Creating Islands of Slowness: Slow Textile Group

Above is the lookbook of the Slow Textile Group; a social enterprise whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of textiles through exhibition, education, innovation, application and debate.

Everyone is welcome to join and together the group explores the many possibilities of how to change the textile industry in both big and small ways. Anyone with an interest in textiles professional or amateur can take part. Annual memberships start at £40 GBP.

Isn’t that an interesting way to connect people?

One part of the group is the Slow Design School, which offers an even more in-depth educational experience, with a unique combination of study, dialogue, support, skills development and intellectual honing to prepare students for the creative industry in the UK.

Being slow in a fast paced world presents its own challenges as many of you know. Embroidery and hand-sewing and in fact most manual craft techniques are very slow and it often seems impossible to make a living at it.

Ezio Manzini, a pioneer of sustainable design once said that “because everything moves so fast and we cannot stop it, we have to create some islands of slowness.”

Islands of slowness. I love the sound of that.

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  1. […] formed in 2011 by Dr Emma Neuberg. Kathrin gives a nice overview of the organization in her post, Creating Islands of Slowness: Slow Textile Group, plus provides an imbedded link to their […]

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