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TEXTILE TUESDAY: Natural Fiber Welding
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm| $10
Plants. Not Plastic.
Many people are acutely aware of the environmental downside of using leather. It is also clear that plastic-based synthetic leathers are also not environmentally friendly alternatives. Natural Fiber Welding, Inc, from Illinois has developed an all natural, biodegradable, truly vegan leather. At the core of this technology is the belief that nature already provides a diverse palette of plant, which each bring unique material properties. Through proprietary closed-loop technologies, NFW is able to combine diverse plant-based ingredients (e.g., hemp, recycled cotton, vegetable matter) together to create amazing new materials that are tunable for a variety of applications.
4pm presentation begins
5pm audience questions
6pm end of event
General public: $10
Are you thinking about how to incorporate sustainability into your designs? We work with designers to provide them with a general overview of sustainable manufacturing principles— with particular expertise in apparel. Based on your needs, we can advise on both specific sourcing requirements or basic understanding of production for soft or hard goods. Book a consult with us to learn more.