Black Diamond College
100% SILK x u’s fundraising collaboration

u’s is constructing a new, purpose built space in the small town of Black Diamond, Alberta.

Building on a relationship that began with 100% SILK’s 2018 show at 67 Steps, we have connected again to collaborate on these handwoven trousers that are an homage to rural art utopias of yesteryear while also fundraising for u’s future space.

The material for each pair of made-to-order Black Diamond College trousers is handloomed from cotton in a technique traditional to the Volta region of Ghana. Woven in 3" strips and joined by hand by master weaver Bob Dennis Ahiagble for 100% SILK. Since 2003, Bob has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the only living master Ewe kente weavers, championing kente as an intangible heritage product.

We will be producing a limited edition of 6 pairs.

All proceeds from the Black Diamond College trousers go directly towards construction costs of the new u’s location. 


location: Black Diamond, Alberta
model: Laura F Morel
photos: Stacey Watson