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World Eco-Fiber & Textile Forum (May 5-7, 2006)

Under the theme "TEXTILE TRADITIONS TODAY: the relevance of natural fibre techniques and traditions in the modern world", this Forum will bring together international experts to exchange the information gathered through research, work and experiences.


Taking place in Kuching, Sarawak, this forum includes a Gala Fashion Show featuring international Designers. Over 300 weavers, artisans, scholars and collectors are expected to participate this Forum 2006. At the International Textile Exhibition/Bazaar, forum speakers and other participants are invited to exhibit and trade.


The Objectives of the WEFT Forum are to:

  • promote, share and acquire knowledge on the use of natural fibers and dyes
  • conserve and encourage the use of natural, sustainable material in the creation of arts and crafts
  • network amongst producers and craftspeople through the establishment of an information database
  • develop a marketing network e.g. trade in raw materials, dye stuffs etc.
  • encourage and coordinate research into the traditional use of natural fiber and dyes in textile crafts
  • promote the development of World-Eco Fiber and Textile Art
  • To foster cultural exchange through exhibitions, conferences, international visits by the craftspeople for the purpose of study, lectures and workshops.


More information is available here.



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