Thursday September 23rd at 7pm ET: join us on Sloe’s Discord server for our monthly Slow Down Low Down!
This month we’re joined by designer and Livestock Conservancy ambassador Katya Ekimian. Ekimian just designed and knit her third dress for the Met Costume Gala. We’ll talk to her about the process of designing a custom wool gown, and hear about her work to preserve rare and endangered sheep breeds.
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More about our guest:
Ekimian is a knitwear designer and ambassador for The Livestock Conservancy who focuses on wool, specifically fiber from heritage breeds of sheep.
Her interest led her to find work on a wool farm where she was exposed to caring for and shearing sheep, to knitting the finished spun yarn. Ekimian was awarded the 2019 Woolmark Scholarship while at Parsons, the same year she knitted her first gown from wool for the Met Gala. Using her work, she hopes to re-imagine our fashion system through greater cultural diversity and