Wie Lachse in die Bäume wandern / How salmon walk into the trees

nachhaltige Textilkollektion / sustainable textile collection

Alexandra Ross

Juli / July - 2021

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Bachelor of Arts


Since the beginning of time, nature on our planet has run in closed circles. Salmon and trees are in such a sustainable connection. On their journey from the sea to the spawning grounds, salmon transport important nutrients from the world's oceans all the way to the mainland. The journey, across the rivers, through the stomachs of their predators, through the soil and the roots of plants into the trees is an essential part of the nitrogen cycle of large forests. The collection "How salmon walk into the trees" reflects this natural cycle not only visually. The textiles made of the mono-material sheep's wool and finished with natural dyes can be 100% recycled. In addition, the combination of organic dyes and horn can decompose completely in a natural way by returning the textile collection to the environment. This way, not only salmon but also textiles will walk into the trees one day.