Video From LIVE FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Climate Crisis & Color

Last week we had such a powerful FEEDBACK FRIDAY on color and climate crisis with Madelaine Corbin. Madelaine is a multidisciplinary artist living in Detroit, Michigan. Her research-based practice moves fluidly between drawing, writing, sculpture, textiles and natural dyeing. Watch the recording here. “Through the lens of blue, this talk will consider the many origins of color to propose a few destinations. I will offer pieces of the research and experiments that inspired my artworks concerning the imminent loss of the color blue from our surrounding ecologies. This constellation of ideas will traverse the language of color, view artistic experiments … Read more

Test Dyeing in Detroit With Lazlo

This week we are in Detroit, dipping indigo with Lazlo, an apparel brand run by a sibling duo in Detroit. So exciting! Lazlo is taking the most familiar items in a man’s wardrobe and rethinking each step of the manufacturing process to consider its impact on local economies and the environment. The result is a premium t-shirt with a lifetime guarantee. Check out this interview we had with them back in August and see more of our indigo exploration this week below.  


Celeste Malvar-Stewart, the designer of Columbus, Ohio based MALVAR=STEWART creates “non-seasonal lines of women’s clothing,” using salvaged fabrics and local natural dyes that do not follow the standard fashion concept of “this season’s color palette.” They also focus on unconventional design that is thoughtful towards the environment at every stage of the garment’s life cycle, without compromising beauty, quality, and integrity that by nature is one-off. As original as Malvar-Stewart’s collection is, Fresh Cut TEXTILES led by founder/natural dyer Amanda Cinco-Hoyt. FcT is an independent natural dye studio located in Detroit, created by Cinco-Hoyt and fully inspired by color, texture, exploration … Read more