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TEXTILE TUESDAY: Huston Textile Co.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm| $10
Huston Textile Co. began with a fascination for vintage, American-made machinery that soon evolved into a passion for recreating heirloom fabrics. All of their textiles are American-made in California from natural, American-grown raw materials. As the only selvage fabric maker left in the United States, they are proud to take part in the resurgence of vintage-quality fabrics and the revival of American textile production.
From Huston Textile Co.: “We infuse a thoughtful, farm-to-fabric approach into everything we make. Working very closely with our suppliers, we start with the finest domestically grown raw materials, like organic cotton from West Texas and wool from Northern California. These responsibly-farmed materials are then transported to our spinner to be made into the highest standard of yarn and thread. From there some yarns are kept their beautiful natural shades, while others are dyed responsibly with natural botanical colors or low impact dyes. Next, the yarns are put on cones and shipped to our facility. We warp, beam and weave these yarns into sturdy, highly crafted selvage fabrics that include denim, chambray, canvas, car curtain (also known as shade cloth), union cloth and pincheck. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, small-batch and bespoke cloth while sourcing natural fibers from the US to make a truly high-quality American-made product reminiscent of the golden age of textiles.”
About Ryan Huston…in his words:
“Following my service in the United States Army, my wife Kat and I decided to build a business that truly reflects what the American Dream means to us. After the birth of our first child, we founded Huston Textile Co. inside our home garage in the fall of 2012. A few years later we opened shop in a converted military hangar just outside of Sacramento, California.
We have done a great deal of Research and Development to achieve our vision to make high quality, small-batch cloth, using vintage American-made machines. The journey has been a true labor of love, from locating the machinery, to restoring it to its original working state; while at the same time using U.S. sourced raw materials.
Growing up in a single parent household I was privileged to watch my mom find ways to support us; in this process she taught me how to sew. When I combined the skills, she taught me with my natural curiosity for understanding and fixing machines weaving just seemed to fit seamlessly. The art of fabric design, construction, and vintage American made machinery brought a spark of life to my dreams.
At Huston Textile Company, we hope to reignite the domestic textile industry while sharing our knowledge about textiles and their environmental impact to ensure a healthy future for all.”
4pm presentation begins
5pm audience questions
6pm end of event
General public: $10
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