PROJECT THREADWAYS

Project Threadways is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that records, studies, and explores the history and impact of textiles.

 

We seek to understand the impact that textiles and their creation—from raw material to finished good—had on our local community, the American south, the nation, and the world—connecting the people, places, and materials.

WE TELL UNTOLD STORIES.

We share stories and collect data to tell the larger story of textile culture in the South, and to create a future for the industry based on mutual success.

WE SEEK TO COLLABORATE.

We will work with organization that share our goals and visions and can help further our project.

WE HAVE NO AGENDA BUT THE TRUTH.

We are proud of our region but aware of the pain that surrounds the research we undertake. It is our responsibility to tell all truths, not just the convenient ones.

We commit to responsible practices.

We carry out this work with integrity, respect, and responsible environmental practices.

3

Symposia and counting

10

Community Events and counting

25

Oral Histories Recorded

5000

Years of History to study

 

SYMPOSIUM

 

2023 PROJECT THREADWAYS SYMPOSIUM 

THE COLLECTIVE: TEXTILES AS COMMUNITY

 

Join us April 20-22, 2023, as we explore the power of small groups to create big changes through the everyday act of making. Project Threadways will share stories of those who have gathered to weave, craft, sew, and tuft—and, in doing so, created economic opportunity, organized resistance, and achieved self-determination from their work. Symposia tickets will go on sale in summer 2022. Check back for the schedule of events, presenters, and more details.

MATERIAL CULTURE

Material culture is defined as the aggregate of physical artifacts or objects used by a society. 

 

We envision a healthier future in which textiles are an integral part of growing communities

and where material culture can be a source of reconciliation and communal growth.

CONTRIBUTE

We seek your support in growing Project Threadways and offer a variety of sponsorship levels and benefits for individuals and businesses. To learn more about these opportunities, contact think@projectthreadways.org or click the button below to give.

ORAL HISTORIES

Partners and Sponsors