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Amuse Bouche: Fashion, Farming & Fiber

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Part of Think Again: Fashion, Farming and Fiber
Friday, April 27, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Located at the Pittsboro Roadhouse – 39 West Street, Pittsboro, NC
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Our 6th Annual Amuse Bouche event is a festive panel discussion with five outstanding professionals who represent a holistic view of the current paradigm in organic farming, sustainable textiles and eco-friendly fashion.  From industrial cotton to hemp farming.  From fast-fashion to upcycled boutique wear.  We’ll delve into concerns over the impacts of apparel, dive into topics you’re curious about and explore the questions you’re yearning to ask!  Keeping with tradition, we’ll hold our annual Amuse Bouche the night before our first Think Again: Fashion, Farming and Fiber Gathering. The panel will be moderated by Elijah Brunson of the Rachel Carson Council.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Well behaved children are always welcome.  There will be a cash bar run by Pittsboro Roadhouse.


2018 panelists

Beth Stewart of Redress Raleigh

Serving as Executive Director of Redress Raleigh, Beth Stewart engages with people to create new mindsets about fashion and encourages them to #GiveADamn through their own personal style. As a passionate advocate for a more environmentally and ethically minded fashion and textiles industry, she loves finding new eco-chic designers to support and questioning the status quo of apparel production.

Marty Clemons, President of NC Industrial Hemp 

Marty Clemons is the President of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association. http://ncindhemp.org/ . She is also a collaborator on the Industrial Hemp Summit. http://www.industrialhempsummit.info . Marty is a Founding Partner of SYNC BioResources. http://www.syncbioresources.com/ .
She is most passionate about creating regenerative systems that mitigate climate change. Marty believes that industrial hemp can be a catalyst for a regenerative bio-economy. Industrial hemp has the potential to replace tobacco and bring back textiles to North Carolina. Marty has a law degree and a Masters of Science in Financial Markets and Trading.

Eric Henry, President TS DESIGNS

Eric Henry, president of TS Designs, started his business creating screen designs in 1978 while attending NCSU.  Two years later he merged his company with Tom Sineath to form TS Designs.  Eric has been in the screen printing business for more than 30 years.   His boundless enthusiasm and energy have gained him a certain level of notoriety at most of them, even winning him the Sustainability Champion award from Sustainable North Carolina in 2009.

Jesse Daystar, VP Sustainability Cotton, Inc. 
Dr. Jesse Daystar is the Chief Sustainability Officer and VP, Sustainability at Cotton Inc where he directs sustainability efforts including: directing research, working with cotton industry stakeholders to develop sustainability goals, assisting in sustainability messages; and providing technical insights to Cotton Incorporated, the cotton industry, and brands. Prior to Cotton Inc he was the Assistant Director of the Center for Sustainability and Commerce at Duke where he worked in research and education at the nexus of sustainability and commerce.

Meet the moderator

Elijah Brunson, Rachel Carson Council

Elijah Brunson has committed himself to supporting the just and sustainable transition movement. At the Rachel Carson Council,  he works to create a strong environmental movement in North Carolina that focuses on intergenerational leadership, culturally-driven popular education, and policy development and advocacy.  Elijah forms partnerships with campuses to cultivate a passion for the environment and a heart for justice.  He is in his third year as a member of the North Carolina Climate Justice Summit Leadership Team. Be it through spoken word, art, fashion, or environmental sciences and policy, Elijah believes that everyone has a  role to play in the environmental movement.

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April 27
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Abundance NC
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Pittsboro Roadhouse
39 West St
Pittsboro, 27312 United States
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(919) 542-2432