Next Tuesday and Wednesday is Premiere Vision New York. Billed as The global textile event for North American fashion professionals, 2016 is the first year that manufacturers were invited and we're thrilled to be part of it.
Founder and CEO Bob Bland will be speaking Tuesday at 5 pm on Urban Manufacturing for the 21st Century: Global Problems, Local Solutions.
In addition we will have a series of workshops, manufacturing demos and a Mentorship Bar where fashion professionals will be on hand to offer free advice. Check out the whole schedule below and we hope to see you at Premiere Vision New York!
Tuesday, January 19th
THEME: 21st Century New York Fashion Technology
10 am – 12 pm: Interactive Garments with Birce Ozkan
12 pm – 4 pm: Grow Your Own Materials + Bacteria Printing with Ali Schachtschneider
4 pm – 5 pm The Future of Wearable Technology in Textiles with Amanda Parkes, PhD & Friends
Wednesday, January 20th
THEME: Farm to Garment- The Sustainable New York Fashion Supply Chain
Demonstrations by Artifact Textiles
Artifact Textiles is a movement. We are building the infrastructure needed to revitalize local economies. We share every step in the process from farm to fabric. Reintroducing the inherent wonders of wool, we support local fiber farmers. We aim to break down the gap between production and consumption through a holistic approach to design. Artifact Textiles is redefining the way we make, source, produce, consume and manufacture.
10am-12pm: Spinning with Adriana Lentrichia of Artifact Textiles
12pm-2pm: Natural Dyeing with Nica Rabinowitz of Artifact Textiles
2pm-4pm: Weaving with Nica Rabinowitz of Artifact Textiles
4pm-5pm: Wrap Up Sewing Circle with Artifact Textiles
One-on-one, 15 minute mentorship sessions with NYC industry experts:
10 am – 4 pm, both days
Sayam Kochar –Techpacker
Lee Anderson – Pioneer Mode
Seth Friedermann – American Fashion Podcast
Bob Bland, Saba Gray and Margaret May – Manufacture New York
Daniel Silverstein – Zero Waste Daniel
Mimi Prober – Mimi Prober