Arlette Ngung is an artist and pattern maker inspired by tradition, sustainability, weaving together of old and new practices. She is devoted to the preservation and reinterpretation of traditional African textile and natural dyeing techniques and a passion is protecting and sharing the historical heritage of African art.
Her background plays a huge role in her work. From the colourful prints and cultural history of eastern and central Africa, to the use of a visual literacy approach, which uses textiles as a story-telling, she explores the world and aims to inspire societal change.
Arlette was profiled for her vegan approach to art workshops in interviews with CBC Radio Canada and was featured in Selvedge Magazine.
Her credentials include a degree in Fashion Design/Patternmaking from the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York and a Certificate in Computer-Aided Design from Formamod, Paris, France.