A great way to revisit some of the incredible lectures and events from the 2014 conference.

My lecture is on the page 3:

2014 Biennial Symposium: New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future

“The theme of the Symposium, New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, explores change and innovation in textiles in the past while looking at the state of the field of textiles, textile study, production and creativity, today and for the future. Where have we been and where are we going? What are the moments that encapsulate change? What are the shifts in direction for cultures, technology, creativity and knowledge? And how do these shifts effect our understanding of textiles?”

I also recommend COTTON ROAD, a documentary film about a global supply chain.

“Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of clothing each year. Yet few of us know how our clothes are made, much less who produces them. cotton road follows the commodity of cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain.”

Images courtesy of Dan Nation

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