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Traditional Japanese material practices as a model for sustainability in clothing design

A workshop, part of the Hope and Agency in Uncertain Times conference

Date & time
Monday, March 11, 2024
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Larissa Zemke


This event is free and open to the public in person and online


Rebecca Tittler


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Picture of loom with blue, green, and yellow weaving

In this hands-on workshop with Larissa Zemke, participants will learn about traditional Japanese dying and clothing design practices.

About the facilitator

Larissa is a recent Concordia graduate with a Masters of Design and a Bachelor's of Science in International Trade and Marketing and an Associates degree in Textile/Surface Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Her academic and professional training in the fashion industry spans capitals of New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Montreal and Kyoto. Most recently she spent one year in Japan conducting field research on local sustainable traditional and contemporary textiles practices for her thesis. Her research at Concordia focused on developing sustainable solutions for the global fashion industry. Larissa studyied in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University under the supervision of Professor pk langshaw.

This event is part of:

Hope and agency in uncertain times

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