Dayle Laing

The ‘coolest shade of green’ is the sustainable choice. Dayle Laing is a Professional Speaker and Author who uses her experience and training as an educator, a designer and a LEED Accredited Professional to empower Conscious Consumers to make practical yet beautiful choices for sustainable living, reducing their carbon footprint while enhancing their body, mind & spirit.

Sustainable Fabrics Seminar

dayle_fabrics101_250_1the technical & practical aspects of selecting beautiful sustainable fabrics for interior designers

Your clients are questioning or even demanding ‘green’ and they expect you to know so much more than the 101 basics. Which natural and synthetic fibres are considered ‘green’ and why? What is ‘green’ upholstery foam and should you be specifying it? How can you select a flame retardant fabric without the toxic consequences? When is a fabric claim ‘greenwashing’ and when can you rely on it with confidence? What is third party certification and which ones apply to interior design textiles?

You want straightforward unbiased information on all aspects of green fabrics! Learning about the technical sustainability criteria for selecting fibres, construction, finishing and care is important for your professional practice, your client’s health and for the environment. Dayle combines her LEED® AP, interior design teaching, applied science degree and decades of experience and research in this fast-paced 2 hour seminar.

Sustainable Fabrics is an information seminar that looks at the use of fabrics in design, from an environmental impact perspective. The session helps clarify ‘green’ or sustainable terms commonly in use today and provides practical approaches for choosing the right fabric solution that will meet the varying needs of the design client beautifully while minimizing environmental impact.

This seminar has evolved from Dayle's popular CEU accredited Fabrics 101 Seminar which was presented with much acclaim to the interior design community. Read blog articles about two of these presentations: Interior Designers demand latest sustainable textile research Interior Designers learn about avoiding toxic fabrics

I just attended another one of Dayle’s hugely informative seminars, Fabrics 101. Dayle's obvious passion for her research on environmentally improved products and how we as designers can help educate our own clients to make wise 'green' choices, shone through again. The session was jam packed with extremely current and useful information about the industry that I previously was not aware of, despite my recent formal education in the field of interiors and my degree in textile science. I think everyone in the field of design would really benefit from attending one or all of Dayle's seminars!"

Janelle Withers, Toronto, ON

Excellent, informative and presented very well. Great natural educator."

Bette Jane Jelly, Etobicoke, ON

Very informative for a topic that has very little reliable information available."

Jeffrey Douglas, Toronto, ON

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