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North American Indigo Colloquium co-presented with Slow Fiber Studios INDIGO from PLANTS, or PETROLEUM? : Transparency, Traceability, and Farm-to-Trade

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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North American Indigo Colloquium co-presented with Slow Fiber Studios INDIGO from PLANTS, or PETROLEUM? : Transparency, Traceability, and Farm-to-Trade

Colloquium | March 31 | 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Slow Fiber Studios and UC Botanical Garden will collaborate in presenting the North American Indigo Projects with guest speakers, including world-renowned natural dye expert Michel Garcia of Brittany, France, and Sarah Bellos of Stony Creek Colors, and Rowland Ricketts. In light of the growing awareness of ecological responsibility—the need to preserve the health of people and the environment, as well as the traceability of production processes—artists, designers, and industries are reviving the use of natural indigo. We will explore models of using indigo dye in artistic pursuits, community engagement, education, as we learn about revolutionary changes in the industry.
This leading-edge initiative will offer diverse learning platforms of lectures, workshops, and social gatherings. Programs will be led by Michel Garcia, whose vast knowledge is showcased in the Natural Dye Workshop DVD series. Michel is joined by Sarah Bellos, founder of Stony Creek Colors (SCC), who developed a natural indigo farm to help lead the sustainability transformation within the textile dyeing and fashion industries and Rowland Ricketts, indigo farmer and artists.
SCC indigo powder can be purchased at ww.shop.slowfiberstudios.com
Please join us for this upcoming event in the spring of 2019, where we will integrate and reflect upon historical practices, chemistry, and farm-to-trade as means to evolve ethical indigo dye practices for the 21st century.

Check in at 9 am; coffee/ refreshments, speakers begin at 9:30 am
Bring a brown bag and enjoy lunch with others in the Garden

 $145 / $135 UCBG Members

 Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

 gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Details

Date:
March 31
Time:
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Website:
events.berkeley.edu/index.php?event_ID=122366&date=2019-03-31&tab=academic

Organizer

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Phone:
510-664-9841
Email:
gardenprograms@berkeley.edu
Website:
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu

Venue

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Phone:
510-643-2755
Website:
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu