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Zero Waste Workshop
October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a zero waste workshop focused on critical creative thinking as we deconstruct and use up all parts of a button down shirt.
Join Heidi Leugers of Reclaimed Wool in the art and practice of creative puzzle-solving with upcycling textiles. This hands-on, brains-on workshop at Textile Hive will focus on deconstructing and reusing all parts of a tailored shirt as we engage critical thinking in regards to production, consumption, creativity, and sustainability. Cuffs, collars, seams, and the fabric itself will be reassessed for the creation of something “new.”
Participants will work collaboratively and independently to think through problems that emerge when input resources and means of production bring about thorny questions for long-term sustainability or meaningful sustainable impact. Both non-market, personal, creative expression, and the viability for income in a market economy will be considered, as well as the influence of fashion and aesthetics as we move the new “products” toward a zero waste goal.
Heidi is the producer/owner/creative force behind Reclaimed Wool, a studio and business that produces thousands of items a year while practicing zero waste since 1998.
Portland Textile Month only happens one month out of the year and we have more events than we can list. So the TextileX-change has been created to serve as a year-round companion site. Both community platforms provide a space to share ideas, histories, knowledge, commerce, and practices across cultures and generations.
TextileXchange serves as a primary hub to foster this inspired exchange throughout the Portland textile community and beyond. We hope you’ll join us!
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In only 15 months, PTM has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
We've organized two festivals with over 120 events—representing the diversity of textile interests and practices. And we've galvanized makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing.
PTM would not have been possible without the dedication of a core group of committed volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community. We hope to continue building PTM and TextileXchange as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come. And that's where you come in.
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