluna, 13)
This tiny studio is where Fiona Capdevila performs her “textile alchemy”: she and her team transform old or damaged clothes into brand new garments!
ANTÍDOTO28 (c/Ferlandina, 53)
From the outside, Antídoto28 seems nothing more than a litle shop, but the magic happens in the back room: each garment is hand dyed or printed. To do that, they use water-based inks and the oldest dyeing technique: silk-screen printing.
NOVEDADES (c/Peu de la Creu, 24)
This shop/workshop not only offers clothes and handmade objects, but also designer lamps and even haircuts!
NUOVUM (c/ Pintor Fortuny, 30)
Nuovum is a concept store with a Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic, where we can find different pieces made by young designers.
Our tour is over, I hope you liked it! Dou you know any similar shops in your city?