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Dear Textile Friends,
 
What a special festival PTM 2020 was. Thank you as always for your support and participation in the most challenging of times. We were overjoyed by the connections made and the creative resilience on display throughout the festival. The need for repair and reuse, of course, does not end now and we hope you will join us as we continue to explore the subject and create thoughtful programs and content throughout the coming months on our community platform, the TextileXchange. As we give gratitude for what we were able to share together, our attention turns toward the horizon and setting a course for 2021. 
 
We are excited to announce and explore the theme of New Traditions for PTM 2021.
 
In this moment of rapid transformation what do we preserve and build upon and what do we rethink and rebuild anew? How can we transform our textile practices, collections, materials, businesses, institutions, and educational systems to serve a more inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and connected purpose? What is the future we want to weave together and how do we build it together? Our continued goal for next year’s festival will be to engage, share ideas, histories, knowledge, experiences, and practices across myriad cultures, viewpoints, and generations. We are excited to explore this topic with you and see what New Traditions we can create together.
 
With gratitude and admiration,
 
The PTM Team.

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10.3

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Virtual Panel | Free

Felt, a Panel

A panel discussion between felter Xander Griffith, Pat Sparks, and international felter, Ariane Mariane.

Saturday, October 3 10:00am-11:00pm

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10.12

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Virtual Panel | Free

The Future of Sustainability in Fashion Textiles

The fashion industry produces vast amounts of waste. This panel offers industry expert perspectives on more sustainable practices.

Monday, October 12 5:00pm-6:00pm

Date of Event:

10.14

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Virtual Panel | Free

GLEAN Panel

A panel discussion with four previous GLEAN artist participants centered around reuse and repair.

Wednesday, October 14 5:00pm-6:00pm

Date of Event:

10.15

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Virtual Panel | Free

Stitching History: The Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt

A panel discussion on the significance of the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commemorative Quilt and 15 women who made it.

Thursday, October 15 12:00pm-1:00pm

Date of Event:

10.15

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Virtual Panel | Free

Textile Reuse Panel

Join the AC+D program for a panel discussion centered around fiber, reuse and sustainability.

Thursday, October 15 6:00pm-7:00pm

Date of Event:

10.22

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Virtual Panel | Free

Stitching Justice: Social Justice + Textiles

A social justice+textiles panel discussion with the founders of 25Million Stitches, the Social Justice Sewing Academy, and…

Thursday, October 22 5:00pm-6:00pm

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Date of Event:

11.12

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Virtual Panel | Free

Community Collaboration a Panel Discussion

A panel discussion featuring the four distributed community projects of PTM 2020.

Thursday, November 12 6:00pm-7:30pm

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