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Frances van Hasselt: Karoo Mohair, A Story From Farm to Fabric 

Join us on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at 9:30am in the MFA Textiles Studio (39 West 13th Street, 3rd floor) for an MFA Textiles Community Conversation (CoCo) event featuring Frances van Hasselt. 

Frances van Hasselt is a designer and entrepreneur focusing on mohair textiles. She collaborates with a team of women artisans in rural communities in South Africa, after working in the fashion and textile industries in Hong Kong and South Africa – developing a business designed to elevate mohair to a more prominent status as one of the world’s most ancient, exclusive fibers. Her role in creating an inclusive, sustainable supply chain specifically adapted to the ecosystem of the South African textile industry earned her a Mandela Washington Fellowship.