Textile Design Symposium: The Path Forward

The Textile Design department is excited to host its 4th annual Textile Design Symposium. This year’s title is “The Path Forward”. As with most events this year, it will be held virtually. This gives us the chance to highlight speakers from across the globe. Join us for two days of interesting and informative talks by speakers such as esteemed alumni Sriranjini Raghurum, Rachel Snack, and Mary Armacost as well as longtime textile industry torchbearers, Wesley Mancini, Julie Baird Royce Epstein, Andrea Aranow, and many others. The full itinerary can be viewed below.

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Design Philadelphia 2020:

Textile Design: The Path Forward

Wednesday, October 7, 2020  

9 am—Crypton Team:  A Path to Performance – Many Roads Traveled.

10 am—Sriranjini Raghuram: Relevance of Design in the India Handloom and Craft Sector

11 am—Todd Bowles, De Leo Textiles: Putting It Together: Career Fundamentals for Textile Designers

1 pm—Rachel Snack, Weaver House: Creatively Pivoting in 2020

2 pmThe Current State of the Textile Industry: Panel Discussion

Carrie Dillon, ITA: Moderator

Kelly DiFoggio, Stein Fibers

Jack Eger, Crypton

Wesley Mancini, Wesley Mancini, Ltd.

Kathryn Richardson, Libeco

Katherine Shoaf, Radiate Textiles

Thurs October 8th

9:30 am—Carla Bluitt, Crest Leather: Leather: A Whole New World

10:30 am—Oluwabusola Duroshola, Mannington; Next Steps: Navigating the Makers Journey Post University

12:30 pm—Wesley Mancini, Wesley Mancini, Ltd: A Designer’s Path

1:30 pm—Mary Armacost, Department of Defense: Textile Tech in the DoD: Where the Lab Meets the Field

2:30 pm—Julie Baird and Royce Epstein, Mohawk Design: The Case for Carpet Design

3:30 pm—Andrea Aranow: Archives as Design Inspiration

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