Selvedge World Fair Updateby Selvedge Team
Image: Crafts Council.
We are excited to announce more members of the selection committee for Selvedge World Fair 2021. Taking place over five days 31 August - 4 September 2021, the fair will celebrate handmade textiles and makers from more than fifty countries. If you are a maker, we warmly encourage you to apply. Applying and exhibiting are free for artisans and applications are open until the end of the year. The textile experts reviewing applications will include Alberto Cavalli, Executive Director of the Michelangelo Foundation, Rosy Greenlees OBE, Executive Director of the Crafts Council and Clare Press, host and founder of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast.
Image: Alberto Cavalli. Photo: Laila Pozzo © Michelangelo Foundation
Alberto Cavalli is the Executive Director of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship (Geneva) and the General Director of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte (Milan). He is also a professor at the Milan Politecnico University and at the Creative Academy where, in addition to teaching, he runs seminars on the artistic crafts. He is the curator of the event "Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future." Cavalli has been a member of the jury of the Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’Intelligence de la main by the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller in France.
Clare Press is a podcaster, sustainable fashion expert, author and presenter. Her Wardrobe Crisis podcast launched in July 2017 and is now in its fifth series. She also co-hosts the UN’s Ethical Fashion podcast. As a journalist, her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Times (UK) and Business of Fashion. She has worked for Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar, and more recently pioneered the role of sustainability editor at Australian Vogue. Clare’s books include Wardrobe Crisis (2016) and Rise & Resist, How to Change the World (2018). She is an ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative, and sits on the advisory boards of Fashion Revolution and Fashion Roundtable.
Image: Clare Press.
Rosy Greenlees, OBE, has been Executive Director of the Crafts Council since 2006. A national charity, the Crafts Council is committed to championing the role of craft and its positive impact on society; increasing levels of craft education at all ages and to growing the market for craft: enabling people to make a good living. Rosy is a member of the Creative Industries Council and a Trustee of Creative & Cultural Skills and was President of the World Crafts Council until December 2020. She is a Fellow of the RSA and Honorary Fellow of Arts University Bournemouth and the City and Guilds of London College of Art.