Headlands Center for the Arts

Slow by Design: Fashion

Weekend Workshop
February 7 – 9, 2014
Lodging available; meals included

Explore both the nuts-n-bolts and the larger conceptual context of artisan-scale, sustainable fashion design through conversation, hands-on projects, and studio-visits with Bay Area designers working in site-specific material fabrication, up-cycling, and “farm to boutique” fashion production.

Activities include:

  • How to find and use dye plants native to the Marin Headlands with Sasha Duerr of Permacouture; dye repurposed and locally-sourced materials
  • Off-site studio visit with Matt Dick, previous pupil of Tamotsu Yagi and founder of Matocreative and Small Trade Company
  • Guided discussion on the use of “fast technology” to support “slow fashion” with Kelly Lynn Jones of artisan marketplace Little Paper Planes

Slow by Design Workshop Series

This Winter, Headlands invites you to explore the the concept of “slow” as a guiding principle to creative practice. Taking a cue from the thriving slow food movement, creative practitioners across disciplines are reinventing their practices with an infusion of “slow”—committing high levels of thoughtfulness and integrity to each step of creation—from sourcing and production to dissemination and consumption.

Through the lens of woodcraftfashion, or food, each workshop provides discussion on the historical and local context of the movement, presentations by leading contemporary practitioners, and hands-on activities to build individual skills.

Want an early taste? Join us on December 10, 2013 for a slow-cooked Mess Hall meal followed by a public conversation that explores how the principles of “slow” are applied across fields of creative practice and throughout contemporary culture. Click here for tickets & details