In Brooklyn, Join Environmental Artists and Designers for Interactive Earth Day Event (Photos)


Photo: Textile Arts Center

If you're near Brooklyn this Earth Day, stop by the Textile Arts Center in Park Slope. Environmental fiber artist Abigail Doan is hosting "Fashioning Self and the Environment," an open house featuring local artists, designers, and activities related to slow fashion strategies and environmental outreach. Details:


Eko-Lab. Photo: Kristen Kirgan

You'll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with artist Susan Benarcik, known for creating installation pieces out of recycled and nature-based materials; designer Meiling Chen, who will showcase her latest handmade creations; and Daria Dorosh of Fashion Lab in Process, who will demonstrate "why pattern is a rich language between fashion, science, and technology."


reMade USA. Photo: Shannon South

Fashion designers Xing-Zhen Chung-Hilyard and Melissa Kirgan of Eko-Lab, Titania Inglis, Anjelika Krishna of a.d.o clothing, Shannon South of reMade USA, Tara St. James of Study NY and Andria Crescioni with Awamaki Lab will also be on hand to show their latest collections and discuss their work.


Recycled fiber form by Abigail Doan. Photo: Abigail Doan

Titania Inglis S/S 2011 collection. Photo: Titania Inglis

Photo: Awamaki Lab

Participating artists also include Tali Weinberg, Edina Tokodi of Mosstika, Rachel Miller, Zoe Sheehan Saldana, Eve Mosher and Renata Mann. Visit curator Abigail Doan's site, Ecco Eco for full profiles of the participants and more details.

The Textile Arts Center is located at 505 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, New York. More: Textile Arts Center. Don't forget to RSVP to the Textile Arts Center at rsvp (at) textileartscenter (dot) com.

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Also a stylist and the founder of PastFashionFuture.com, Emma Grady is the resident fashion expert at TreeHugger.com. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.
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