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ClothRoads Joins Re-invent Gallery for Trunk Show and Lecture

October 6, 2015 - October 7, 2015

ClothRoads and Re-invent Gallery in Lake Forest, Illinois will host a special trunk show and lecture featuring a curated selection of one-of-a-kind artisan-made textiles from around the world.

ClothRoads, an online purveyor of fine traditional textiles from all over the world. 

The show will feature a spectacular collection of Peruvian textiles and accessories from the Center for Traditional Textiles Cusco, as well as hand-knitted items, silk scarves, handwoven shawls, Ikat, Indigo and home textiles from countries ranging from Peru, India, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Japan, Laos and more.

With all purchases helping to support textile artisans and their families worldwide, the trunk show gives the Lake Forest community a curated selection of the very best hand woven, naturally-dyed, heritage textiles including personal and home accessories, handspun yarns, gifts, and tools for makers. Each product has a unique artisan story.  Join us on this fiber journey, all in one welcoming, friendly, and inspiring place.

Re-invent LogoRe-invent is an arts hub located on the north shore of Chicago. There are 3 facets to the business: a fine art gallery, an innovate retail shop & studio. They represent 100+ independent artists in the retail space & have rotating exhibitions in the main gallery space every 7 weeks. Re-invent also offers a range of workshops & classes for artists and amateurs alike.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm     Wednesday, October 7, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Re-invent Gallery, 202 Wisconsin Avenue, Lake Forest, IL 60045  224-544-5961


Global Artisans’ Weaving Cooperatives and Their Future Sustainability  

October 6, 2015, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Trunk Show following 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Special Presentation with Marilyn Murphy, Managing Partner, ClothRoads: A Global Textile Marketplace

Marilyn Murphy takes a turn beating brown cotton.

Marilyn Murphy takes a turn beating brown cotton.

Weaving cooperatives exist all over the world, each one with a similar mission of preserving cultural traditions and history, a need to establish a sustainable economic base for the weavers and their families, and a desire to enter into the larger global commerce market. Marilyn Murphy, Managing Partner at ClothRoads, will take you behind the scenes at a number of organizations adding insights as to how they are preparing for the future.


October 6, 2015
October 7, 2015
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Re-invent Gallery
202 E Wisconsin Ave
Lake Forest,IL60045United States
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