Title: Natural Dyeing Intern
Date: 5 December 2016 | 4:47 pm
Cara Marie Piazza is a Natural Dyer and Textile Designer living and producing her work in New York City.
Committed to sustainable and ethical production, Cara manufactures all of her pieces here in NYC. All fabrics are sourced ethically and sustainably, using only organic cottons and fibers as well as Ahimsa and Peace grade silks. All pieces are customizable and unique to the buyer, creating unique editions exclusive to the environments in which they are sold.
She creates one of a kind textiles only using natural dye stuffs such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food wastes. She treats her fabrics through alchemical dye sessions, ancient shibori techniques and bundle dyeing, transforming each textile into its very own story. She works with both designers and artists to realize their Natural dyeing needs as well as creates custom pieces for private clients. She is the creative director and designer for the intimates label calyx. Keep up with Cara’s workshops and events here. Designer and artist clients include: Eckhaus Latta, Alice Waese, Dena Yago, Sorry Archive, 1-100, Tosia NY, Club Monaco and more.
– MUST LIVE IN NEW YORK
– BE ORGANIZED
– UNDERSTAND NEW YORK CITY
– TAKE INITIATIVE
– INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABILITY
– CAN GET A LITTLE MESSY
The position alongside learning about natural dyeing will include:
– Studio maintenance and management. Ie; cleaning, keeping organized, arranging swatches and books, keeping jars filled etc…
– Garment center production runs for my brand Calyx.
– Flower pick ups.
– Press pick ups and drop offs.
– Design research and development.
– Excel spreadsheets organizing dye stuffs and pricing
– Client Management
and more! The main thing to keep in mind with my internships is there is a lot of movement and running around involved, but can be very exciting with a host of characters to meet.
I am flexible with the amount of days / times, I just ask that you don’t cancel the day of so I can plan accordingly.