Throughout history, plants have played a fundamental role in fashion - as dye, as fibre, through floral motifs and botanical folklore, connecting us to a place, a story or a culture.
However in our globalised world, this connection has been lost. Our clothing today is more likely to be derived from fossil fuels and made using toxic chemicals, damaging human health and nature’s ecosystems.
A Textile Garden for Fashion Revolution Garden attempts to re-establish the connection between plants and fashion. The garden is intended to imitate a textile, with planting in distinctive blocks of colour to create the impression of a woven fabric. Shallow reflective pools represent dye baths, with fabric or fibres soaking in natural dyes, and a series of paved seams will lead through the planting. The garden will reveal the beauty to be found in plant-based dyes and fibres and sow a seed of curiosity about what is in our clothes.
The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.
A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!
Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.
Fashion Revolution was founded in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013. Since then, the organisation has grown to become the world’s largest fashion activism movement, mobilising citizens, brands and policymakers through research, education and advocacy. Fashion Revolution campaigns for a clean, safe, fair, transparent and accountable fashion industry.
The Fashion Revolution Garden will be relocated on 9th June to Headington School in Oxfordshire. This is where the linen boundaries were dyed for the textile students.
Head to the link below to follow the story of this garden and the people involved in its creation.