What is Slow?

What is Slow? What are Slow Textiles?

Slow means many things. The context that I mainly use it in is as a philosophy which allows one the time, particularly as a designer, to think thoroughly about ones work, about choices that we make regarding materials and processes, and the end results that we aim for. Slow sits on the same philosophical shelf of thought as many other sustainable design theories.

Slow is not necessarily slow in a time sense (items or processes do not need to be long-winded or time consuming) but is more about allowing oneself time, or simply not rushing.

By Slow Textiles I refer to ones created using the rough principles laid out above, created using sustainable materials, sustainable processes and with environmentally sound aims for the end product.