Digital & Handmade Strategies

Fashion & Code is a creative studio founded by designer & technologist Cecilia Palmér. We develop future-minded concepts and products for the digital and physical realm, connected to our key topics open source, sustainability, crafts & digitalisation. We are based between Berlin (DE) and Bergen (NL) and work internationally.

Current Projects

The Craft Atlas

The Craft Atlas is an online platform presenting and mapping traditional and contemporary textile crafts worldwide. It is a growing, digital collection of craft techniques and the artisans that practice them, presented as a visual-first atlas, knowledge base and source of aesthetic inspiration.

This non-profit initiative aims to preserve and develop craft techniques and knowledge, as an essential part of our intangible cultural heritage, and as a contribution to sustainable development, responsible digitalisation and intercultural cooperation in the crafts and creative industries.

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RCKSCK Glocal Goods

RCKSCK is a craft couture brand co-designed between Berlin & Dhaka.

We aim to foster new heritage through premium backpacks with impact by employing craftswomanship, a transparent local value chain & sustainability innovation.

Launching soon on Kickstarter.



Webinar, July 16, 2020
Craft Atlas – Craftsmanship, Heritage & Cultural Identity. Lecture for LOCAL INTERNATIONAL IV social design + crafts by weißensee kunsthochschule berlin and Goethe Institut Dhaka

Salon, April 30, 2020 Cancelled
Open Source Strategien fĂĽr eine neue Modekultur. Guest lecture by Cecilia PalmĂ©r at Lucerne School of Art and Design, Lucerne, CH

Masterclass, January 15, 2020
circularity.ID Masterclass—Panel with and partners re:newcell, H&M and Texaid. Moderated by Cecilia PalmĂ©r at Fashionsustain conference at NEONYT, Berlin

Talk, Nov 10, 2019
Trends in sustainable fashion: how digitalisation drives craft, circularity and responsible consumption. Talk by Cecilia PalmĂ©r at The Ethical Assembly, Lisboa


Podcast/Panel discussion
The NeoNew Customer – How rental services work. The rise of rental fashion can be observed: So, is the ownership of fashion an outdated concept? 
Moderated by Cecilia PalmĂ©r. With Thekla Wilkening (Stay Awhile), Ludovic Quinault (SKFK), Sarah Herms (Tchibo) and Robina von Stein (RE-NT) talk about their rental services, their experiences, and the future of retail, circular and sharing economy at NEONYT Berlin.

DIE BIOPIONIERE | Kluge Köpfe und Innovationen
Der Black Friday steht vor der Tür. Zeit, noch mehr zu shoppen! Trotz Corona. – Nachhaltig ist das nicht. Davon ist Cecilia Palmér überzeugt. Die Designerin setzt bewussten Konsum gegen Fast Fashion. Sie kämpft für eine Mode, die sich den sozialen und ökologischen Problemen der Textilindustrie annimmt. Im Podcast erzählt Cecilia wie das funktioniert. Recycling und Upcycling, Handwerk und Digitalität gehen Hand in Hand.

Collaboration is Key

We are proud to collaborate with outstanding partners such as circular.fashionschmidttakahashiKaleidoscope BerlinNEONYTDesignerdeutschBohm Bohm RoomTactical Technology Collective and Future Fashion Forward e.V./Fashion Revolution