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Connecting Threads: Rebuilding our Domestic Apparel System

April 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

| $55

Join Design Week Portland for a panel discussion around those who are striving to build local production, from farm to fiber. By strengthening the connections between the passionate, hardworking people that power our local fiber economy, we hope to position the Pacific Northwest to meet the demand for domestic, thoughtfully produced and environmentally responsible fiber, textiles, and apparel. Panelists will share their experience, current projects, and what’s being done to foster growth within their industry. Apparel professionals, land stakeholders, manufacturing specialists, and anyone interested in the farm-to-fiber movement, you’re invited.

Join Inside Fashion Design and Creative Capital Design for this lively panel discussion from some of movers and shakers in the Pacific NW area working in their respective fields. We will open with a cocktail hour with food and adult beverages. During the social hour, attendees will have an opportunity to touch and feel some items each panelist has brought that demonstrates their work and to engage in conversations surrounding this important topic. Come meet other like minded individuals to see how best we can support this ongoing challenge in domestic apparel production.

20% of proceeds from this event will be donated to Pacific NW Fibershed.

Panelists will include:

  • Jeanne Carver, Imperial Stock Ranch
  • Jared Flood, founder of Brooklyn Tweed
  • Jocelyn Tutak, Senior GIS Analyst at Ecotrust
  • Angela Wartes-Kahl, Common Treasury Farm, and co-founder of Fibrevolution
  • Shannon M Welsh, Pacific Northwest Fibershed, and co-founder of Fibrevolution

Learn more about the panelists for this event, and check out other Design Week Portland events here.


April 17, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Inside Fashion Design


721 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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