Slow fashion: Dyeing textiles with natural dyes

***NOTE: This experience is available only in the summer during the Groundswell Marketplace at Granville Island. Dates will be listed closer to June 2018 and will be once/week. Thank you for your interest!


Ever wondered how different fabrics are made? Maybe you're curious about environmental sustainability or how to run a small business?

On this experience, you'll meet up with host Daphne to learn about how to make beautiful, eco-friendly fabrics. She'll tell you about her business, Amacata, and show you how she makes her amazing products. You can also talk about environmental sustainability, and why that might be important! Plus, learn about what it's like to run your own small business.

To explore this experience together, we can...: See, touch, and feel the dyed fabrics, clothing, and bags that Daphne makes
-: Hear about Daphne's story: why she started her business, what she likes most about it, and
-: Check out the Granville Marketplace! Meet the other vendors and see what they do with their small businesses
How many Kudoers could come at once?: 1 person at one time
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This happens: at a local spot (cafe, pub, library, etc)
Nearest skytrain station: Vancouver - Olympic Village
Skytrain meetup: No: I can only meet at the experience location
Should I bring money: Only if you'd like to buy something at the markets!
What else should I bring: Bring anything you'll need to be comfortable outside. Depending on the weather, maybe a water bottle, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, a coat, or an umbrella.
When you book it, the Host will need to know: Why are you interested in this experience?
Afterwards, you could go to: this article about Daphne and her work:
Reflection Questions
Why did Daphne decide to start her business?

Tags: fabric; fashion; market; business; social ventures; natural dyes; textile art; shibori
Listing created 6 Aug 2017