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Sustainability in Textiles

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2018
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Jefferson East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Hayward Hall Textile Design Studio #005
Philadelphia, 19144


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Arts & Culture
Fashion Design
Interior Design

Sustainable textile design created by Nina Nickerson. Photo by Marcia Weiss.

Sustainability in Textiles:  The Jefferson Textile Design programs are hosting a two-day symposium on sustainable textiles: from conceptual design through production, manufacturing of the finished product and reuse/repurpose/recycling opportunities. Join invited guests, faculty, staff and students for presentations, discussions and exhibits exploring sustainability in textiles.  @TextileDesignatJefferson #TheThreadStartsHere

Featured speakers Wednesday 10/10:

9am--Laura Sansone "NYS Regional Textiles: The Spirit of Place"

11am--Hemp Black Research Team (Michael Savarie, Isabella Siravo, Lauren McGrath, Regan Marriner) "Hemp: An Eco-Experience"

1pm--Scott Kravet "Kravet: Sustainability in Textiles"

3pm--Manisha Patel "AATCC, Sustainability and Member Benefits"

Featured Speakers Thursday 10/11:

9:30am--Orkan Telhan, Biorealize, "Microbes Meet Forward-thinking Fashion"

11:30am--Joy Alaoui, MTL, "“Sustainability:  the realities an American specialty weaving mill faces striving to achieve both definitions of the word”