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Josh Feldman

in Honolulu

60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu


In 60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 28Josh Feldman explores the inspiration for Tori Richard prints and explain why he thinks Honolulu is perhaps the only place where a company like Tori Richard is possible.

Josh is the president and CEO of Tori Richard, Ltd., a resort apparel company founded in Honolulu in 1956. Tori Richard is the largest textile and apparel manufacturer in the state of Hawaii with nearly 200 employees and over 2,000 points of distribution. Tori Richard is unique in that it creates and copyrights 100% of the textile artwork it uses. This is relatively unique in the industry and an area of expertise shared by just a few dozen companies globally. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 4th, 2017.

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Joy through Apparel

@ VOL 25 ON SEP 20, 2013

Alex Lee from Joy Apparel explains how his unique project works. People submit pictures of their face and their passions to his website and buy a shirt with someone else's face and passion on it. Through doing this, people can spread their personalized messages to the rest of the world.

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@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

Claudia Muñoz talks about her textile project Chamuchic, an accessories range designed and produced by indigenous artisans from Chiapas. (In Spanish) 

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Urban Textile Landscapes

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Colleen Clines, Co-Founder & CEO of Anchal Project & dyeScape in Louisville, discusses how bringing together her passion for urban spatial design and social entrepreneurship is addressing vacant land in the city.

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Wearable Technology for All

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Jensin Wallace relates her trip to Slovenia to collaborate with a man suffering from tetraplegia to create custom smart clothing to assist him on a day to day basis - all controlled by his cell phone! Wow!

Jensin was trained as textile textile designer at the Rhode Island School of Design and experimented with how to make sound and emotions tangible. After getting some experience in the luxury fashion industry, she went back to school and received a Masters of Design focusing in fashion and technology. Currently she works as a sweater technical designer for a high end women's label in NYC.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 9th, 2015. 

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From Humble Beginnings: The Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild and INTERSECTIONS Textile Learning Center & Gallery

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 01, 2015

Kay McWilliams and Helen Dewolf will take you from our beginnings more than 35 years ago to the present.  We will introduce you to a group of textile and fiber enthusiasts and artisans who share a passion for all things fiber.  We will give you a glimpse of the future of where that passion is leading. Take that trip with us and let share our enthusiasm for the hand-crafted works produced by local artisans.

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A Journey in Hats

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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The Way Home Through Textile Design

@ VOL 29 ON DEC 15, 2016

Yetunde Rodriguez is an artist, printmaker and textile designer and multi-potentialite (look it up). She has lived many lifetimes really should write a book about it one day. She lives in Dayton with her very understanding and supportive Husband and 3 fabulous children.

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From 2D to 3D – the design process of MECA’s Textile and Fashion Design department

@ VOL 30 ON FEB 20, 2015

Paul Lewandowski will present his program's exercises that students work on in class, introducing the audience to a way of thinking about pattern, material, texture, and form.
MECA’s new textile and fashion design program is growing quickly and introducing students to a rare hybrid program of textile and fashion design.  Unique in the US, the TFD program students explore 2D pattern and 3D shape as they create wearable art for the body.  

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Finding Balance With Art and Design

@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Working as an independendent textile designer, Noelle Sharp has learned how to navigatate the world of fashion, fabric and art with creativity and determination. Her unique designs have earned Noelle high praise from the fashion world of New York, to the hand crafted world of independent artists. Her journey has been an balancing act of design, art and navigating life to follow her bliss.