Natural Dyes for Textiles

May 19, 2021 - May 20, 2021

Complimentary for AATCC members
US$25.00 for nonmembers

AATCC’s Natural Dyes for Textiles is a two-day virtual event recorded on May 19-20, 2021. The event is hosted by industry leaders, innovative creators, and top experts in the world of natural dyes. Discussions will explore market intel, dyestuff innovation, quality management, transparency, product development, and more!

  • Program Outline

    Natural Dyes for Textiles Timetable
    MAY 19, 2021
    12:30 PMWelcome and Opening Remarks—Krystle Moody Wood, Materevolve, Moderator
    12:45Sustainability and Fashion: Bringing Consumers and Industry Together—Jimmy Rowe, Cotton Incorporated
    1:25A Primer on Natural Versus Synthetic Dyes with Gen Z Perceptions on Natural Dyes—Ajoy Sarkar, Fashion Institute of Technology
    2:05EarthColors Dyeing System made from Upcycled Plant Waste—Steve Richardson, Archroma
    2:45Sourcing, Development, and Integration of Natural Dyes—Alli LaPierre, Patagonia
    3:25Panel Discussion (Day 1 Speakers)—Krystle Moody Wood, Materevolve, Moderator
    3:55Closing Remarks and Adjourn
    MAY 20, 2021
    12:30 PMWelcome and Opening Remarks—Krystle Moody Wood, Materevolve, Moderator
    12:45Over-dye in the Circular Economy—Lilah Horwitz, Eileen Fisher
    1:25Insights on Scaling Consistent Color with Natural Dyes—Kathy Hattori, Botanical Colors
    2:05Color Perception: Color Dyeing & Printing - Nature's Way—Lydia Wendt, California Cloth Foundry
    2:45Transparency and Impact in Natural Indigo Supply Chains—Sarah Bellos, Stony Creek
    3:25Panel Discussion (Day 2 Speakers)—Krystle Moody Wood, Materevolve, Moderator
    3:55Closing Remarks and Adjourn

  • About the Speakers

    Krystle Moody Wood is the founder and principal consultant of Materevolve, LLC., a company driven to lead the evolution of our materials world. Materevolve’s mission is to develop and scale innovative regenerative textile systems through the lens of soil, sea and circularity by designing nature-forward experiential learning programs, providing technical consulting to the textile sector, and fostering trail-blazing collaborations between science, industry, government, and non-profit.
    Jimmy Rowe is the Manager of Insights and Business Strategy in the Consumer Marketing division at Cotton Incorporated. In his role, Jimmy analyzes Cotton Incorporated’s global consumer and retail research, which examines the attitudes and behaviors of consumers regarding apparel, home, and hygiene products. He is also responsible for disseminating Cotton Incorporated’s market intelligence to major mills, manufacturers, brands, and retailers worldwide through presentations, conferences, reports, videos, social media, etc. Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Masters in Business Administration from East Carolina University.
    Ajoy Sarkar holds undergraduate degrees in chemistry and textile chemistry from the University of Mumbai and MS and PhD degrees in textile sciences from The University of Georgia. His areas of research are sustainable textiles and protective textiles. He is a co-author of The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles, 9th Edition, and Fabric Science, 11th Edition, New York, NY: Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Sarkar serves as an associate editor for the AATCC Journal of Research and is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association.
    Steve Richardson is based in Dana Point, CA and represents Archroma on the US West Coast to help brands adopt sustainable technologies and innovations for textile based products. His background is working in material development and product R&D for brands in the automotive, apparel, and footwear industries. Steve first joined AATCC in 1999, and currently leads the AATCC California Section.
    Alli La Pierre manages the Natural Woven Material Category at Patagonia, working on product lines like Patagonia Workwear, Equipment, and Sportswear. In addition to seasonal development work, Alli works closely with the cross-functional teams to identify, vet, and implement new, sustainable, technology, chemistries, and processes, across the supply chain. Alli started at the company as part of the Patagonia Lab Testing Team, a little over five years ago, and is a 2015 NC State College of Textiles graduate in Polymer and Color Chemistry. She is a 2018 recipient of the Toastmasters International Competent Leadership Award and enjoys spending time outside of work fulfilling her interests in art and music & exploring tidepools on the coast of California.
    Lilah Horwitz comes from a background in sustainable fashion design. After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York, she launched her own independent label, making one-of-a-kind garments from vintage textiles. She came to EILEEN FISHER Renew in 2014. Lilah leads the creative and marketing efforts at Renew, with one foot in Resewn garment design, Lilah works to highlight the exciting story and pioneering techniques of the EILEEN FISHER circular design program.
    Kathy Hattori is president and founder of Botanical Colors and has worked with natural dyes and commercial apparel customers and designers since 2003 and sells natural dyes to artists and dye houses throughout the world. She runs a custom natural dye house in Seattle and is an online provider of natural dyes, pigments and dye supplies.
    Lydia Wendt, a consummate apparel professional, originally from NY’s garment epicenter, worked with leading fashion labels including Tom Ford for Perry Ellis America, Calvin Klein, Jones New York, The North Face, Bloomingdales and PVH brands. As a member of the faculty of the Academy of Art University’s internationally recognized fashion department, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in textile design and sustainable fashion and has been published (Bloomsbury Press) in three text books on sustainable textiles and fashion. After twenty-five years in the fast paced fashion industry, she knew she had to positively change apparel from the inside out – regeneratively. This she did by design. Beginning in 2014 with one cloth for The North Face , in collaboration with mills and experts, she reverse-engineered the textiles’ supply chain clean; reformulating its ingredients and protocols. That one program sparked an ever-expanding California Cloth Foundry® collection of regenerative textiles produced domestically for wholesale to brands such as Levis and Shaina Mote. With a growing collection of plant-based luxe leisure apparel and textiles, to date, Lydia is on a mission to impact the return of our oceans back to blue, and serves as a fiber conversion and fabrics development partner with the non-profits Sustainable Cotton Project and the Fibershed – where she produced the North Face Backyard project.
    Sarah Bellos has grown Stony Creek Colors into the fastest growing plant-based indigo producer globally, empowering denim brands with cleaner indigo color while bringing farmers an alternative crop to tobacco. She has a degree in Natural Resource Management from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture. She was the 2015 AATCC Young Entrepreneur Award recipient.

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