Natural and Synthetic Dyeing in Textiles Today
May 4, 2012
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center,
66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Reserved seating required on http://coloringfashion.eventbrite.com
As part of the annual Parsons Festival, The School of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design is pleased to announce Coloring Fashion: Natural and Synthetic Dyeing in Textiles Today. This one day seminar features international experts and discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of historic and contemporary natural and synthetic dyeing.
Leaders of the textile, clothing, and fashion sectors are aiming for more ethical, less environmentally harmful, and more socially equitable practices, yet what that involves insofar as textile dyeing is concerned remains difficult to assess. This seminar will explore the matrix of economic, environmental, social, and aesthetic questions associated with Coloring Fashion.
Presentations by experts in the fields of natural and synthetic dyeing will:
• Introduce the history, basic principles and practices of textile dyeing;
• Explore the advantages and disadvantages of natural dye and practices;
• Explore the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic dye and practices;
• Consider these advantages and disadvantages in relationship to aesthetic sensibilities, innovative textile and fashion business models, small and large scale production systems, biodiversity and environmental well-being.
The seminar will be open to all School of Fashion students and faculty as well as students and faculty from other divisions of Parsons and The New School, and invited professionals.