Textile Lab is working with designers to develop small-scale capsule or limited edition collections. Thinking small is achieved by linking local systems together. Production takes place within a networked economic system, utilizing composting protocols, local dyeing processes, regional mill manufacturing, as well as community based repurposing and composting. This process enables industry brands to share economic growth with local communities while implementing solutions to pollution and climate change.
At present, we are working with researchers at Cornell University to develop a “Farm To Fashion” Sourcebook. New York State has a diversity of animal fibers that are available to support locally manufactured clothing and textiles. The NYS Fiber Sourcebook connects fashion brands to fiber farmers and mills in a single resource.