© 2019 Ashley Renee Costumes and Slow Textiles. 


I make clothes for imaginary people. As a costume designer and slow fiber maker, I explore the material alchemy of slow textiles as an alternative to the toxic materials that overwhelm society today.  With a background in theatrical makeup and costuming I have a strong connection to performance and placing textiles in relationship to the body.  Incorporating natural dyes and alchemy makes the work reconnect nature to the body and pushes us to rethink our relationship with textiles and skin.  I use textiles as the foreground for new beings that are otherworldly, but also propose very real-life, slow fiber alternatives to the current fast fashion and textile industry.

Costumes and Slow Textiles

Services and Skills

I work in theatre, film, and live/video performance as a costumer.  I also have experience in stage and special effects makeup for theatre, film, and haunt attractions.

Textiles BFA-California College of the Arts