“Our goal is to accurately and respectfully retell the story of textiles—from farm to finished product—and the way the act of making textiles shaped the lives of the communities and the individuals of those communities.” — Project Threadways’ Mission Statement
Since 2016, the now non-profit Project Threadways has been exploring material culture and the effects textile production had on the communities directly involved. By collecting first-hand accounts of individuals working within the textile industry and partnering with like-minded organizations and people, Project Threadways works to, responsibly and truthfully, tell the larger story of the textile culture of the South. And by telling these stories, Project Threadways envisions a healthier future in which textiles are an integral part of growing communities and where material culture can be a source of reconciliation and communal growth.
The Project Threadways Symposiums bring this vision to the public. We invite you to join us for this year’s virtual symposium: Textiles Across Time and Place. You can learn about ticket opportunities here and explore Project Threadways more in-depth through the links below.
Project Threadways Symposium 2021:
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