Botanical Being: Connecting Your Self With the Energy From Plants and the EarthFrancescaPalange
Botanical Being is a new way to live your life – connecting your self with the energy from plants and the earth. Using natural resources and mindfully sourced ingredients, the products are created in the studio and added to the gallery. Maria is the being at the centre of this concept, a teacher, consultant and textile artist who is passionate about the work she creates and wants to enhance your being by bringing these elements into your life. Whether it’s through the eco-fashion, home accessories and body care products or hosting a mindful workshop experience- when you’ve opened your world to the healing and aesthetic benefits of botanicals you’ll find it hard to be another other way.
Adopting the slow living philosophy, and allowing time for products to breath as they come into existence, taking time to plan and prepare textiles designs and reclaimed material, is all part of the journey. When you arrive at the studio and gallery, you will feel instantly connected to the botanical energy in all of the processes and products. Using natural fibres and aiming for zero waste when developing textiles, the sustainable living and making brings us back to a time when synthetic wasn’t a part of our language. Connecting with ancient practices for extraction of colour and the healing elements of plants, known for centuries, brings a depth of knowledge to the creations – offering you a holistic experience when you wear or use the products.
Botanical Being is a way to value our planet, use natures gifts as resources for design and creativity. Bringing the earths energy into your home, draping yourself in beautiful eco-fashion, dressing your home in unique art and accessories and cleansing your body and mind with organic body care rituals.
Maria works closely with other eco-dyers and textile artist from around the world, sharing creative discussions and processes to continue to develop in-depth knowledge about the global eco-dyeing and sustainable fashion industries.
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