Panel: Caring Textiles
EG02, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington NSW 2021
+61 2 8936 0888
The textiles industry has undergone significant acceleration through the mechanisation of previously handmade processes. However, this capacity for mass-production has also led to a 'fast fashion' business model that cares little for growing social and environmental impacts.
This panel focuses on interrogating the connections between textiles and care: through circular interventions, social inclusion and material preservation. Hear from not-for-profit organisations, research-led designers, and industry experts in Australia and the Netherlands who are leading the textiles field to care for people, the planet, and valuable material resources.
Margot Chevalier, Research and Development, i-did, Netherlands
Marina Toeters, Fashion Tech Farm, Netherlands
Zoltan Csaki, Cofounder, Citizen Wolf, Australia
Kate Clugston, Partnerships and Development Manager, The Social Outfit, Australia
Omer Soker, CEO, Charitable Recycling Australia
Guests will have the opportunity to engage with the panel in a concluding Q&A session.
Following the panel session, guests are invited to join industry networking drinks and canapes, and to view a series of textile exhibitions.
At UNSW Galleries: Join co-curator Catherine Woolley for an exhibition tour of 'Pliable Planes: Expanded Textiles & Fibre Practices' and view the work of Liz Williamson in 'Weaving Eucalypts Project'.
At AD Space: 2021 Commercial Textiles student exhibition, and the Higher Degree Research students textiles work-in-progress
You are also invited to tour UNSW’s new industry-focused Textile Studio.
Presented in conjunction with the inaugural UNSW ADA Textiles Week, and in partnership with Consulate-General of the Netherlands and UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture.