|Our destination: La Rochelle, on the west coast of France.|
This is the first time that our line of naturally-dyed clothing will be on display outside of Canada. We've done up six mannequin's for the exhibition hall and shipped fourteen boxes to France for the show. At ISEND we will be presenting our documentary In Search of Lost Colour, and Maiwa Owner, Charllotte Kwon, will be one of the presenters. Her talk will focus on marketing natural dyes and some of the paradoxes that might arise when the needs of marketers conflict with some of the most important aspects of natural dyes.
|Charllott Kwon and Ismail Khatri go over some conference details on the computer.|
The conference is organized by tireless natural dye advocate and researcher Dominique Cardon, who many will recognize as one of the key interviews in our documentary. Also directing ISEND is Anne de la Sayette from Couleurs de plantes, a specialist in the manufacture of natural dye extracts. (also featured in the documentary).
|In London we met up with good friend Gale Anderson-Palm (second from the left) |
who is attending the conference. The team for this trip: (L-R) Loraie Tylor, Sophena Kwon,
Charllotte Kwon, Anne Babchuk. Behind the camera, Tim McLaughlin.
|The La Rochelle clock tower. In the words of Simon Calder|
this is a city "embroidered with history and ambition."