Panel

Circularity in Fashion: Breaking it Down & Connecting the Dots

Join us in this discussion to talk about the topic of circularity - where to start, what questions to ask, and get pragmatic advice 

Date: Wednesday, July 28 2021

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: 224 E 11th St. 90015, 7th Floor

Ruth Kelly - VP of Raw Materials, Sweaty Betty / Head of Materials Sseams 

Nava Esmailizadeh - Ambercycle Brand Ambassador 

John Langan - Technical Creative Designer Matthew Sorona, 

 

 

Workshops 

Mimaki Digital Textile Printing Workshop

Space is limited, sign up here to reserve your spot!

Come join us to see Mimaki's complete portfolio of textile printing and finishing solutions at their textile innovation center. The workshop will feature a series of live demonstrations, where attendees can sample their own design on a wide variety of textiles. The presentation will cover key benefits and latest developments in textile printing. ​Registered attendees will receive an email to select two fabrics to sample. Fabric Selections includes silk, rayons, cotton, poly silk chiffon, poly lycra, & a cotton canvas tote bag. Lunch will also be provided at 12pm. Sign up below and we will reach out to you about your fabric selection & design file requirements. Groups welcome!

Presented At: Mimaki Textile Innovation Center
Date: Thursday, August 5 2021
Time: 10:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: 150 West Walnut St. Suite 100 Gardena, CA 90248

 

Natural Dyeing Workshop with The Good Jean 

Space is limited, sign up here to reserve your spot!

 

Date: Wednesday, July 28 2021

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: 224 E 11th St. 90015, 7th Floor

 

Overview

In this introduction to natural dyeing, we’ll discuss the principles of natural dye and explore the range of colors that can be achieved.  This workshop will focus on plant dyes that have a history of healing and wellness, looking at the benefits natural dye plants have to offer beyond color.  This concept of herbal dyeing takes into consideration medicinal properties of the plant in hopes that some of the benefits will transfer to the wearer - a beautiful idea that has a lot of relevance coming off a year where we are valuing our health more than ever. Participants will be provided t shirts to dye and swatches & yarns which they can keep or contribute to the preface mending workshop.  Or bring your own thing to be dyed!

About your instructor:

With a background in design and denim, Lisa has spent her career working in Los Angeles and is currently the Design Director at Citizens of Humanity.  But being a long-time environmentalist, her conflicting interests in sustainability and working in the fashion industry clashed and ultimately resulted in a solo 5-week trip to Antarctica (maybe the last environmentally pristine place on earth).  Since coming back, sustainability has been the priority of all her projects, and “The Good Jean” is her consulting studio where she combines her design background with a passion for r&d in the field of sustainability.  She explores and practices topics such as natural dyes, material health and science, and designing for circularity.

Mending Workshop with Carlyn Clark

Space is limited, sign up here to reserve your spot!

Date: Thursday, July 29 2021

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: 224 E 11th St. 90015, 7th Floor

This workshop will explore hand stitching and embroidery techniques emphasizing textile repair and mending.  

Garment repair has become much more than a chore. Add pattern and texture through embellishment as seen in Indian Kantha and Japanese Boro traditions.  Instead of throwing away a torn or damaged piece of clothing or fabric participants will be shown how the damage offers the opportunity to create a new surface design enhancing the beauty of an object while creating a story relaying it's history. During the workshop we will take time to think about and explore the versatility and strength of embroidery for mark making, emphasizing the slow, meditative rhythm of hand stitching and the pleasure of having time to make and mend.

 

NOTE: Please bring something to be mended as well as any textile scraps / patches you'd like to use. Some fabric scraps will be provided.