Selvedge Wardrobe Revolution Weekend Symposium 2022
We are at a critical point in human history. The need to adopt sustainable and environmentally friendly practises has never been so important - especially regarding our fashion and textile choices. This is no easy task and will require a community effort that is both local and global - intimately interconnected. We are bringing together pioneers of slow design and textile activists who are working to reinvent the way we think about and produce clothing. Presentations will look at methods of repairing, mending and recycling our clothing; innovative industry-led initiatives to produce carbon-neutral clothing on an industrial scale; and Indigenous knowledge systems and practices of textile making. We hope to inspire you to find ways of reducing your own clothing carbon footprint, as well as contributing to finding new ways of rethinking the global fashion system.
List of speakers:
Dr Alison Gwilt is an author, researcher and Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research examines innovative design methods and approaches that enable the fashion and textiles community, from educators, to producers, and consumers, to adopt more circular and sustainable practices.
Amy Twigger Holroyd
Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd is a designer, maker, researcher and writer, and Associate Professor of Fashion and Sustainability at Nottingham School of Art and Design and leads the Fashion Fictions project.
Arianne is the creative director and co-founder of The New Denim Project - the latest and most innovative sustainable textile laboratory and workshop within Iris Textiles.
Crispina Ffrench is a Textile Alchemist recycling discarded clothing, manufacturers’ waste and silkscreen printing to empower, teach, and share her connection to living an environmentally sensitive creative life.
Hanna Rose Shell
Hanna Rose Shell, a historian, image maker, and the author of Shoddy: From Devil’s Dust to the Renaissance of Rags, about the secret lives of textile waste.
Jane believes in the power of adaptation in the natural world and her own. She is the founder of Textile Beat, author of Slow Clothing: finding meaning in what we wear, and applies permaculture principles in the wardrobe through a focus on natural fibres, regenerating agency and living simply.
Joanne teaches fashion illustration and design process at Kent State University. She began her career as a fashion stylist and worked as a photographer before becoming a professor. Her current work focuses on finding value in the discarded.
For the past twenty years, Karen Lukacs has responded to the plethora of discarded textiles, remaking demin jeans using traditional mending techniques, inventive surface design, and piecing techniques.
Luisa Cevese's principle is simple: ‘I love waste, working with waste’. She began creating textiles for fashion and interiors in 1984. In 1996 she started the Riedizioni Project, where she re-appropriates post-production and post-consuming materials.
Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed. She has two decades of experience working at the intersection of ecology, fibre systems and regional economic development.
Creator of the MODA.DOC América Latina project, Rodrigo is a Brazilian who works as an international model and film producer.
Studio Brieditis & Evans
Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans are textile designers and artisans, based in Stockholm, Sweden. They work with textile art, design and craft and have collaborated since 2002 as Studio Brieditis & Evans with projects focusing on textile recycling and sustainability.
Dr. Tierney Thys is co-founder of the non-profit Around the World in 80 Fabrics, a National Geographic Explorer, biologist, author, filmmaker and Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences.
Vivienne Richmond is a historian of non-elite textiles, dress and needlework, a collector of ‘chicken linen’ and mid-twentieth-century textiles, and an advocate of visible mending.
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All online talks are non-refundable.