Date: March 07, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: SCALES OF PRODUCTION | Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto

Kirsty Robertson will moderate a panel that brings together artisan makers and manufacturing specialists, as well as those who are mentoring the next generation of producers. The conversation will focus on the benefits of working at different scales of production, and the opportunities for building networks that encourage local production in Ontario. Kirsty will be joined by Arounna Khounnoraj of bookhou and Marilyn McNel-Morin of Fashion Exchange.

Dr. Kirsty Robertson is an Associate Professor in Contemporary Art and Museum Studies at Western University. Her research focuses on textiles, activism, visual culture, and changing economies.

Photo: Couch Brothers Manufacturing Co, Wikimedia Commons



Object + Idea | Ask  the  big  questions about  what you  wear, eat  and  take in

Be part of Conscious Consumption Series 3 as the Textile Museum of Canada pulls together important conversations about consumption and moves them into the city around us. We start with the premise that consumption is an everyday activity that benefits from awareness. We also see it as a deeply personal one – full of commitment, passion and learning.

Towards  a personal code of  consumption
What do I consume?
How and where are things made?
What makes “craft” craft?
And does it matter to me?

Hear big ideas, get  the inside scoop! Join us as we explore how the idea of craft has become part of philosophies of a more responsible life, driving artisanal and sustainable movements today. This year our focus is exclusively on textiles, bringing to light where household textiles and garments are being manufactured in Toronto, and the people behind these businesses and projects. Conscious Consumption: Scales of Production focuses on how both small and large scale production can be sustainable while supporting local economies.

Conscious Consumption is presented with the support of TD Friends of the Environment and the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.

Tickets to Conscious Consumption events are $20 each
Advance registration is required as space is limited. Register online or call 416-599-5321 x2228.