Ever wonder where you can find hundreds of people, from around the world discussing the history, artistry and innovations in textiles? The Textile Society of America’s bi-annual conference is the place for textile arts enthusiasts. We were thrilled to discover all the incredible people, crafts and ideas exchanged at their 2010 meeting, held in Lincoln, Nebraska. The next symposium is scheduled for September 19-22 in Washington, D.C., an interesting time and place to discuss “the ways politics influence the aesthetics, production, materials, uses, and myriad other aspects of textiles.” Read an excerpt from HVC’s founder’s review of the keynote address, which highlights the work of Sheila Kennedy and her work with the innovations in sustainable textile design. Continue reading
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Via O+M Co.
MANHATTAN—Eco Fashion creeps up on you in the most unexpected places. In Manhattan, the epicenter of style in the US, it’s possible to stumble into boutiques or even your local H&M store and get a sense of current trends in sustainable clothing and textile production. But who could imagine that just off-Broadway, in the Westside Theater at 407 West 42nd Street, the reading of Love, Loss, and What I Wore would signal the arrival of Eco Fashion on stage? Continue reading
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From May 26- November 13, 2010 at The Museum at FIT in Manhattan
Eco Fashion is a hot topic in the world of art and style right now and the exhibit, Eco Fashion, Going Green’s appearance has only affirmed Eco Fashion’s importance in New York City. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), founded in 1944 as a part of the New York State University system, opened a show last week entitled Eco Fashion Going Green at their Textile History Gallery at Seventh Avenue at 27th Street in NYC. This show, organized by Jennifer Farley and Colleen Hill is a BIG nod to Eco Fashionistas, Sustainable Designers and Stylists around the world, since its home at FIT broadcasts that Eco Fashion is here to stay. For those of you HVC readers who won’t be able to hit up this exhibit, here’s a brief synopsis to wet your palette. Take a look and then go out there and inspire your local textile, fashion or fine art institution to develop a show based on Eco Fashion. You never know what you can create !
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