Selvedge is about to undertake its most ambitious event to date. In September 2020 we will be partnering with the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market to bring a version of that event, The Selvedge World Fair, to London. Staged by our not-for-profit Selvedge Foundation, this will be a three-day celebration of textiles, where a curated group of world-renowned artisans will share their skills, and show and sell their work.
Selvedge is unashamedly biased towards the handmade. This bias is at the heart of what we bring to our readers, and our workshops, socials and fairs are built around a passion for nurturing and promoting makers. The artisans we will bring to London for the World Fair will be of the highest possible standards and we are working with museum curators, academics and retail experts to ensure the quality, variety and integrity of our offering. The Selvedge World Fair is not only for textile aficionados - it will be a vibrant celebration of cloth, a festival that engages a new audience with the importance of the fabric of all our lives.
The potential impact of an event like this is huge - from supporting the creative economy to preserving endangered crafts. But in order to bring the Selvedge World Fair to life, our Foundation needs to raise funds to cover the costs of staging the event and to enable our artisans to travel to and to stay with us in London. This is why I am asking for your support. Please consider donating to our campaign - we would be hugely grateful for any donation, however large or small. Every donation received will bring us one step closer to staging this extraordinary exhibition.
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