Fashion is a hierarchical business. This results in mass-consumption and mass-waste. We offer workshops, meet-ups, ideas and, soon, downloadable ebooks to inspire unique ideas and interpretations of fabric, print, pattern, designs, stories and embellishments to support people in intervening, designing, making, prolonging and altering their own.
Our hands-on workshops encourage a social space for personal development, learning and practice of skills, reflection and old and new textile techniques. Where dialogue flows, complexity grows!
Counter Generalised Business Knowledge
Why is business training and mentoring only for generalised business activity? We offer bespoke business knowledge that incorporates new business model teaching, textile specific knowledge and sustainable design tools for any stage in a company’s life and evolution. Not only is this far more successful in building exciting businesses but it seeds cutting edge research and business models in our clients’ training. Start my Bespoke Training now!
By incorporating Depth Learning in all our events, we consider the environmental, progressive, regressive, historic, technological and future implications of design and craft, their making and language in a holistic framework. Invoke connectivity and revoke denial!
Counter Elitist Research
Why does it cost upwards of US$50,000 to do a research degree in the UK? Why is research so exclusive? Why do we have to pay hundreds of dollars for research reports and conferences? All Slow Textiles Group events and work aim to shake this up. We pride ourselves on the hundreds of outputs published and dozens of awards gained by members of the Slow Textiles Group so far. Find out how you can too at one of our monthly get-togethers.
Creative practice is often a solitary activity that takes place with few words before, during, even after. Marketing too seems ever more ‘me me me’ through social media. The Slow Textiles Group’s work brings differentiated interpretations and structures to the fore, giving an individual and collective voice to different maker experiences, stories, perspectives, insights, visions, frameworks, needs and desires – in situ and broadcast live online. Choose communication not isolation!
Health and Well-being
Working in a group offers connectedness and sharing which elevates mood, motivation and internal and cultural connectivity which, in turn, promote exponential ripple effects. Yay, show me the science!
Our creative events and group tasks are designed to generate a space in which to share knowledge, liberate expression and support individual and group textiles and materials science practice. We are in the process of extending this out online to meet and connect with people everywhere. Dare to share!