March 1, 2012 by renee
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo is a feature-length documentary about indigo, a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for millennia. It is also about remarkable people around the globe who are reviving indigo in projects that are intended to improve life in their communities, preserve cultural integrity, improve the environment, and bring beauty to the world.
Professor Sandy Black will make an introduction and the screening will be followed by Q&A with the award-winning director Mary Lance, and Jenny Balfour-Paul author of ‘Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans’ (British Museum Press). Signed copies of Jenny’s book will be available to purchase.
The Screening will take place:
12 March 2012
5.00pm for 5.30pm start.
Running time 79mins
London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ
Open to all staff and students across University of the Arts London
Booking essential through: firstname.lastname@example.org
DogA, Hausmanns Gate 16, Oslo, Norway.
Kate Fletcher is running a photo shoot between 12:00 – 16:00 to celebrate the ‘Craft of Use’ in Oslo. Click here for more on the shoot. For more information on the project view www.localwisdom.info
March 6, 2012 by renee
The British Consulate-General in Milan and the National Chamber for Italian Fashion are hosting a seminar to study aspects that are driving change in the environmental and social sustainability fields. The afternoon will include discussions on environmental and social aspects of sustainability that are changing the fashion industry and affecting the entire production chain. Amongst the British and Italian experts and professionals presenting are Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s Dilys Williams and Alex McIntosh along with Becky Earley and Monica Hundal from the Textile Futures Research Centre who will together communicate the University of the Arts views on sustainable fashion through what they consider to be major themes and relevant case studies.
The “Sustainable Fashion: an Industry R-Evolution” event will take place on Wednesday 14th March 2012, at 2pm, at Palazzo Giureconsulti, Milan.
For more information and to view speakers profiles click here
March 7, 2012 by renee
Kate Fletcher will be presenting a talk entitled: Fashion & Sustainability, Design for Change
More information: email@example.com
Lecture: Kate Fletcher
As part of Washington University‘s Evening Lecture series, to be held in the Steinberg Auditorium
Further information available on the WU website.
March 9, 2012 by renee
Here Today Here Tomorrow invites you to the exhibition and film screening of Merel Karhof’s Wind Knitting Factory, as part of climate week.
Part sustainable research and part craftsmanship, this ingenious process of knitting uses a wind powered machine that Merel Karhof has developed. The device is designed to hang outside a building, where the wind powers the knitting machine to knit from the outside towards the inside of a building. From time to time it is ‘harvested’ and transformed into scarves which will be on view and for sale at the event. Here Today Here Tomorrow is a collaborative and experimental shop/studio that is used to make, showcase and sell sustainable fashion and accessories.
Film Screening March 14, 6:30pm-9pm
Exhibition of Wind Powered Knitted Work: 12 – 26 March
Address: 30A Balls Pond Road, Dalston, London N1 4AU
For more information on the Wind Knitting Factory Exhibition,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 02072410103 or visit Here Today Here Tomorrow
March 14, 2012 by zbeck
Pandamonium has this year challenged leading contemporary minds from the art, fashion and design worlds to create wearable sculpture to celebrate and support WWF’s Campaign for a Living Planet. Set in the heart of Hyde Park, Pandamonium will be the first event of its kind to be held within The Old Gate House. The evening will unfold with unforgettable performances, an unexpected catwalk show, dinner and champagne under the stars.
Wearable sculptures & performances by:
Stuart Haygarth & Sian Evans
Stephen Jones Millinery &
Bouke de Vries
Rowan Mersh Lisa Milroy
The North Circular (Katherine Poulton & Lily Cole)
Lucy & Jorge Orta
Prior to and during the evening there will be the opportunity to bid for the artworks and help raise funds for WWF’s vital work – safeguarding the natural world.
Tickets* (with limited edition Pandamonium book volume 2):
Individual: £175 Groups of 10:£1,600 *early booking advised as places limited
To register for tickets:Claire Choroba email@example.com
For artwork enquiries: Dea Vanagan firstname.lastname@example.org
For press enquiries:Benjamin Ward email@example.com
Curated and Supported by:
Helen Storey will be giving a talk with Prof Tony Ryan and Trish Belford at this one day symposium bringing together a panel of international artists, scientists and designers to debate and explore how they have been inspired to create new work through collaboration.
Venue: Stroud College, Stratford Road, Stroud,
Gloucestershire GL5 4AH
Date: Saturday 5 May 2012
Time: 10 am start – 5.00 pm there will be time following for informal discussion
Tickets: Full price £60 includes a light lunch & tea/coffee on arrival
Concessions: Students & Friends of SIT £40 includes light lunch
David Gates, Jane Webb & Alice Kettle
Sharon Blakey & Ismini Samanidou
Shelly Goldsmith & Annie Shaw
Rhain Solomon with guests
Catalytic Clothing’s Field of Jeans by Helen Storey will be exhibited at the ‘Hello Materials’ exhibition taking place at the Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen.
The “Hello Materials” exhibition takes a look at new materials – as well as looking at the new uses being made of ‘old’ materials. Some come into being out of a specific need, for example the need to reduce pollution, reuse existing resources or save energy. Others are more to do with comfort, luxury, status and aesthetics. Some materials are ready for use and well documented. Others, particularly ‘intelligent’ materials’, inspire awe and stimulate the imagination but create more questions than they answer.
Based on Needs and Wants, with this exhibition we wish to tell a few of the many fascinating stories about present and future materials – and give a tiny glimpse of what they will mean to society and the individual.
For more information visit the Danish Design Centre
Textile Exchange are providing Recycled Content webinars on Wednesday March 28, 2012. This FREE webinar will provide information on: Why recycled fibers are relevant in today’s market; Key terminology for recycled fibers; Recycled Natural Fibers: input, process, environmental impacts, end use; Recycled Synthetic Fibers: input, process, environmental impacts, end use and more.
Textile Exchange will offer the webinar at two different times convenience across the globe. The times are as follows.
Webinar for the Americas:
2:00pm US Eastern time
1:00pm US Central time
11:00am US Pacific time
Webinar for Europe:
2:00pm Amsterdam / Spain
Click here to register now