Creative Minds Spotlight: Natural Dyer and Artisan Cara Marie Piazza

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We are thrilled to introduce, Cara Marie Piazza, a local Natural Dyer and Artisan.
She is the first of our Creative Minds Spotlight to kick off a series of workshops here at Industria.
Cara creates one of a kind textiles only using natural dye stuffs such as botanicals, plant matter, minerals, non-toxic metals and food wastes. She treats her fabrics through alchemical dye sessions, ancient shibori techniques and bundle dyeing, transforming each textile into its very own story. She works with both designers and artists - like Eileen Fisher, Club Monaco, Alice Waese, and more - to realize their natural dyeing needs as well as create custom pieces for private clients. Cara teaches workshops on natural dyeing and curates unique experiences merging healing, color and art.

Greatest source of inspiration?

I'm inspired by storytelling. By building community and fostering relationships. Art to me is about storytelling. People live through story, through legacy. We only have words when everything else fades, and I think through creating we have the ability to uplift and bring light to those who maybe don’t have a voice.

What other creative outlets are essential to you?

Reading, dancing and drawing.

Your favorite place to escape NYC and the hustle and bustle?

I escape out to the North Fork of Long Island with pebble beaches and lavender fields.