MINDFUL MATERIALS textile summit

A textile summit to explore questions, approaches, and responses to the concept of "Mindful Materials". The textile, manufacturing, apparel, and "making" communities have been questioning – in a variety of ways and with a range of enthusiasm – the concept of sustainability, the power of innovation, the role of technology, and how collaboration rather than competition can be a path forward.



September 15th - 16, 2018


Helms Design Centre
8745 Washington Blvd 
Culver City CA 90232



As artists and community members, what is our role in these questions and to what degree do we turn to disruption, i.e., a radical rethinking of our ways of making and being in the world? How do we contribute to a meaningful dialogue and course of action – both in our intimate community and in our position within one of the largest urban environments and economic markets in the world?

The questions we're asking are global in scope, and the answers are certainly beyond our immediate capacity to "solve," but the conversation itself will ultimately lead us to the deeply personal exploration of "How do we want to live in the world?" As artists, creators, makers, thinkers, and members of our community, we're ideally situated to discuss, address, and spread the ideas that come from our Summit.



Saturday: keynote speakers, panelists, a Pecha Kucha, and a late afternoon/early evening trunk show and cocktail hour/networking opportunity.

Sunday: two workshops that explore practice: an all-day Bundle Dyeing Class with Liz Spencer of The Dogwood Dyer, and a mid-day Mending Circle with Ruth Katzenstein Souza of Mending as Metaphor.

Arcana Books on the Arts (located next door to the venue) will be extending a discount on book purchases to all paid attendees.

Pecha Kucha; catered lunch, morning coffee; trunk show and light cocktails/networking hour end of the day. Free parking on site. 


| Carmen Artigas | Sustainable designer, consultant, and speaker, specializing in integrating ethical practices within the fashion industry
| Kristine Upesleja | Madisons Innovative
| Lynn Siodmak | Outerknown
| Kestrel Jenkins | Conscious Chatter 
| Juan Diego Gerscovich | Industry of All Nations
| Steve Zika | Natural Fibre Welding
| Isadora Alvarez | Back Beat Rags
| Jessica Schreiber | Fab Scrap


Tickets start from $145, for more to view ticket prices please click here.


For more information please view the website here.