Sustainability Week 2023
Open only to Morley College London, Students, Friends and Teaching Staff
DOCUMENTARY BY DYLAN HOWITT 68 MINUTES | UK | 2022 Follow @nettledressfilm. FOLLOWED BY AN HOUR OF Q&A WITH ALLAN BROWN
For Sustainability Week Morley College is proud to be showing The Nettle Dress Film on Thursday 8 June with a Q&A afterwards with Allan Brown, maker of the Nettle Dress. You will have a chance to handle the Dress.
Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. This is ‘Hedgerow Couture’, the greenest of slow fashion and also his medicine. It’s how he survives the death of his wife and finds a beautiful way to honour her. A modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.
“THIS IS AN EXQUISITE FILM. EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL AND HELPFUL FOR ANYONE SUFFERING LOSS OR GRIEF. AN INSPIRATION.” SIR MARK RYLANCE
“IF YOU’VE EVER WONDERED WHAT THE EARTH WOULD HAVE FASHION DO, THIS IS YOUR ANSWER.” PROFESSOR KATE FLETCHER, SUSTAINABLE FASHION ACTIVIST