FOR LAND OWNERS
Hear how growing colour can add value to the local textile industry. Learn what your users want and find collaborations to support your aims.
Connect to the eco-design market. Explore the interest in natural dyes from a design perspective. Build skills and knowledge around growing and applying colour.
The conference will build your access to new research, support, resources and opportunities to collaborate with the supply chain. It is a unique opportunity to strengthen the local dye community.
Explore opportunities to using natural dyes in your work. Find natural dyers and local textile suppliers to collaborate with. Discover answers to keeping impacts low at scale.
Theme & Program
From micro to macro – scaling natural systems for the textile industry.
FRIDAY 31 AUGUST
8:30am doors open
9:00am opening & group work session
10:00am morning tea
10:15 the natural dye system at scale
11:30am local cloth
1:30pm microeconomics of bush dyes
2:45pm afternoon tea
3:000pm eucalyptus dyes
SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
9:00am doors open
10:15 morning tea
10:30 the research spot
11:45am organic indigo
1:30am native indigo
2:45pm afternoon tea
3:00pm collaboration session
ON BOTH DAYS
SPEAKERS AND PANEL MEMBERS
PHOTO DIARY OF EVENT
Festival of Natural Dyes
20 AUGUST – 10 SEPTEMBER 2018
The Natural dye conference is part of the Festival of Natural Dyes. The festival allows further exploration with a program of classes, exhibitions and workshops offered by experts in and around Melbourne.
Our partners support local economic growth opportunities and sustainable product development. The Festival of Natural Dyes is run entirely by Fibreshed Melbourne volunteers on a non-profit basis. All the support we receive will go towards covering the costs of offering the event.
Agriculture drives prosperity across Victoria, providing jobs for more than 200,000 people and producing more than $12 billion of food and fibre exports each year underpinning regional prosperity.
Agriculture Victoria supports this sector by working with the community and industry to enhance productivity; connect the sector with international markets; support growth; and maintain effective biosecurity. Agriculture Victoria staff are highly skilled in delivering and supporting research and innovation, industry development, extension, marketing, policy, regulatory development, compliance and emergency management.