ATTEND // International Symposium and Exhibition on Natural Dyes (ISEND): La Rochelle, France

In 2011, the International Symposium and Exhibition on Natural Dyes (ISEND) is set to make the case of natural dyes, internationally.

Understanding that responsible design must incorporate culture, society, environment and economy (respectfully / inclusively), ISEND successfully accounts for each of these four pillars, with speakers and presenters representing a vast array of countries, organizations and academic institutions.  

When: April 25-30, 2011

Where: La Rochelle, France

Details:

Monday: April 25th

Morning //

Session 1—“Natural Dyes, Across Ages, and Around the World”

Afternoon //

Session 2—“Textile Decoration using Natural Dyes: From Tradition to Innovation”

Tuesday: April 26th

Morning //

Session 3-5— “From the Past to the Future of Natural Dyes: The Contribution of Archaeological and Anthropological Research”

I. « Reds and blues in history, from Asia to America; recent identifications of colorants in museum collections »

II. « Natural dyes of American pre-Columbian civilizations »

III. « Purple from Muricids and Indirubins »

Afternoon //

Session 6A—“Roundtable on Natural Indigos”

Session 6B —“Biological Activities of Natural Colorants, Applications as Food Colorants”

Wednesday: April 27th

Morning // Excursions

Afternoon //

Session 7— “Recent Advances in the Selection, Biochemical Study, Production and Applications of Natural Colorants”

I. « Cultivation of dye plants »

Workshops: Natural Dyes of Americas / Natural Dyes of Australia / Natural Dyes of Madagascar / Dyeing with cochineal / Colouring the unexpected; dyeing felt

Thursday, April 28th

Morning //

Session 8-9— “Recent Advances in the Selection, Biochemical Study, Production and Applications of Natural Colorants” (Con’t)

II. « Identification and scientific studies of traditional and « new » sources of  colorants; extraction of natural colorants from dye plants

III. « Applications in the textile industry »

Afternoon //

Session 10— “Recent Advances in the Selection, Biochemical Study, Production and Applications of Natural Colorants” (Con’t)

IV. « Advances for applications in different crafts and industries: cosmetics, paints and plastics » Workshops: Hair-dyeing using natural colorants / Recently developed processes for dyeing with natural colorants

Friday, April 29th:

Morning //

Session 11-12— “Economic and Social Impact of the Development of Natural Dyes – Case Studies”

I. Gender and rural development issues

II. Environmental and pedagogical issues, contributions of NGOs

Afternoon //

Session 13— “Valorisation of Natural Colorants: Databanks, Marketing, Labels”

I. « Proposition of a computerized tool to collect and make globally available knowledge on natural colorants »

II. « Marketing of natural colorants and of products dyed/coloured with them »

III. « Label(s) for natural colorants »

Click here to read the full program, and to check out the amazing list of speakers and presenters.  

Embedded within the symposium will be excursions and workshops, poster presentations, fashion and art exhibitions, as well as stalls, with even Aquarium and Museum exhibitions open to delegates and public.  

On Friday the 29th, under Session II: Marketing of natural colorants and of products dyed/coloured with them, Sasha Duerr and Katelyn Toth-Fejel of the Permacouture Institute will be presenting a lecture on “Slow Textiles, Ecoliteracy, and Natural Colorants.”  

Sounds amazing!

Mary Hanlon

Mary is the founder, editor and lead contributor at Social Alterations. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, where she researches responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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