Clearline Issue 005 Launch Party

03:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Saturday, 09/23/2023
The Convent | 13301 Mound Road Detroit, MI 48212


Celebrate the release of Clearline Issue 005 at Convent Detroit! Clearline is an annual sustainable fashion magazine that addresses environmental concerns and their connection to fashion through submissions and interviews. This upcoming issue focuses on LAND: Farm to Fashion.

For the eyes: wander the space and discover featured 005 artists alongside local fiber artists on display as part of Detroit Fiber Club*’s inaugural exhibition, "Mending the Net." Keep your eyes peeled for information on our upcoming short experimental documentary featuring Celeste Malvar-Stewart, alpacas, and couture biodegradable garments, directed by Isabelle Tavares in collaboration with Niki Williams.

For the ears: literary editor, Elijah Sparkman, introducing the readers of the afternoon; creative director and co-founder, Carolyn Ridella, discussing the process of formatting the magazine and realizing its signature style; and editor-in-chief and co-founder, Sarah Sparkman, sharing the magazine’s mission.

Copies of the new issue will be on sale, along with a limited number of previous copies. A majority of profits will be donated to a non-profit whose mission aligns with the themes of LAND: farm to fashion. Enjoy a reception with food and drinks, and new connections.

Event Details
Saturday, September 23
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

About Clearline
Clearline is a Detroit-based environmental and sustainable textile magazine. Clearline shares voices directly from the artists they highlight in order to hear different perspectives surrounding issues our environment faces. Each issue focuses on micro themes, but always in relation to the overarching themes of textiles and sustainability. They donate a portion of profits from each issue to an organization whose mission correlates with the current theme.

They believe there is a clear line between what is right and wrong in the textile industry. There is a clear line between how we should treat and should not treat our environment. There is a clear line between saying something and watching these issues continue.