Every inch of fabric you use is the result of the efforts of several hundred
people. This work
is about the textile industry that I choose to study by the case of Ivanovo
region as a
Ivanovo is an unusual phenomenon for industrial design in Russia. There was nowhere else such concentration of textile factories and manufactories. About 25% of all fabrics produced in Russia were produced here. The life of about 1/6 of the population of Ivanovo region is connected with the activities of light industry enterprises.
The creation of Ivanovo textile is a complex and contradictory phenomenon. It is undergoing a significant transformation due to the presence of imported products from China, Pakistan, Turkey and other third world countries on the market. The production price of this fabrics is lower and therefore competitiveness is higher.
I found it interesting that for several generations a large social group occupied one territory and was mono-oriented. Assuming that these circumstances should significantly change people, I set the goal of my research to find such changes and to study the impact of the prevailing conditions on a person. I find connections and points of interpenetration by comparing object and subject in one frame. Now the person becomes a part of the fabric, and the fabric acquires persons features
Yulia Mikhalchuk Vladislavovna, designer,
makes models from out of old Ivanovo fabrics.
An interactive exhibit at the Ivanovsky Chintz Museum.
Spinner at the cotton mill "Shuiskie chintz".
Light slide for the magic lanterns of S.А. Baranova.
Helena Tadesse Amarevna, textile designer,
student of the department of costume and textile design named after N. G. Mizonova, Ivanovo State Polytechnic University
A sign on Markhlevsky street.
Shalaeva Svetlana Borisovna, fabric designer.
Dyeing fabrics at the Mirtex factory.
Kolbashov Oleg Viktorovich, Associate Professor of the Department of Costume and Textile Art. Ivanovo State Polytechnic University.
Horse in the field in front of Ivanovskaya CHP-2.
Pshenichnikova Elena Valerievna, copy artist.
"Big Ivanovskaya Manufactory" (BIM) - a former textile enterprise of Ivanov.
Fadeeva Olga Vladimirovna, copy artist.
Cotton spools at the cotton mill "Shuiskie chintz".
Pavlinova Victoria Anatolyevna, costume designer, student of the Department of Costume and Textile Design. N. G. Mizonova, Ivanovo State Polytechnic University.
Babashova Nina Evgenievna, master of patchwork sewing.
Patchwork panel "Red Manchester", author Nina Evgenievna Babashova.
Linen spinner at the "Big Kostroma Linen Manufactory of the Tretyakov and Konshina".
Ivanovo chintz of the USSR period.
Zavyalova Lyudmila Maksimovna, student of
the Department of Costume Design and Textile named after. N. G. Mizonova, Ivanovo State Polytechnic University.
Fabric before the bleaching stage at the Krasnaya Talka textile factory.
Sakharchuk Oksana Pavlovna, copy artist.
Finishing shop, fabric bleaching process.
Vladimir Mukhin Pavlovich, Russian artist,
known for his works in tapestry and stained glass.
Fabric after bleaching at the Krasnaya Talka textile factory.
Strunnikova Olga Alexandrovna, fabric artist.
Printing on fabric at the Krasnaya Talka textile factory.
Golovkina Daria Sergeevna, fabric artist.
The figure of a sitting spinner in the park,
symbolizes the birth of textile production in the city of Ivanovo.