Es Trenc, and it’s otherworldly mounds of salt, are among the best of Mallorca’s local offerings in my opinion. In the coming months and seasons, I’ll be jumping into some work with local artisan projects – Llanatura and its sheep-to-product vertical wool business is among them. A few posts on the material of wool itself are coming soon, both highlighting it’s properties as a masterful renewable material and it’s sorry fate in last decades being burned due to the high cost of processing. I see this clearly – working with small, nimble, independent enterprises is one good answer to the global crisis we face in earth’s sustainability. Thoughtfully designed, carefully made items in small batches are the new essential, and to me the biggest luxury. Giving more people creative agency to express themselves through their wares, giving natural materials precedence, creating sustainable, if not zillionaire-producing livelihoods for many who wish to step into independent entrepreneurialism – this is where it’s at. More on this subject soon as well, as I prepare both in-person programs and online courses to galvanize all this !