Local Cloth is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to growing the fiber supply chain in Western North Carolina and enhancing the lives of those who make their living in fiber industries.
SAVE THE DATE! Growing Color 2018 will be held on March 8, 2018
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
Registration fees (includes lunch and snacks)
$70 TNCA Member/$75 Non-Member
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.
Click on the image to download the flyer.
Local Cloth is offering a scholarship to 2 people to a conference on November 5th called Growing Color. It will be held at the NC Arboretum from 9am-4pm, lunch is included.
To qualify, you should be interested in growing natural dye plants, harvesting them, processing them and/or selling extracts. Experience with growing and selling other botanicals preferred.
Send an email to Judi Jetson with your name, phone number, address and a brief description of related experience. Also include a paragraph stating why you're interested in this conference, and what you plan to do with what you learn.
Deadline: November 1, 2016