The New School’s Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt To Launch New York Textile Month

As the weather heats up, so will another fashion-forward celebration in New York City.

Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt on Monday announced New York Textile Month, a city-wide festival about textile creativity and industry awareness that’s slated to take place in September.

Dean of Hybrid Studies at Parsons School of Design and trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort will host the event, which will bring together museums, galleries, showrooms, students, design studios, retailers and the public to discuss the global impact of textiles.

Edelkoort spoke about a greater need for industry members to learn about textiles in terms of culture and sustainability:

“Architects, artists, and industrial designers as well as fashion designers no longer know the materials they work with each day of their careers. Textile heritage is at a crossroads, and the need arises to protect these endangered species in the same way we have come to defend our animal friends in the natural world.”

Admission to New York Textile Month is free. For more information, visit The New School’s website.