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Growing Color Symposium

About Growing Color
There is a growing demand for natural color for use in the textile, cosmetic, and food industries, but local sources for many of these dyes are scant. Growing Color is designed for professionals in the farming, herb, and textile industries and for anyone interested in the fascinating history and potential of plant-based color. The conference aims to focus awareness about issues and opportunities in plant dyes and encourage a sustainable natural dye industry in Western North Carolina. The 2020 symposium will expand its emphasis to include growing naturally colored fibers with Sally Fox’s presentation on her research and development in naturally colored cotton.

Featured Speakers
Sarah Bellos | Catharine Ellis | Sally Fox | Donna Hardy | Rowland Ricketts

Contact rcaldwell@ncarboretum for more information


Date(s): 03/11/2020 to 03/12/2020

Cost: Varies



The North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, North Carolina United States