How’re Your Patches Coming Along?

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Print An Old T-shirt

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HOW WILL YOU WEAR YOURS?

With embroidered patches all over the international catwalks for Fall 2016, why not learn to make your own with machine-embroidery and hand-stitch with us on 16th April at 1.30pm at Textiles Hub London and webinar?

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Save the date: Nov 8th and 16th 2013 – our next exhibition and symposium

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FOUNDATION OF TEXTILES HUB LONDON

What happens when a group of Royal College of Art Textile graduates house their vision under one roof and open it to the public? Find out at || TEXTILES HUB LONDON SOFT LAUNCH PARTY || 7th December 2013,  7 – 10pm at SLOWstudio!  

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#SlowTextilesStudio Resources Library Coming Soon!

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1200 Textile Designers Graduate in the UK this Week

Cambodian textile workers took to the streets to protest their low wages on 1st May 2013 and some of them were fired by Nike within a month.   Last month Cambodian textile workers took to the streets for their May Day demonstrations on work, pay and conditions.  One of them is seen here holding up…

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Garment Factory in Flames on May 8th 2013

Worker looks through Atmosphere (PRIMARK) and Cedarwood State stock at the Tung Hai sweater factory, Bangladesh, on May 9th 2013. On May 8th another garment factory went up in flames in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fortunately, the fire broke out in the middle of the night so that garment workers were not there. However, a meeting was…

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New Social Textiles – Interpsychic Effects Made Visible!

The Slow Textiles Group is delighted to announce the start of the first interpsychic, participatory textile design ever created. It began in situ at Kingsate Gallery London on 19th April 2013 at The Geometrics Opening Event! Conceived by Geraldine Peclard and Dr Emma Neuberg it introduces group analytic language to textiles practice. Come see the…

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STG Members Feature in Stylus

Slow Textiles Group members were interviewed about their vision and promotion of the cultural shift in re-animating making, revitalising education, sharing and upskilling collectively, relational working methods and their positive health and entrepreneurial effects. Look out for it here Stylus.

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UK Government Policy on Sustainability and Ethical Practice

Carbon footprint of this missile coming. The British Trident Ballistic Missile System is revitalised in 2010 for another generation of anxiety, impotence and fear. What does it mean to teach Sustainable Thinking & Ethical Practice in institutions of learning when nation leaders promote killing machines in lieu of negotiation and humanitarianism? For insight into nuclear…

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PEOPLE AS FABRIC

  These extraordinary images show the performers at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in China in 2008.   Although designed to be creative spectacle for visual and televisual impact, they point to a political and philosophical paradigm; one that we often feel but do not see in the West.  Statisticians sometimes show us…

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NEW #FASHIONautobiography ON SOCIAL MEDIA

An invitation to add to a growing collection of material stories.  Inspired by Charles Darwin’s nephew, George Darwin’s 1872 paper “Development in Dress”, this online collection is part of a research project to create “biographies in dress” where clothes are read as biographies of gender, social climate, biological development, geographic location, personal change and cultural…

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Working in Groups:

Kuna women doing their applique, 2004. Slow Textiles not only generate timeless artefacts but they expand time.   Engaged in contained, communal process, time stops and all that is slow flows in.   This is our first post and our vision for the Slow Textiles platform is to offer a space, physical, mental and virtual,…

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