Gabi, a nossa assessora de comunicação oficial. Nos conhecemos no Budismo e de lá, formamos uma parceria para a vida!
Born in Mogi Mirim, São Paulo, Aline Tima graduated in Visual Arts one of the bests art schools in Brazil. Always participating in the artistic production of events and festivals, Aline joined the collective Voodoohop in 2010 and there has developed as a professional working in all the areas required for the achievement of a major event. Her creations connects with the people who live in urban environments, showing a pleasant and fun side of art. Using multiple media and techniques to produce her creations, Aline has a background in digital media, event production, photography, publications and designing costumes . A true cosmopolitan chameleon with an innovative mind, the artist founded the sweaters and cardigans brand Tricoma in July of 2015.
The idea of the brand came out from the lack which the artist felt when finding unique pieces, different, and that awake desire. All of this, of course, when working against the mass production line which we are currently living. Aline strongly believes that we all have an artistic side that we should explore, so TRICOMA is her newest ally in the track of evolution as a professional and as an artist.
Do you know the origin of Knit #sweaterlovers?
Understand why we have chosen for the rescue of slow manufacturing Knit!
Knitting is a technique to weave the cord in an organized way, creating a cloth that is called knitting. No one knows exactly how the knitting was invented, but historians believe that it was born in the Mediterranean and only then spread to Europe and the rest of the world.
The oldest knit pieces that exist have been discovered in Egypt and are 1200 D.C. A long time ago, right? The Knit was made by men, and fabrics with the assistance of bones and wood needles, while women were assigned to produce the wire with the spinning wheel. The first knitting were made from twisted wires for the particular purpose of being or socks or neck adornments.
With the evolution of technology, the invention of machines to weave was a consequence. And as a result of this technological step, producers aimed were looking foward to profit and increase the production above anything else! With all that power in hands, the massification and the stock of knit parts is got tremendously huge.
Have you noticed that when we stop to buy a sweater at any fast fashion we come across hundreds of people using the same piece? This is the result of a system that seeks the numbers, not the history of the piece made, even less the satisfaction of the end consumer.
Of course, we love technology and also we enjoy it for our production, but we have our values pretty clear in our minds, and to work against this frenetic production system is our greatest goal.
That’s the main reason why TRICOMA is proud to rescue that historical period where the knit was produced for a particular person and with a handmade work. We are against this massification of knitwear and the impersonality that the fashion market requires us when we choose to buy a piece that we really like.
By getting your TRICOMA at home, you may notice that the tag has the part number that you purchased. Do you know what that means? It means that when we create our sweaters and cardigans, we have in mind that they are super exclusive to you. It is almost impossible to leave home and find another person with the same pattern than yours! Amazing, right? I hope this brief history of the knitting origin clarify you some questions, especially about our proposal as a brand!