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Tiffin Talk: The Line Between

date & time Sunday, July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

location Jharokha Garden at Performance Works

tickets $25-$45

Let’s untangle the vibrant yet contentious usage of global fabrics and Indigenous textiles within mainstream fashion. As traditional styles and materials from diverse cultures find their way into the collections of popular designers, the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation begins to blur.

When does inspiration cross the line to cultural theft? Can mainstream designers collaborate ethically with Indigenous communities? How can artisan communities safeguard their traditional arts?

Moderated by Manjot Bains, the former founder of the modern textiles brand ANARA and former Editor-in-Chief at arts and culture magazine Jugni Style, this talk will navigate the implications of cultural influence in fashion and textiles, addressing how the industry can move towards more respectful and symbiotic practices that honour and uplift the original cultural custodians.

Speakers to be announced.

Each Indian Summer Tiffin Talk includes a 45-minute dialogue with guest speakers, followed by a long table meal served piping hot in traditional Indian-style tiffins.

Please arrive at 5:45 PM to check in for The Line Between. Speakers to be announced.

Other Tiffin Talks in this series:

Moderated by Manjot Bains

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Venue: Jharokha Garden at Performance Works

Why Attend

  • Connect with thought leaders from South Asian, Black and Indigenous communities to explore ideas over a shared meal.
  • Experience how a simple meal with strangers can bring us together in profound ways.
  • Spark new possibilities for the future through vibrant discussions on music, food, or fashion. 

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For inquiries and further information, email [email protected]

For inquiries and further information, email [email protected]



Sunday, July 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Performance Works, Granville Island
1218 Cartwright St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R8 Canada