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Highland Community Waste Partnership hosts online screening

The Highland Community Waste Partnership (HCWP) was delighted to fund and host a very special online screening of The Nettle Dress. 

Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from 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 fairy tale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.

Watch The Nettle Dress trailer here.

The event ran for 68 minutes and over 90 viewers from the Highlands and the rest of the UK signed up via Eventbrite to participate. The film screening was followed by a discussion about regenerative fibre production in Scotland. After the film, viewers heard from two guest speakers; Katharine Sharp from Highland Wool and Rosie Bristow from Fantasy Fibre Mill about their work and what the future holds for regenerative textiles in Scotland.

Tickets were free but donations were welcomed. All proceeds went to Highland Wool CIC, supporting a sustainable wool industry in Scotland, and Fantasy Fibre Mill, connecting regenerative agriculture to ethical fashion, producing natural fibre yarn which is grown, processed and spun in the UK.

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23 February 2024

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