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Sustainable dyeing for the fashion industry and repairing hubs for more environmental, social and economical value!
Deborah Barker FRSA works at the intersection of fashion, textiles and regenerative agriculture.
From her natural dye studio in Sussex, she collaborates with farmers and independent designers.
Current projects include experiential farm visits for fashion students sponsored by the Lissome Magazine, developing and managing a series of regenerative farming events for the High Weald AONB and Dyed in the Wool: working with designers and farmers in the Southeast of England to explore the potential of regional wool.
This summer, after a presentation about her work (the magic obtained from food and plants to dye wool is something worth exploring!) at the Morley Gallery, I visited Morley College London and their garden. The plants you see below are used to create natural dying for clothes. How amazing is that!
Then, I discovered their workshops where students of all ages (even retired people) were refurbishing or repurposing furniture, creating art pieces, or fashion accessories.
A creative and social experience, great for the circular economy too!
We need partners with farmers for food but also for the supply of other local raw materials like wool as I am aware some of our fashion designers are struggling to find local suppliers so this is a segment we will be looking to develop in the future.