In Conversation With: Cordwainers Grow on Urban Food and Textiles

Stephanie Steele Monday, 29 March 2021

Join us for an hour-long online live Q&A with guest experts from the food and textiles sector to learn more about how fashion can offer a positive impact in building resilience, alleviating hunger and providing biodiversity.

Simply head here at the date and time of the event to join in with the Q&A - the stream and chatbox will show below just beforehand. You must be a registered member of The Sustainable Fashion Collective Member. Registration is free: join here.

We are asking for a suggested £3 donation for this event. All takings will go to community organisation Cordwainers Grow to support their educational activities. If you are a Professional Member, you can attend for free, but if you would like to donate, we would greatly appreciate that. To donate you must RSVP via the Eventbrite page.

When?

Online - Monday 29th March 2021, 7-8pm BST

(PST 11am / EST 2pm / CEST 8pm / IST 11.30pm)

For our 2021 Masterclasses, we are visiting the Sustainable Development Goals, with a holistic look at how fashion and creative business can play a role in building stronger societies and creating healthy environments through positive solutions.

For our 2021 Masterclasses, we are visiting the Sustainable Development Goals, with a holistic look at how fashion and creative business can play a role in building stronger societies and creating healthy environments through positive solutions.

This month, March, we considered regenerative fashion practices to end hunger. So for this Q&A session, we will be diving in to how Cordwainers Grow support nature-based practitioners, encourage community urban food growing, and educate on the connections between food and fibre.

Thumbnail background image: typical cottage garden plant (turnip) hand-embroidered with donated threads (onion skin-dyed threads for a final World Food banner!), in collaboration with illustrator Kate Hyde and local London artist Richard Galpin.

Guest Speakers:

Kate Poland founded Cordwainers Garden and later Cordwainers Grow with Nat Mady; is a former journalist who made the transition from the newsroom to the garden via teaching and print-making. She is a champion of weeds and other mis- or under-represented sections of our social, political and natural community. She ran the year-long Grow a Garment project which produced a linen jumper grown and made in London; is fan of string and whittling and a strong believer in the power of nature to solve pretty much everything.

Debbie Mitchener joined Cordwainers in April 2019 after re training from costume to community teaching and growing. She enjoys turning flowers, roots, fruit and bark into natural colours for cloth and fibre dyeing as well as paint and ink making. She can plant a seed, grows succulents and really enjoys letting the weeds grow.

Find them on Instagram: @cordwainersgrow and @cordwainersdye

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Moderator:

Moderated by Stephanie Steele, the content, sourcing and fabric guru for Offset Warehouse and The Sustainable Fashion Collective. Her background and practice is within craft-based sustainable fashion and organic growing.

Ticket cost:

For 2021, we will be charging £3 per ticket for our online discussions (Professional Members can attend for free, but can make a donation if they choose). This is to ensure dedicated sign ups, but also so that we can donate all of the takings to charities or not-for-profits. For this session we will be donating to Cordwainers Grow.

You can also purchase an Alive protest t-shirt here with 50% of takings also going to this fund.


Professional Members can log in to access the replay below.

Los Angeles
Monday Mar 29th, 2021 - 12:00pm
London
Monday Mar 29th, 2021 - 20:00pm
Kolkata
Tuesday Mar 30th, 2021 - 00:30am
Sydney
Tuesday Mar 30th, 2021 - 06:00am

Where

Online only