I joined the British Textile Biennial ‘Slow stitch and indigo shibori workshop with Justine Aldersey-Williams‘ held at the Pendle Heritage Centre. Justine introduced us to indigo as a dye, which fibres you can dye with natural dyes (showing a video of her impressive swatch book!), and she talked about the impact of chemical dyes and… Continue reading Exhibition: British Textile Biennial (4)
I was initially writing a little bit about some of the exhibitions of the British Textile Biennial that I saw, but I then went on a waffle about trends. Instead of polluting that post with this rant, I decided to dedicate a separate post to my initial thoughts on trends (I guess I am suggesting… Continue reading Why trends?!
The British Textile Biennial has now been going on for almost a week. I spent the day in Blackburn where six of the venues are located that are exhibiting works as part of the BTB. Today, I visited three of these venues to see four of the exhibitions. Firstly, I visited The Exchange to see… Continue reading Exhibition: British Textile Biennial (2)
I was browsing around on reddit and saw a post about the streetwear industry. One commenter stated they quit making streetwear because they couldn’t stop feeling guilty for advocating useless consumerism. They asked themselves the question “Does the world really need another t-shirt?” and their own answer “was, and is, No.” This comment really got… Continue reading Is something only worth doing when it fulfills a most basic need?
I recently viewed the excellent documentary about the label Mother of Pearl titled ‘Fashion Reimagined’. It’s about Amy Powney, the creative director/designer of Mother of Pearl, and her and her team’s effort to create truly sustainable fashion. In this documentary we get to see how difficult it is to trace the origins of the fibres… Continue reading Fashion Reimagined