Combating Plastic Pollution Through Our Clothing Choices with Tierney Thys

Sep 20, 2023  14:00 - 14:45

(GMT -4:00) Eastern Time

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Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

National Geographic Explorer and Cofounder of the nonprofit, Around the World in 80 Fabrics, Dr. Tierney Thys, will talk about how the epiphany of finding an 'oil spill' in her closet drove her to search out the global biodiversity of natural fibers. Through the millennia, humanity has drawn upon deep ecological knowledge to cultivate myriad natural resources for our clothing. Today radical revivalists and state of the art biomaterial fabric alchemists are forging a bright non-petroleum future using fashion as a powerful force to solve our plastic microfiber pollution crisis and much more.

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