Join our Clothing and Textiles Coalition on Thursday, September 16th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Lobo Mau Studios (Bok Building, suite 501) for an educational workshop and networking event where attendees will learn firsthand the steps that go into making clothes, taught by local makers in the industry.
The Makers will demonstrate step by step how locally grown flax can be made into useable fiber, spun into yarn, woven into textiles, screen printed, cut and finally sewn into garments like those hanging in our closets.
After the demonstrations, guests will have the opportunity to speak with the makers and try the process themselves!
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. A picture of the card will be accepted along with photo ID at the door. Masks required for all guests.
Heidi Barr is the founder of Kitchen Garden Textiles, which produces heirloom quality linens designed to replace single use plastic in home kitchens and restaurants. Her use of and love for linen led her to co-found the Pa. Flax Project which is working to re-establish the flax for linen industry in Pennsylvania including farming, milling, weaving, and cut and sew manufacturing.
Heidi Custer and Dave Cook
Tuscarora Mills, Principals
Heidi and Dave have worked with fiber and fabric, as designers, dyers and apparel manufacturers, in the United States, Central America and India since 1986. Their current work is focused on renewing the American textile supply chain, weaving natural hemp, flax and cotton fiber fabrics in Pennsylvania.
Nicole Haddad, Owner/Designer
Jordan Haddad, Owner/CEO
Lobo Mau is a brother/sister clothing line specializing in innovative textile design. Rooted in slow fashion values, Lobo Mau silk screens their original textiles in house and takes careful consideration of its social and environmental impact. After being named Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly in sustainability for their zero-waste practices, they took this momentum to open a flagship store in Queen Village.
Grant BLVD, CEO
Dr. Kimberly McGlonn grew up in Milwaukee, the daughter of union workers & small business owners. Her appreciation of diversity, story and tradition, grounds the values central to her role as the CEO & Founder of Grant Blvd, a sustainable manufacturing start-up which creates living wage employment opportunities in sustainable fashion.
Janell Wysock Designs, CEO, Educator, Textile Artist & Designer