Dipdii Textiles

Dipdii textiles, which are produced on the basis of local textile traditions, are designed for decentralised production in the villages of Bangladesh, where the quality of life and living space are humane and free. Economic growth is usually associated with increasing exploitation of resources.
More than four million people in Bangladesh, mainly women, live from the production of textiles. The aim of the garment sector is simply to meet global standards in terms of quality and working conditions – or in other words: to produce a perfect, standardised T-shirt cheaply under safe working conditions. This does not take into account the wonderful and unique textile culture that Bangladesh possesses in rich diversity, nor does it take into account the global technological developments that will most likely soon replace some of the manual labour.

Dipdii Textiles is taking a different approach. Instead of using a lot of resources for development, the textiles are handcrafted with time, skills and creativity.

Embroidery work for the Biennale

Dipdii Textiles was initiated by Anna Heringer as an architect and Veronika Lena Lang as a master tailor and is realised in cooperation with the Bangladeshi non-governmental organisation Dipshikha, designers and craftspeople for rural development. It demonstrates the possibility of alternative production “made in Bangladesh”: participatory, sustainable, decentralised, based on local textile traditions, with each piece being unique with the aim of improving the quality of life.