Theresa gives life to the ancient art of silk painting when she puts her brush to the silk or when she decides to explore the many methods of adding colour and design to natural fibers. She has her own definition of eco printing, and hers implies bringing mother nature’s actual colours and designs to her… Read More Theresa Brown: “Eco printing it’s not a word you will find in the dictionary”
Sat-su-ma’s motion is not to objectivize the garment, but rather to turn dressing into an immediate experience. Based in Seferihisar, İzmir, Turkey, sat-su-ma products are 100% cotton, handmade and dyed with plant dyes using traditional recipes. Through the process of dyeing, no toxic chemical compounds are exploited while only local groundwater is used. Unique garments… Read More Sat-su-ma: From beautiful plant dyes to outstanding garments
Natasja Fakkeldij was born in the Netherlands but she currently lives, works and cycles in beautiful Ireland. She grew up in a small village called Nisse where she had a neighbour who was a tailor, and who – without knowing – inspired Natasja and impulsed her love for textiles. But Natasja’s passion for textile is… Read More Happytasja: new bags from wasted clothes
Prior to the Industrial Revolution all clothes were coloured using only plant dyes; but in the last 150 years all this dye-craft heritage has been lost in favour of synthetic and polluting textile production methods. Worried about this situation and committed to a renaissance of pre-industrial processes is how The Wild Dyery was born, an… Read More The Wild Dyery: Eco-conscious and mystical natural dyes
Who said that beautiful art can’t be eco-friendly? Cassandra Tondro explores ways to bring fascinating art using the most eco-friendly materials available. Her abstract paintings are created by using leftover house paint that she rescues from recycling centres before it goes to waste. What about her amazing and colourful leaf prints? These are made by… Read More Cassandra Tondro: Living in the beauty of WOW!
with Babs Behan, Shoreditch London – Sunday 05/03/17 12-3pm Babs Behan will be providing an organic cold pressed juice, from The East London Juice Co., to each participant, and taking the juice pulp from the drinks to use in a bundle dye process, along with a selection of fresh flowers from Columbia Road Flower Market. The participants will… Read More Bundle Dyeing Using Botanical Dyes from Juice Waste
“Some of the greatest technology solutions on earth are found in the natural world.” As Po-Zu’s website states, modern footwear is surprisingly damaging. As the pace of fashion has quickened we’ve begun buying more shoes, and throwing them away more easily. Traditional shoe-crafting has given way to mass-production, eating up resources and sending an average… Read More Po-Zu, Ethical Footwear
I remember the tragicomic moment when a woollen hood ended up in the tumble dryer . Why use a tumble dryer, I hear you ask? And with good reason. But let me tell you that in a house (make that a small house) in the London suburbs, getting something dry is a futile project! And so… Read More A superhero’s jumper!
Today is the perfect day to share a project that is easy and requires persistence, perfect for those who love uncomplicated knitting – the northerly wind brings thick clothing to mind! The real difference with this piece of work is the collection of samples of vegetable-dyed wool that I have on hand. I have one… Read More For the cold days: a ‘sampler’ knitted dress
“Maple is my favourite leaf” Michela Pasini’s is one of those cases in which the brand and the artist’s personality can’t be separated. They share the same values. So when speaking about Michela or Rosso di Robbia, we are talking about the same: passion for sustainable designs. Rosso di Robbia is Michela’s natural dyeing workshop… Read More Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes