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London Mela 2013: The Wishing Rail

Posted by Helen Archard Online Fashion Content Intern

27th Aug 2013

In conjunction to the fashion show, designer Neishaa Gharat is also creating an art installation for the event called "The Wishing Rail".

Neishaa said: "The initial inspiration came from a "Wishing Tree" which, in many Asian cultures, is where people tie a knot with a piece of paper or cloth with their wish written down or thought in their mind and pray to nature so that their wishes come true."

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Visitors will be able to tie their wishes for a better world on The Wishing Rail  and play a part in creating the artwork. Keeping with the spirit of Oxfam she envisions all the visitors at the London Mela 2013 will engage with her installation and 'together wish for a better world'.

Inspired by her experiences at Oxfam's hubs at Batley and Milton Point, strips of recycled textiles will be designed together to create this piece of art which will then be auctioned to support an Oxfam project in South Asia. 

Are you heading to the London Mela this weekend? Look out for the Oxfam Volunteers and make your wish for a better world.

Blog post written by Helen Archard

Online Fashion Content Intern

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