Christiane Voith is founder of PUUL Design and PUUL Consultancy. She is highly experienced in textile and apparel manufacturing processes in developing countries as well as design processes in the industry in large and small scales.
As Diplom Fashion and Textile Designer from University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Germany, she managed to adapt her skills and knowledge to challenging value chain processes in several African countries like South Africa and Ethiopia where she worked with international textile and apparel industry on behalf of the German Development Cooperation.
Besides her contribution to support and implement dual training and education Christiane Voith follows her passion in craft and design projects, heritage and sustainability. She rebuilt a significant art and craft school for Black African talents in South Africa with combined manufactures for textiles, ceramics, prints etc.
She is co-founder and project manager of the Fair Fashion Lab Initiative in Saxony / Germany in 2019. The project is one of 11 sustainable fashion and textile idea winners in 2019 which has been initiated by Rat für Nachhaltigkeit Germany. The initiative works on various activities to challenge and change the way of thinking and behaving regarding the apparel value chain like fashion consumption, clothing manufacturing, trading and creation. The initiative activates people for a positive move and perception about sustainable fashion.
Christiane Voith lectures at various universities in South Africa, Ethiopia and Germany and supports research projects and documentaries about African artists and art initiatives. As part of her own artistic work she creates printed and embroidered objects.
(I Desmond / 2020)