Natural Dyeing for Fashion Revolution Day at Here Today Here Tomorrow

In 2015 Here Today Here Tomorrow hosted free drop-in workshops in our Dalston shop/studio to show how 'we make your clothes.' This event was in support of Fashion Revolution Day on 24 April which marked the two year anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza, a garment factory complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  

In remembrance of the victims and to take a stand against how the fashion industry operates, Here Today Here Tomorrow asks you to get involved and join the worldwide movement to question more closely who makes our clothes and under what conditions. Anna-Maria and I were on hand to demonstrate natural dyeing and machine knitting throughout the day. It never gets tiring seeing people's delight and surprise in hands-on making and the use of plant dyes and simple garment making tools. Get involved. Ask Questions. Follow the campaign through #whomadeyourclothes.

The Colour of Fashion Handbook

This handbook of natural dyeing was published online in 2014 as an open resource for students and educators.

Natural dyes open up possibilities for a more diverse and locally derived colour palette for design practice and one which is not dependent on petroleum-derived materials. This handbook outlines theoretical and practical elements of workshops which took place at the London College of Fashion. It is now being made available for download as an open resource through the Centre for Sustainable Fashion and funding from the UAL Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design.