The theme of Issue No. 2 is Kinship and the articles, essays and columns are weaving together the shared experiences of different crafting communities.
TAUKO Magazine is a 128-page collectable. 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.
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.
- 10 sewing patterns from international designers. Including two zero waste patterns.
- Maker story by New York based surface designer Dita W. Yolashasanti
- Essay by designer and vintage collector Jesus Herrera
- Column by craftivista Betsy Greer
- Interview with Sámi joik artists Hildá Länsman and Ulla Pirttijärvi
- Article about Gee’s Bend Quilters
- Craft letter from Ankara by Nisan Aktürk
- Book recommendations