CREATIVES FOR OUR FUTURE
SWAROVSKI FOUNDATION INSTITUTE
Ecuadorian-based designer, Camila has explored social interaction through garment design and research since her studies at California College of the Arts. After graduation, she started her career as a fashion designer and blended her apparel skills with a focus on color, textiles, people, and society, depicting an unabridged connection between all of her passions in her work. Camila brings sustainability to her practice in hopes of a clean and transparent change in the fashion and textile industry of Ecuador.
“Sustainable development establishes an equal level of respect between our planet and us.”
Camila is advancing three projects through the support of the Creatives for Our Future program; bacterial dyes and waste management, Art Therapy for children through textile, and the production of a sustainable Panama hat. All her projects are deeply connected to community building.
Camila is addressing the issue of sustainability in Ecuador’s textile and fashion industry. The goal of this project is to develop sustainable advances to dying and manufacturing processes in Ecuador where a circular economy could be achieved as a result.
With this project, she will be creating alternative and cost-effective solutions to dyeing and manufacturing processes for artisans and designers to employ in Ecuador. Her goal is to make sustainability a reality and very accessible for everyone.
Sustainable development establishes an equal level of respect between our planet and us. With sustainable development, we are creating an opportunity to work hand in hand with our world to create new levels of consciousness. It also becomes the legacy we leave for future generations to nurture and continue to live fairly and responsibly.
Camila's goal as a creative for the future is to make a positive change in the fashion industry. She sees an
industry with many ethical flaws where the problem does not lay in the fashion aspect of the industry but in the way we manufacture.
Her mission as a designer is to create spaces of
responsibility and sustainability in the fashion and textile industry. She believes we can achieve sustainability in the fashion industry without relying on expensive equipment and inaccessible materials. She aims to achieve accessible and implementable alternatives for artisans and designers to employ and develop in Ecuador.