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Sewing Fashion Futures: Panel Discussion

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE


Today’s interest in sustainable clothing is undergoing a global movement, fueled by a growing awareness of the harmful by-products of fast-fashion, and a greater understanding of the environmental issues relating to textile production. A new generation of environmentally conscious designers and businesses are exploring the use of sustainable design while re-examining regional production, often within the context of a “DIY” approach to life and work. Sewing Fashion Futures examines these new trends and how these three designers are incorporating sustainability into their products and workshops.


  • Irene Rasetti is a Calgary-based designer and textile artist practicing ethical ways of garment making. Rasetti makes gorgeous handmade clothing and accessories using natural dying processes used on the fabric. Visit her website here: www.irenerasetti.com
  • Cheryl Arkison is a writer and educator of quilting, and a maker of quilts. Arkison was the food editor for What’s Up Family magazine, that featured cooking, and family. Check out her work: www.cherylarkison.com
  • Anneke Forbes is a local designer who creates ready-to-wear jackets and coats for women. She uses natural fabrics and classic designs to create her pieces. You can find her studio at cSPACE King Edward. You can view her creations here: www.annekeforbes.com


April 24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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800 3 Street Southeast
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0E7 Canada