VOGUE CELEBRATES 100

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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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ALEXANDRA GERSTEIN PRESENTS ‘THE FREE GEOMETRY OF OMEGA WORKSHOPS TEXTILES 1913-1919’

We’re delighted to announce that Alexandra Gerstein, curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Courtauld Gallery, London, is presenting an exclusive paper to the Slow Textiles Group on 27th April 2013. As curator of Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913 – 19, one of her specialisms is the Omega Workshops, twentieth century…

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Pattern, Textiles & Fashion on Film

Quentin Jones for Kenzo Pre-Fall 2012 You may have noticed here recently that the Slow Textiles Group embrace animation and film narratives for textiles. This is because textiles manifest time and story-telling in their very DNA.  Even digital code is textiles inasmuchas each pixel echoes the needlepoint stitch or punchcard hole in order to make the…

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FAST FASHION IMPACTS and Timeless TEXTILS 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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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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