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Meet The Makers

September 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | All Together Now PA

Meet The Makers

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!

Refreshments will be served, including local wine from Cellar Best Winehouse, local dairy cheese from Perrystead Dairy and local vegan cheese from Conscious Cultures.

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
Kitchen Garden Textiles, Founder, CEO
PA Flax Project, Co-founder

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 MillsPrincipals

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

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.

Kimberly McGlonn

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
Janell Wysock Designs, CEO, Educator, Textile Artist & Designer
A Graduate from Moore College of Art and Design and a designer in residence from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, Janell blends creative exploration as an educator and artist, bringing these skills to functional products to wear she designs for her fashion collection or in larger scale public installation works and tapestries highlighting the excess of waste in our culture by using all found materials that would otherwise go to landfill.


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Cost: 15.00


Lobo Mau Studios
1901 South 9th st., suite 501
Philadelphia, PA 19148 United States

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