Join the gang at Manufacture New York in Brooklyn next week for a two-day symposium on natural fibers, local textile production, and sustainability in fashion. The program is a whirlwind of activities, including fiber-processing, dyeing, and felting workshops and a panel discussion featuring some of the industry’s leading authorities: Author and educator Sass Brown, Parsons The New School for Design’s Timo Rissanen, designer Daniel Silverstein, and artist-designer Mimi Prober.

From Farm to Fabric
Manufacture New York
Liberty View Industrial Plaza
850 Third Avenue, 7th Flr.
Brooklyn, NY 11232

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Tickets are $60 for a one-day pass and $100 for two days if you order before Sept. 22, and $65 and $115 after that. Students can get a 15 percent discount with the code STUDENTF2F.


Sept. 26

  • Fiber processing: Margot Becker of Buckwheat Bridge Angora
  • Drop-spindle spinning: Adriana Lentrichia
  • Bundle dyeing: Nica Rabinowitz and designer Mimi Prober
  • Bengala mud dye: Loop of the Loom

Sept. 27

  • Felting: Nica Rabinowitz
  • Weaving: Molly George
  • Painting with natural dyes: Liz Spencer of The Dogwood Dyer
  • Indigo dyeing/shibori: Laura Sansone of House-Wear/Textile Lab


Sept. 26

“Natural Fibers and Textile Creation”
Moderator: Laura Sansone of House-Wear/Textile Lab
Panelists: Pascale Gatzen (Parsons The New School for Design), Holly Henderson (Simply Natural Clothing), and Ali Schachtschneider (Genspace)

Sept. 27

“Sustainability in Fashion”
Moderator: Bob Bland of Manufacture New York
Panelists: Sass Brown (, The Fashion Institute of Technology), Timo Rissanen (Parsons The New School for Design) Daniel Silverstein, and Mimi Prober.

+ Manufacture New York