TAUKO Magazine Issue No. 4
For our 4th issue we are slowing down and take a look at what grows right next to our feet. The issue is dedicated to the fungi world, understanding mycorrhiza and introducing the basics for creating natural dyes with mushrooms. The magazine features 10 sewing patterns by independent designers inspired by the fungi and plant world. Making use of soft linen, wool, poplin and hand dyed fabrics the dresses, trousers and jackets come with many variations for differently skilled sewists. All patterns come in 9 sizes from bust width 31” / 78cm to 57.5” / 146cm.
DESIGNERS: Vivian Shao Chen, Floriane, Vanessa Hansen, Jasmin Henzi, Kristína Šipulová, Andini
Wijendaru and Cris Wood
Articles, essays and columns:
- Maker story: Gathering craftsmanship by Kristína Šipulová
- Interview with textile illustrator Satu Kontinen: Flowering Textiles
- An Introduction to mushroom dyeing by Julie Beeler
- Creative Fungi: Mila Moisio in conversation with Julie Beeler
- Illustrated story: Making with Mycelia by Christine Liu
- Clothing and Identity, essay by Maibe Maroccolo
- A column: In Relationship to plants by Katrina Rodabaugh
- Craft letters: From Brisbane with love by Sue-Ching Lascelles
- + Book Reviews
FORMAT: TAUKO is a 128-page collectable that measures in at 275mm high x 215mm wide. There are four folded paper pattern sheets included with the magazine. It is printed in Estonia with a glue and stitch binding to secure durability and easy reading.
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TAUKO Magazine is a pioneering independent print publication for home sewists and fashion and culture lovers, who have a big heart for the planet. It has its headquarters in Helsinki and Berlin and is founded and published by art researchers, fashion designers, makers, and passionate fighters for planetary wellbeing, Kaisa Rissanen and Mila Moisio. Its international network of contributors, designers, writers, photographers, and illustrators share the need to bring mindful and beautiful work to the world.
Each issue features more than 10 sewing pattern designs created by celebrities and newcomers from the sewing community. A carefully curated selection makes design clothing accessible to anyone willing to try out sewing and learn new skills. With actual-size paper patterns, easy guidelines, agile images, and illustrations, we wish to make the sewing experience empowering, exciting and fun. The vast horizon of crafts, culture, and climate is featured in interviews, columns, articles, tips, and recommendations by our international contributors.
TAUKO Magazine continues our story of finding new, regenerative, and empowering ways to celebrate design and clothes. It’s a start for positive system change. Our background is in running an awarded sustainable fashion brand, and we’ve become very familiar with design, pattern making, collection presentation, international fashion weeks – learning how clothing matter only when there is a personal connection to it.
TAUKO stands for a break or a pause in Finnish. It describes a strong, silent, and still movement that is almost impossible to notice.