Textiles Close Up: Creative Reuse: Textile Waste and Contemporary Design

Irvington, NY & New York City
March 17, 2017

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The textile and apparel industries are among the most polluting in the world. Join TSA for a day of discussion about the future of textile recycling, and a celebration of contemporary designers who are challenging the disposable fashion paradigm by designing beautiful textiles, fashion and accessories from pre- and post-consumer textile waste.

The day will begin with a special behind-the-scenes look at Eileen Fisher’s Green Eileen recycling center in Irvington, New York. After lunch and an opportunity to visit the Eileen Fisher LAB store, we will head into Manhattan for a tour of the exhibition Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse with curators Susan Brown and Matilda McQuaid. The exhibition, on view at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, showcases the work of three designers using pre-consumer textile waste to make elegant textiles, clothing and accessories.