Hudson Valley Textile Tour: Design Library - NY Textile Lab - Little Creek Alpaca Farm
NYTM is proud to announce the first Hudson Valley Textile Tour. Organized by NYTM (including transportation), this will be a rare opportunity to see some of the most exciting textile related activity in the Hudson Valley.
Design Library: This will be the first time the Design Library will open its doors to the public. The Design Library has the world’s largest and best organized collections of documentary fabrics. From original paintings to wallpapers, embroideries and yarn dyes, their collection numbers over seven million designs. The collections date from the 1750s to the present and are sorted into over 1200 categories for easy access. The move to Wappingers Falls from Vermont unlocked vast sections of the collection. At last, the entire archive was united under one roof and fully accessible to clients.
New York Textile Lab Is a design and consulting company. They design yarns and textiles that connect designers to fiber producers and mills to help grow an economically diverse textile supply ecosystem. The resources that they provide give designers agency to make better decisions about their social and environmental investments. Their textiles embody deep value through their sourcing and production practices. The fibers they use are grown on healthy, climate beneficial soil within their region, and they partner with mills and manufacturers that are local, transparent, and ethical.
Little Creek Alpaca Farm: Join a conversation about the Carbon Farm Initiative over local wine and cheese. Regenerative textile systems represent a positive approach to material sourcing and a solution to reverse climate change. These systems actively rebuild soil health during the growing and processing of yarns used in textiles. The restored health of our soil supports the sequestration of carbon which mitigates the harmful effects of climate change.