Friday, November 05, 2004
Fashion and fabric in Portland
Rebecca (SSF Co-founder) and I just finished presenting at the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) conference in Portland. We had a great turnout for our session and the group was really engaged. A lot of academic folks so I think we wowed them by demonstrating the amount and breadth of efforts underway across style/design industries and in particular in the fashion industry, from Armani using hemp to Ermenegildo Zegna using bamboo. Afterward we made a quick trip to check out Aysia Wright's new boutique The Green Loop just outside of Portland. VERY cool stuff.