Textile Lab is a research organization focused on ethical textile design and production methods.
We bring together New York designers and fiber producers to help to grow an economically diverse, statewide textile supply chain. We aim to rebuild regional textile production, which adds value to our communities and the environment.
Designers recognize the challenges that plague global manufacturing, and strive to create stable, long-lasting relationships within their supply chain. Small- scale approaches to manufacturing allow control throughout the production system so greater attention is paid to the wellbeing for people and the environment. Our goal is shorten the textile supply chain and bring designers closer to the source of their materials. Our strategy is to link brands with local fiber systems (fiber farms, mills, artisanal dyers) to create a resilient textile economy in New York State.