Foraged colour is an example of sustainable, closed-loop creation with zero air miles. Foraging for materials is our starting point for change. Our aim is to pushing the boundaries of place and what can be sourced locally, delivering examples of sustainable textiles. It will resonate with the current discourse about biodiversity, climate change, re-use and upcycling.
Through the investigation of natural dye plants and fungi that are readily available in the UK, the aim of the project will be to create contemporary textiles and garments from British wool, to exemplify the abundance of colour and natural resources around us. Employing eco foraging practices, using fallen branches for bark and only taking 10 percent of lichen.