“Let’s Protest Patchwork!”

The mix ‘n’ match patchwork theme that we saw at Tsumori Chisato continues this autumn at Dior…

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Vikto & Rolf Upcycling

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

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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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What Is It About Textiles?

The textiles industry and its industrial legacy is central to the Industrial Revolution and capitalist dynamics expressed through cloth.  We invite textile researchers to write a history of the industrial legacy of the textiles industry from the eighteenth century to today.  Please contact us if this is something you’re interested in participating in. There is…

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Coming Up

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“The workers suffer because they never defend each other.  They’re scared of what the managers will do.” Where there is corruption there is fear.  Where there is fear there is more corruption.  How much do we tolerate and what do we want to put in place? Further reading here and here.

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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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CRAFT AND NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS – What are the Implications of Craft and Neurological Affect for 2113?

  What are the implications of craft and neurological affect for 2113?     This  Saturday’s STG seminar theme for Research, Skills Development and Discussion all focussed on textiles.  Details and booking   here.

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FAST FASHION IMPACTS and Timeless TEXTILES in One Afternoon!

Our next ground-breaking lecture combines an overview of the negative environmental impacts of fast fashion coupled with a timeless couture sewing class from Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou embroiderer, Eline Le Callennec; plus, much more in the way of sustainable textile design methodologies, analysis and discussion! Takes place in Slow Studio on December 1st at…

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The Future of Sustainable Design in the UK?!!

The Slow Textiles Group says take a good, long look at the Design Council’s thinkers of the future of sustainable design in the UK: Now practise your image analysis skills on the pics from the Design Council’s Design Summit, 2011: Lastly, Dr Emma Neuberg renames the Design Council’s Design Technology in Schools promotional video,  “Creative Britain in Reverse?,”…

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Perec For Lifelong Clarity

Click author Georges Perec’s face for one of the best books of the twentieth century on life, narratives, engineering, the human mind and consumerism.

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On the Myth of the Authentic

China copied Dutch copied Indonesian wax-printed textiles designed exclusively for the West African market over a period of 350 years. “From the 17th century onwards batiks made their appearance in West Africa. They became more widespread during the 19th century when several thousand freed slaves from the Dutch East Indian Army that had served in…

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