“Imperfect is perfect”: exploring with felt and the wonders of botany

Tell me something about you… My name is Terriea Kwong, a fibre and fabric enthusiast born in Hong Kong. I’m a mother of two with a lovely family including a fluffy ball Mogi. I used to work in corporate communications for a multi-national company but after I discovered felt making and natural printing I opened… Read More “Imperfect is perfect”: exploring with felt and the wonders of botany

Wool, knitting needles and plant impressions (eco print) combine to create a unique garment

Today I shall tell you a tale which has only just ended. It is the tale of a cardigan knitted from undyed wool taken from the sheep of the Abruzzo. It is a long story because I only knit during the afternoon, once I have switched off my computer for the day. At that point,… Read More Wool, knitting needles and plant impressions (eco print) combine to create a unique garment

Our eco-wardrobe, season after season: the coat

Can you dress ‘seasonally’? Is it possible to slow down the frenetic pace dictated by the world of fashion that releases seasonal collections a year in advance? Can you dress in a way that is respectful to nature, dressing with natural fibres and avoiding synthetic dyes? Each one of these questions is a challenge to the market… Read More Our eco-wardrobe, season after season: the coat

Shibori, Celtic scarves and weaving techniques: Bleupom Designs

What do the Celts, Vikings and Japanese have in common? It may surprise you, but they have all recently set their sights on… Biella! Yes, you heard that right, Biella, the Italian town world-famous for its yarn and home to a fascinating handicraft studio where valuable threads such as linen, silk cashmere, alpaca, angora and… Read More Shibori, Celtic scarves and weaving techniques: Bleupom Designs

Dresses like blooming gardens: Bio Atmosfere Studio

When a passion for the natural world meets craftsmanship, great things can happen. One of the many stories we will tell is set in Piedmont, Italy: situated in the middle of the Susa Valley mountains, not far from the spectacular Sacra di San Michele Abbey, is the “BIO ATMOSFERE” studio, which belongs to Fashion Designer… Read More Dresses like blooming gardens: Bio Atmosfere Studio

Pam de Groot’s vibrant wearable art: experimenting with materials to find one’s own voice

Vibrant colours and original shapes, these are the two characteristics that really impressed me when I came across the diverse works of Pam de Groot, who I had the pleasure to interview recently.  Hello, Pam, how would you like to introduce yourself? I am a textile and fibre maker from the Blue Mountains, west of… Read More Pam de Groot’s vibrant wearable art: experimenting with materials to find one’s own voice

The Resurgence of Natural Dyes, Eco Textiles and The Slow Fashion Movement

An Interview with Aviva Leigh by Naina Bajaria In light of my research project where I am investigating the resurgent interest in the use of natural dyes and eco textiles, I took a trip to Norwich to visit Aviva Leigh, an artist that was recommended to me due to the project emphasis on the slow-fashion movement.… Read More The Resurgence of Natural Dyes, Eco Textiles and The Slow Fashion Movement