Repair and Re-dye: Breathe new life into old textiles through sewing and dyeing
Add new life to your old textiles through mending and dyeing. Bring your tattered and worn favorite garments and try mending techniques from traditional japanese sashiko, felting, or improvisational stitching. Indigo vats will be available for on site dipping. Learn about the economic benefits and the shift in consumer behavior from disposable fashion to one of personally embedded value. Through sharing knowledge, materials, we build a community of caring and move toward a sustainable future. All levels welcome, bring your garments and supplies, some additional material available in the workshop. Pre-registration is encouraged as this event has limited capacity.
Morning Session 11 am - 1 pm
Afternoon session 2 pm - 4 pm
Laura Sansone is a textile designer, activist, and consultant. She is the creator of Textile Lab, a design and consulting company that supports environmentally responsible textile methods, and regional systems of production. Laura is currently an Assistant Professor of Textiles at Parsons The New School For Design. She has developed initiatives that bring NY designers and farmers together with the goal of creating products that have social and environmental value. Textile Lab’s NYS Regional Textile Initiative is a collection of locally sourced and produced yarns and textiles that are intended to link apparel, product and interior designers to the regional network of farms and fiber processing mills; including spinning, weaving and knitting. This initiative is recognized internationally as a significant economic revitalization effort on the East Coast of the US. In addition, she has designed woven textiles for the following companies: Maharam, New York, NY, American Silk Mills, New York, NY and Burlington House Fabrics, New York, NY.
Donna Maione is a designer, artist, educator and sustainability consultant focused on system change and closed loop design. She continuously seeks to improve the creative and business process to adapt to the environment.
She was the founding designer of her own clothing line and had designed for national brands. Currently, she serves as a sustainable development consultant for Brick by Brick Partners, an NGO committed to improving lives in rural communities in Uganda, There, she advises on program development, training and implementation of strategy and policy. She teaches Sustainable Systems part-time at Parsons The New School For Design, and is a visual artist exploring environmental, ethical and practical issues in the textile industry.
Donna holds an MS in Organizational Change Management, and a Certificate in Sustainability Strategies from The New School. She studied at NYU and has a BA with a concentration in Organizational Behavior, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology with an AAS with a specialization in Knitwear Design.