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Designer, Prophetik founder to discuss his unique sustainable, eco-friendly fashion

Monday, October 26, 2020 6:00 PM


Designer Jeff Garner sitting on a couch

Lipscomb University’s Department of Fashion & Design presents a special FREE virtual lecture featuring fashion designer, Prophetik founder and Franklin, Tennessee, native Jeff Garner on Monday, Oct. 26. Garner is known around the world for his distinctive, sustainable, eco-friendly fashion.

Garner is best known for his sustainable plant dyed gowns mostly made in Tennessee. Garner rejects contemporary dress “where modern fashion uses unnatural colors, materials and silhouettes that emerged after the industrial revolution that offend taste and reason in the sameness and poor quality of mass produced goods.” Instead, Garner seeks to return to the old methods of clothing production with the use of natural plant and earth dyes grown on his horse farm in Tennessee and using sustainable natural fabric of hemp, Dupioni silk, flax, Spitalfield Silk, and organic cotton all hand loomed. Garner is a graduate of Nashville’s Lipscomb Academy and was raised on a horse farm outside of Nashville where he says nature inspired his creative soul. During the virtual lecture, Garner will discuss his unique approach to design, demonstrate a few of his techniques and share his career experiences. 

The virtual lecture begins at 6 p.m. CST. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required to access the event link. Register at