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How textile design can save the butterflies | Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis | TEDxBozeman

Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis, an environmentally conscious textile artist, advocates for a shift in consumer behavior. While our clothing is some of the most intimate objects in our lives, we rarely consider its origin. What would it look like if we harness our purchasing power for the benefit of our environment? 

About Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis

Alayna is an artist and collaborator working on projects that involve natural fibers, deep listening, community togetherness and hopeful worldviews. 

 Originally from Helena, MT, Alayna has a B.A. in Geography from the University of Oregon and is a current MFA student at Montana State University. She did a year-long residency at the Textile Arts Center in NYC and has spent the last 6 years working as an artist assistant and designer for fashion and soft-goods brands like Haptic Lab, BDDW, and Red Ants Pants. 

 She has a small apparel line called Absorka, and a Milkweed-based design studio called May West that makes outerwear using milkweed floss as a goose down alternative. Alayna is a big believer in the sustainable innovations happening in the fashion industry and the impact that our purchasing power has to create the world we want to live in. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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