NOVEMBER 11 - JANUARY 10, 2015

Cara Marie Piazza will curate a color apothecary and natural dye bar at the L bar, on the ground floor. In addition to natural dyes, the apothecary will sell locally grown fresh and dried flowers, earth pigments, barks, spices and clays that customers can use at home. She will also offer a hand-dyed capsule collection of men’s and women’s lingerie and accessories. In addition, customers can take advantage of weekly natural dyeing workshops and a bespoke garment over-dye service. 

Committed to sustainable and ethical production, Cara manufactures all of her pieces locally in NYC. She creates one-of-a-kind textiles using only natural dyestuffs such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food waste. She treats her fabrics through alchemical dye sessions, ancient Shibori techniques, bundle dyeing and waste dyeing, transforming each textile into its own story. She will teach these dyeing techniques and others in her Natural Dyeing Workshops that will take place each week throughout her residency.