Natural Fibre Innovation Exhibition and Forum

Natural Fibre Innovation is an exhibition that explores how natural fibres found in the South Pacific can be used in creative and innovative ways. It is an opportunity to showcase the potential that: coir (coconut fibres), banana fibres, pandanus palm, paper mulberry bark, bamboo and other plant-based natural fibres have as sustainable design materials.

We are looking for innovative submissions from designers working in the areas of: textiles, fashion, packaging design, interior architecture & design and industrial design.(We may be able to assist you in sourcing the fibres if required).

The exhibition is a component of the first annual Pacific Fibre Forum being held at Massey University – Wellington Campus on the 26th, 27th & 28th of January 2012.

The participants of this conference will include: government officials, business owners, representatives from educational and vocational institutions, farmers/plantation owners, representatives of NGOs, and other stakeholders from the Pacific Islands and around the world with an interest in natural fibres and economic development.

This is an excellent opportunity to share your design ideas with professionals who may be interested in working with you on design/economic development projects in the Pacific Islands.

For an entry form or more information please contact:

Jennifer Rosenthal, Regional Consultant at jen@textilish.com

Call for Entry

Important Dates:

Nov 25 Entry Forms Due

Dec 5 Notifications

Jan 19-20 Delivery of Work

Jan 23-25 Exhibition Set-Up

Jan 26 Opening & Evening Reception

Jan 26-28 Pacific Natural Fibre Forum

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