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Websites & Books on Eco-Dyeing and Sustainable Processes

Artists and Designers Working in Eco Textiles & Dyeing


India Flint India Flint is a textile artist who makes stitched and dyed textile pieces, creates costumes for dance, has an eco-fashion label and writes books. The River & Cloth dyeing workshop plans include eco-dyeing, solar dyeing, hapazome and ice flower dyeing techniques discovered by India Flint. Website: Books: http://www.indiaflint.com/ Eco Colour - Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles, 2008

Jenny Dean Jenny Dean is a natural dyer, handspinner and general textile enthusiast. She runs workshops and writes books on natural dyeing. Website: Books: http://www.jennydean.co.uk/wordpress/?page_id=2 The Craft of Natural Dyeing, 1994 Wild Colour, 1999 Colours from Nature A Dyer!s Handbook, 2007

Kate Goldsworthy Kate Goldsworthy is a textile designer and researcher, specialising in new finishing technologies, design for recycling. Website: http://www.kategoldsworthy.co.uk/

Alabama Chanin Alabama Chanin is a lifestyle company that focuses on creating an array of products through focusing on slow design (design or craft that incorporates a focus on local industry, workforces, and craftspeople) and sustainability. Website: http://www.alabamachanin.com/
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Rebecca Earley Rebecca Earley is a textile designer and senior research fellow at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Website: http://www.beckyearley.com/ Books: Ever & Again

Organisations and Networks:


Textiles Environment Design (TED) TED is a research cluster involving design practitioners at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. TED looks at the role that the designer can play in creating textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment and to provide a toolbox of designer-centred solutions. http://www.tedresearch.net/index.htm Textile Futures Research Group The Textile Futures Research & Consultancy comprises researchers across several art & design institutions within the University of the Arts London. The remit of the Unit is to carry out research that improves the relationship between science and design and explores sustainability. http://www.tfrg.org.uk/ Helen Storey Foundation The Helen Storey Foundation is a not-for-profit arts organization promoting creativity and innovation. http://www.helenstoreyfoundation.org/ Junky Styling Junky Styling are designers who create and sell recycled and deconstructed good quality second hand clothes into completely new and experimental products. http://www.junkystyling.co.uk/ Kate Fletcher Kate Fletcher advises and promotes sustainable fashion and textiles. http://www.katefletcher.com/ Lifetimes Project Lifetimes explores the relationship between fashion, eco-logical thinking and sustainability. http://www.katefletcher.com/lifetimes/ Natural Dyes International Natural Dyes is an international nonprofit organisaton which researches natural dyes and pigments, shares information about the history of and the use of natural materials. http://www.naturaldyes.org/instruction.htm

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The 5 Ways Project 5 Ways explores things made round the corner from where you live, things which you never want to launder, things which work with human needs, things which have multiple lives pre-ordained, and things which require you to roll up your sleeves and get involved. http://www.5ways.info/ TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) Traid aims to protect the environment by diverting clothes and shoes from landfill http://www.traid.org.uk/

Quick Book References:


Eco-Dyeing Ever & Again, Rebecca Earley Eco Colour - Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles, India Flint: 2008 Natural Dyeing Natural Dyes, Dominique Cardon Wild Colour, Jenny Dean: 1999 Indigo & Shibori Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now, Yoshiko Wada Indigo, Jenny Balfour-Paul

Quick Web References


History of Indigo http://www.indigopage.com/herbal/herbal.htm Ethical Production of textiles and fair trade http://www.tedresearch.net/research_downloads/fairtradeethicalprod.pdf Pollution from the textile industry http://www.tedresearch.net/research_downloads/lowtoxicity.pdf Textile Recycling http://www.tedresearch.net/research_downloads/recycling.pdf Environmental impacts of different fibres http://www.katefletcher.com/cotton.shtml http://www.katefletcher.com/polyester.shtml http://www.katefletcher.com/wool.shtml

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Specialist Suppliers for Materials


Fabrics: Whaleys of Bradford http://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk/ Natural Dyes: P&M Woolcraft http://www.pmwoolcraft.co.uk/ Madder & Woad Plants Old Hall Plants http://www.oldhallplants.co.uk/

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