Growing Color is an annual symposium for those growing and interested in growing dye plants.

There is a growing demand for natural dyes for use in the textile, cosmetic, and food industries. This conference is for professionals in the farming, herb, and textile industries and for anyone interested in the fascinating history and potential of natural plant-based dyes. The symposium is hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum in conjunction with Local Cloth with the purpose of bringing awareness about issues and opportunities in plant dyes in order to encourage a sustainable natural dye industry in western North Carolina.


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MARCH 8, 2017


Growing Color Symposium 2016

Presented by The North Carolina Arboretum
Event Partner Local Cloth 

Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806-9315

There is a growing demand for natural dyes for use in the textile, cosmetic and food industries. This conference is for professionals in the the farming, herb and textile industries and for anyone interested in the fascinating history and potential of natural plant dyes. The symposium is presented with the purpose of bringing awareness about issues and opportunities in plant dyes in order to encourage a sustainable natural dye industry. Keynote speaker will be Anne de la Sayette of CRITT Horticole, Rochefort, France. Other speakers will include Sarah Bellos of Stony Creek Colors and author and researcher Catharine Ellis. In addition to presentations, the symposium will feature vendors, demonstrations and exhibits.

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Local Cloth, Inc.
PO Box 9622
Asheville, NC 28815

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207 Coxe Ave, #11
Asheville, NC 28801

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