February 25, 2021


Natural Fibers

Presenter: Carol Swedlow, R.A., President, Aronson’s Floor Covering

Overview: Natural fibers, including wool, cotton, linen, silk, sisal, jute, seagrass, paper, and coir, offer elegant and environmentally-friendly solutions to your carpeting needs. This lecture covers these natural fibers from harvest through maintenance: where they come from, how to distinguish among them, appropriate uses, installation methods and concerns, and proper care.

Carol Swedlow An architect by training, Carol entered her family’s business nearly 20 years ago – first as a project manager, then as Managing Partner and ultimately as President – and never turned back. Under her tutelage, Aronson’s has become renowned for its considered approaches to design and architecture, as well as its dedication to environmental sustainability. The store has changed the conversation about design materials, artisanship and sustainability through its work with artisan material fabricators and its workshop series for architects and designers. Aronson’s emphasis on sustainability is reflected in flooring collections featuring natural fibers and other sustainable materials. In addition to her background as an architect, Carol is also a building developer, an active co-op and condo board member and a committed member of her East Village neighborhood and community.

This lecture is accredited for: AIA Continuing Education, HSW, 1 LU’s and will be presented via Zoom.

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Natural Fibers

February 25, 2021, 12pm-1pm

NOTE: Registration subject to availability

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