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“Featherbuns” by ANNAMARIAANGELIKA are unique hair accessories, made in Germany from upcycled silk. (DIY instructions also available!)
“Featherbuns” by ANNAMARIAANGELIKA are unique hair accessories, made in Germany from upcycled silk. (DIY instructions also available!)
“Featherbuns” by ANNAMARIAANGELIKA are unique hair accessories, made in Germany from upcycled silk. (DIY instructions also available!)
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Upcycled silk “Featherbuns” for a fair & colourful world!

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Upcycled silk “featherbuns” for a sustainable and colourful world 

The birds of the Amazon are among the most colourful in the world. Vibrant red, green, blue and yellow are their feathers; their radiant beauty treasured in Peru since thousands of years. Made into traditional headdresses, these feathers are a symbol of life in all its splendor.

Just like our “featherbuns”. Hair accessories, which are handmade from upcycled silk instead of real feathers. We believe that treating nature with respect is the only way forward today, no need to plunder resources. Let us appreciate the treasures that are right in front of us and make their beauty shine. 

Our one-of-a-kind featherbuns are knitted locally in Germany from new and unused silk scarves with minor imperfections and selected secondhand scarves that we spin into yarn. Order your featherbun or send in your own scarf for us to turn into your very personal hair accessory. You can also get your own DIY instructions from us. All the funds are used to pay our knitters a fair wage and to cover production costs.

We are ANNAMARIAANGELIKA, a new slow fashion label from Berlin, Germany, inspired by Peru and its people. And together with you, we would love to make the world a more colourful and sustainable place. Are you in? 

P.S.: Check out our styling tips for our featherbuns in the tutorial videos we post in the updates!

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„Featherbuns” aus Upcycling-Seide für eine nachhaltige und bunte Welt 

Die Vögel des Amazonas zählen zu den farbenprächtigsten der Welt. Leuchtend rot, grün, blau und gelb sind ihre Federn; ihre strahlende Schönheit wird seit tausenden von Jahren in Peru verehrt. Zu traditionellem Kopfschmuck verarbeitet, werden sie zum Symbol des Lebens in all seiner Pracht. 

Genau wie unsere „Featherbuns”. Das sind Haar-Accessoires, die aus upgecycelter Seide statt aus echten Federn von Hand gestrickt werden. Wir sind überzeugt, dass der einzige Weg in eine gute Zukunft der ist, unsere Natur mit Respekt zu behandeln. Ressourcen müssen nicht geplündert werden! Lasst uns stattdessen die Schönheit der unentdeckten Schätze sichtbar machen, die sich direkt vor unseren Augen befinden.

Unsere einzigartigen Featherbuns werden lokal in Deutschland aus neuen, unbenutzten Seidentüchern mit minimalen Produktionsfehlern und aus ausgesuchten Secondhand-Seidenschals gestrickt, die wir zu neuem Garn spinnen. Bestelle dein Featherbun bei uns, oder schicke ein eigenes Seidentuch ein, das wir für dich in ein individuelles Accessoire verwandeln. Du kannst auch eine DIY-Anleitung zum Selbermachen von uns bekommen.

Wir sind ANNAMARIAANGELIKA, ein neues Slow Fashion Label aus Berlin, das von Peru und seinen Menschen inspiriert ist. Zusammen mit dir möchten wir unsere Welt ein wenig bunter und nachhaltiger machen. Bist du dabei?

P.S.: Lass dir auch unsere Styling-Tipps für dein Featherbun im Video nicht entgehen!

The Collection

Our Featherbuns are unique hair accessories that add an individual touch to your everyday style. Made from high quality upcycled silk, these eye-catchers are as light as a feather and guarantee great wearing comfort. There are three different styles and nine bright colours for you to choose from.

Unsere Featherbuns sind einzigartige Haar-Accessoires, die deinem täglichen Look eine ganz besondere Note verleihen. Die federleichten Hingucker bestehen aus hochwertiger Seide und bieten besten Tragekomfort. Featherbuns gibt es in drei verschiedenen Styles und neun leuchtenden Farben für dich zur Auswahl.

Style: Classic Featherbun

Featherbuns are available in two lengths: 30 cm and 60 cm. Depending on the length of your hair, they are perfect for braids, buns and ponytails. Featherbuns are easily fastened with a beautiful glass-pearl bead-and-loop closure.

Featherbuns sind in zwei Längen ehältlich: 30 cm und 60 cm. Je nach Haarlänge sind sie ideal für Flechtfrisuren, Haarkränze, einen Dutt oder Pferdeschwanz. Sie können mit einem Schlaufenverschluss und einer Glasperle ganz einfach geöffnet oder geschlossen werden.

 

 

Style: Featherbandeau

Featherbandeaus are headbands. They are stretchable and adapt well to all head sizes. They are 5-7 cm wide.

Featherbandeaus sind Stirnbänder. Sie sind elastisch und passen sich allen Kopfgrößen an. Sie haben eine Breite von 5 cm bis 7 cm.

 

 

Style: Bridal Featherbun 

For your special day we created our Bridal Featherbun. It is particularly suited for elaborate wedding hairstyles because of its extra length of 120 cm. We also offer special bridal bundles, sets of six or twelve Featherbuns of your choice for you and your bridesmaids. 

Für den schönsten aller Tage haben wir das Bridal Featherbun kreiert. Mit seiner Überlänge von 120 cm eignet es sich besonders gut für aufwendige Hochzeitsfrisuren. Wir bieten sie auch im Set an, du erhältst sechs oder zwölf Featherbuns deiner Wahl für dich und deine Brautjungfern. 

DIY — Knit your own Featherbuns!

You're a keen knitter yourself or know someone who loves to try new knits and materials? Wonderful! We prepared detailed and illustrated DIY instructions to make your own Featherbuns which you can download at the end of the campaign.

Du strickst selbst gern oder kennst jemanden? Dann nichts wie los! Für alle Strickbegeisterten unter euch haben wir unseren DIY Reward vorbereitet. Du erhältst von uns eine detaillierte und illustrierte Strickanleitung für deine eigenen Featherbuns, die wir für dich als Download am Ende der Kampagne bereitstellen.

Inspiring Tutorial Videos 

We prepared several tutorial videos to show you how to easily use Featherbuns. All these videos will be published in secret backer updates during the campaign. By pleding to our campaign you get free access to all Featherbuns tutorial videos.

Wir haben verschiedene Video Tutorials vorbereitet in denen wir dir Styling Tipps und Tricks für unseren Featherbuns zeigen. Indem du unsere Kampagne unterstützt erhältst du automatisch alle Tutorials über unsere Kickstarter Updates per Email. 

The Art Print Reward

We would like to give you a special ANNAMARIAANGELIKA discovery for your walls: You will receive a Riso print of a delightful old tree from the national park of Huaraz, Peru. DIN A4 / 21 cm x 29,7 cm; monochromatic print in teal or carmin.

New Reward:  The Feather Brooch

We a re very happy to present you our new reward. It´s a hand knitted brooch also made of our vintage silk. It´s featherlight and a colourful eycatcher for your wardrobe. Available in 9 bright colours.

Wir haben einen neuen und ganz besonderen Reward für euch.
Unsere Feather Brooch. Die Brosche ist wie unsere Featherbuns handgemacht und aus Vintageseide gestrickt. Federleicht und farbenfroh ist sie der Eycatcher für euer Outfit. In 9 verschiedenen Farben erhältlich.

  

Upcycling and Design Process

Featherbuns are inspired by traditional peruvian Featherworks. In collaboration with our knitter Rita, we developed an special upcycling knitting technique for silk scarfs. Each of our Featherbuns is manufactured with attention to detail and in careful manual work.

Featherbuns sind eine Hommage an traditionelle Federtextilien aus Peru. Gemeinsam mit unserer Strickerin Rita haben wir eine spezielle Technik entwickelt, die es uns ermöglicht, Seidentücher upzucyceln. Jedes unserer Haar-Accessoires wird mit viel Liebe zum Detail und in sorgfältiger Handarbeit von Strickerinnen in Deutschland gefertigt.

Upcycled colourful silk yarn
Upcycled colourful silk yarn

 

 

Our lovley knitter Rita
Our lovley knitter Rita

 

 

Available Featherbun Colours

As each vintage scarf is unique and the amount of scarfs we get from the vendors is often limited, we are only able to provide an approximation of the available colors. If you have any specific color requests do not hesitate to let us know and we will see what we can find for you!"

 

 

Special thanks to:

Rita Keck, Juliane Erdmann, Denis Herzog, LVR, Denis Grabe and Irvandy Syafruddin.

 

 

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

We would love to produce a small series of our one-of-a-kind Featherbuns and can´t wait to share the DIY Instructions with you. For this, we need your preorders to pay our knitters a fair wage which values their handcraft skills.

Some of you might already know as from our first successful Kickstarter Campaign in January 2016, which helped us gain a lot of valuable experience first time around.

We come well prepared: The Featherbuns collection is finished, our prototypes are a success and we have reserved all the necessary materials for the production. If our crowdfunding campaign goes through successfully, nothing should stand in the way of the prompt delivery of your Featherbuns!

But never say never. And that is why we would like to promise you this: Should it really come to an unintentional delay in our delivery time, we'll make it up to you somehow. We'll go out of our way to find a solution together.

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    FEATHERBUNS STYLING TUTORIAL

    You get free access to all of our tutorial videos. They will be published in secret backer updates during the campaign.

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    COLOURFUL "THANK YOU" POSTCARD

    You receive a handwritten note of gratitude and a colourful postcard.

    Wir sagen "Dankeschön" und senden dir eine farbenfrohe handgeschriebene Postkarte.

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    DIY INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE FEATHERBUNS

    Detailed and illustrated knitting instructions to make your own Featherbuns at home as a PDF download.

    Eine detaillierte und illustrierte Strickanleitung als PDF zum Herunterladen, mit der du deine eigenen Featherbuns zuhause machen kannst.

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    ART PRINT "PERUVIAN TREE"

    ART PRINT "Peruvian Tree" DIN A4.
    Monochromatic risoprint in dark green or carmin.

    ART PRINT "Peruvian Tree" DIN A4.
    Riso-Monochromdruck in Dunkelgrün oder Karminrot.

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    UNIQUE FEATHERBROOCH

    A hand knitted silk Featherbrooch in the colour of your choice. Measurements: 4 cm x 8 cm (Retail Value 35,00 €)

    Ein handgestrickte Feather-Brooch aus Seide in der Farbe deiner Wahl. Maße: 4 cm x 8 cm. (UVP 35,00 €)

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    UNIQUE FEATHERBUN / 30 cm

    A hand knitted silk Featherbun in the colour of your choice. Length: 30 cm. (Retail Value 39,00 €)

    Ein handgestricktes Featherbun aus Seide in der Farbe deiner Wahl. Länge: 30 cm. (UVP 39,00 €)

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    UNIQUE FEATHERBUN / 60 cm

    A hand knitted silk Featherbun in the colour of your choice. Length: 60 cm. (Retail Value 59,00 €)

    Ein handgestricktes Featherbun aus Seide in der Farbe deiner Wahl. Länge: 60 cm. (UVP 59,00 €)

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    UNIQUE FEATHER BANDEAU

    A hand knitted silk Featherbandeau in the colour of your choice. (Retail Value 59,00 €)

    Ein handgestricktes Featherbun Stirnband aus Seide in der Farbe deiner Wahl. (UVP 59,00 €)

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    UNIQUE BRIDAL FEATHERBUN / 120 cm

    One hand knitted Bridal Featherbun in the colour of your choice. XXL Length: 120 cm (Retail Value 79,00 €)

    Ein handgestricktes Featherbun aus Seide in der Farbe deiner Wahl. Extra Länge: 120 cm. (UVP 79,00 €)

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    UNIQUE FEATHERBUN SET / 30+60 cm

    Set of two hand knitted Featherbuns in the colour of your choice. Length 30 cm & 60 cm

    Zwei handgestrickte Featherbuns aus Seide in der Farbe Deiner Wahl. Länge 30 cm und 60 cm.

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    MAKE/100: CUSTOM MADE FEATHERBUN

    Limited to 100 pieces. We knit your personal Featherbun or Featherbandeau for you. Send us a silk scarf of your choice and let us know which featherbun you would like to have.

    Wir stricken dir dein persönliches Featherbun aus einem Seidentuch deiner Wahl. Schicke uns ein Tuch oder einen Schal und teile uns mit, welches Modell wir für dich anfertigen dürfen.

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    UNIQUE FEATHERBUN BRIDAL BUNDLE

    1 Bridal Featherbun plus 4 Featherbuns or Featherbandeaus of your choice. You can mix different styles and colors.

    1 Bridal Featherbun plus 4 Featherbuns oder Bandeau Featherbuns deiner Wahl.

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    UNIQUE FEATHERBUN XXL BRIDAL BUNDLE

    1 Bridal Featherbun plus 9 Featherbuns or Featherbandeaus of your choice. You can mix different styles and colours.

    1 Bridal Featherbun plus 9 Featherbuns oder Bandeau Featherbuns deiner Wahl.

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