About the Workshop
Since launching, Green Matters has grown to have commercial dye capacity by using 4 industrial paddle dye machines to process yarn, fabric and garments for apparel and product brands. Currently, Green Matters can process up to 100 lbs of fiber in a single dye lot. GM is located less than 120 miles from New York City, in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Being located in Lancaster County allows the company to employ local Amish women and develop relationships with the agricultural community. Green Matter’s location includes a 60,000 gallon rainwater cistern, which the company is using for all of their dyeing.
About the Instructor
Winona Quigley, Founder and CEO of Green Matters Natural Dye Company is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. She worked briefly in the fashion industry before using her natural dye research to start Green Matters in 2015. With an intense interest in the pollution of global waterways, Winona is committed to developing an environmentally friendly dye service for large and small brands alike. Winona’s vision is to continue to scale natural dye production to offer to a wider market so that more consumers can afford a naturally dyed product in their home and wardrobe.
About the Organiser
RE:SOURCE is a the sustainable textile library and sourcing service wing of the Study NY Consultancy, focused on inspiring change through education initiatives and textile research.
Our team of experienced consultants at Study NY have in depth-knowledge of the Fashion Industry and how to seamlessly integrate sustainability initiatives into any size brand or business. RE:SOURCE works with established designers, new start-ups and corporate clients to provide them with a general overview of sustainable manufacturing principles, with particular expertise in textiles and apparel production. Based on your needs, we can advise on specific sourcing requirements or provide a basic understanding of production for apparel accessory development and production.
Some things we can help with:
– Sourcing responsible fabrics and mills through our textile library
– Life cycle thinking: a general overview or an assessment of your specific product(s)
– Setting sustainability goals: inventory your sustainable strategies and how you can scale/add to them
– Referrals to apparel manufacturers within our extensive database
– Understanding how to produce locally and internationally