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Eco Friendly Natural Dyeing For Your Brand
Join Offset Warehouse and The Members' Club (http://eepurl.com/cXvRbD) for this FREE live webinar, where we talk to the incredible Green Matters Natural Dye Company Founders, Winona and Tyler. They have devoted their time and energies to bringing safe and eco-friendly natural dyeing to the fashion and textile industry. To attend, you must sign up Eventbrite at least one hour before the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eco-friendly-natural-dyeing-for-your-brand-tickets-49662672390 During the session, they'll discuss the ins and out of natural dyeing, why and how it can be more eco-friendly than synthetic dyes, and how on earth they naturally dye with a consistent finish at scale! When it comes to natural dyeing, Winona and Tyler have done it all. They work with an array of fashion and lifestyle brands of different sizes and have learnt how to tailor the process to customers' specific needs. The nature of working with natural dyes means there have been a lot of challenges and experimentation. Every day for them is a learning experience, so get a head start and learn from the experts - plus, ask your questions at the end. What Green Matters Natural Dye Company will cover: -The harmful effects of synthetic dyes - How natural dyes combat the negative impacts of the dye industry. - Understanding the characteristics of natural dye. - The colour matching process. - How designers can use natural dyeing at scale. Wednesday 3rd October 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST What are you waiting for? Book now and join us in The Members' Club. It's totally free! How to join the webinar: This webinar is part of The Members' Club and is free to join. Once you've registered, we will send you the link to join the webinar. The webinar can be accessed worldwide, but replays will not be available to non-members. Ticket sales will close one hour before the seminar begins, so you have time to receive the invite email. The Webinar will be moderated by Charlie Bradley Ross founder of Offset Warehouse and The Members’ Club. Charlie sources and develops sustainable textiles from around the world and works with designers to create products that are more environmentally and socially responsible. About The Experts Green Matters Natural Dye Company started with a 3-gallon stock pot and an idea between co-founders Tyler Stoltzfus and Winona Quigley. Winona was incorporating natural dyes in her thesis research at Parsons The New School for Design, while Tyler was brainstorming business ideas for the annual business competition held at Temple University. The conversation began, and the idea took root. After a year of hard work, Green Matters went on to win first place in the social track for Temple’s Be Your Own Boss Bowl. Shortly after, Winona and Tyler formalised Green Matters Natural Dye Company as an operating business in Lancaster County, PA. A shared interest in helping the environment developed into a broad understanding of the impact the textile industry has on the planet, and a desire to create change. After years of natural dye experimentation in the form of kettle dyeing, 2018 brought new and exciting developments for their production system. They now operate using three industrial paddle dye machines that have been customised for plant-based dye. These dye machines allow for more consistency and larger dye lots. They serve clothing brands and fibre companies who are interested in more sustainable clothing/ fibre production. You can simply send them the fibre you are working with, and they will develop colours based on the colour palette of your choice.

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Who is this group for?

Anyone with an interest in design, particularly fashion and textiles. In this group you'll have the opportunity to learn new sewing skills, hear from the best about sustainable design practices and the fashion industry, and meet incredible, likeminded people, all on your doorstep!

Why did I start this group?

I'm fed up with fashion.

In 2009, I left the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Menswear Design. During my time studying, my eyes were opened to the slave labour and farmer suicides caused by unfair wages and worker rights, and I was horrified. The thought of my designs negatively affecting – even killing – workers was a massive shock and abhorred me - I just didn’t want to be part of it.

Digging deeper, I discovered the environmental disasters associated with fabric production, and that irresponsibility on the part of some manufacturers is destroying entire ecosystems and areas of land. When we buy a fabric on the high street - we have no idea who has made it. Is that metre you just bought contributing to the slavery of someone else?? I couldn’t sit back. I had to do something about it.

I now search the world for ethical fabrics that I can sell from just one metre through my company, Offset Warehouse.

At the core of all of my work at Offset Warehouse is my passion to help the people who weave our fabrics, and to prevent any further environmental atrocities associated with textile manufacture. It's my goal to source the most beautiful, hand-crafted and fairly-sourced fabrics, trims and threads from across the globe, and sell from one to hundreds of metres at affordable but fair prices. Most importantly, you can feel good knowing exactly where your fabric has come from, and who has made it...

But it's not enough! I want to teach as many people about working ethically. From home sewers, to big name brands - if you're using a fabric you should be doing much more. There are so many small changes we can make, which impact the lives of millions of textile and garment workers. I am so excited about the possibilities of this new group and have some amaaaazing things lined up for you, which I can not wait to share. Join and learn new skills and get to know the best brands that are winning when it comes to sustainability, employee rights, fair trade and great style…

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