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SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES & MATERIALS: WHY EARTH MATTERS

  • The Townhouse 354 West 11th Street New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)

SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES & MATERIALS: WHY EARTH MATTERS

$95 general admission (for tickets please contact Chloe at chloe@edelkoortinc.com)


For too long we have ruthlessly consumed our Earth’s assets and drained it of its resources. Forests become furniture, oceans are polluted and minerals are over-mined. For future generations it is crucial to consider a new approach: a transformation from over-consumption towards sustainable development that is in harmony with nature, with increased respect for our environment and for each other. Edelkoort Inc. has created a thought-provoking trend presentation that directly connects these ideas with contemporary textiles, materials and design.

As Edelkoort explains, “This young century has brought about a moment of reflection and radical change, making up for a century of ecological abuse, consumption, greed and violence. For the first time, a post-fossil society is emerging, using natural ingredients, offering alternatives and giving us hope for the future.” Areas such as design, art, photography, fashion and textiles are increasingly driven by a new creative energy that is inspired by natural materials and sustainability. From land to sea, from forest to mountain, a wealth of ideas sprout from the Earth, analysing and cataloguing its components: transformed into new materials, recycled remnants, oxidized alloys and vegetal colours. This informative and inspiring visual presentation alerts us to consider how we over-consume Earth’s resources, but also celebrates the beauty of our planet.

Program:

3:00 EARTH MATTERS: sustainable textiles & materials

4:15 Q&A

4:20 NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH 2017

4:45 approximate end

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