A Conscious Closet Swap 'n' Mend
6:00 PM18:00

A Conscious Closet Swap 'n' Mend

Join us to swap, mend, and learn at an evening with Elizabeth L. Cline, author of the new book The Conscious Closet. From clothing repair, to textile recycling, to ethically made new clothing, she'll talk about the tools you need to build your own conscious closet.

  • Q&A with Elizabeth Cline about her new book, and tactics anyone can use to build their own conscious closet

  • Copies of The Conscious Closet available for purchase

  • Show-and-tell from the Weaving Mill about the mechanics of textile production

  • Clothing swap: bring your old stuff, take some new stuff, or both! (Please try tp arrive by 7 PM if bringing donations.)

  • On-site mending provided by the ISU Fixit Friday team, coming up from Bloomington/Normal to offer FREE basic repairs to your loved but damaged clothing items

  • Looping video of eco-fashion activist Isabel Varela's 12- minute documentary Fashion Addict

Tickets (which include a free glass of wine or fizzy water) are $10 thought Sept 17, $12 thereafter online, $15 at the door. Parking: street parking, plus limited parking is available in the center parking lot.

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Pin the Tail on the Pin Warper
2:00 PM14:00

Pin the Tail on the Pin Warper

Mark your calendars- the Weaving Mill is throwing a birthday party for our Davis and Furber pin warper, who is turning 100 years old this year. Born in 1919 in North Andover, Massachusetts, she is the wheel that keeps the warps wound. The party is the kickoff for the inaugural Chicago Textile Week.

Sunday September 22, 2-6pm
The Weaving Mill
1801 North Spaulding Ave
Chicago IL

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