For those who are interested in Slow Fashion, London does offer a number of event and experiences. Few are as sophisticated and sensorial as this one.
The Dinner to Dye For is a horticultural, culinary and textile experience all in one.
The afternoon workshop starts with a guided foraging walk around Hackney City Farm and continues with bubbling pots of natural colour and a lesson in the rare art of transforming flowers, bark, leaves, and roots into brilliant natural colour on cloth.
In the evening, a three course meal with drinks will be served, using the same plants as seen in the dye baths, for a celebration of foods that are seasonal and foraged. The menu is created by Chef Beatrice Ferrante, and will be served on stylish ceramic tableware specially designed by artist, Owen Wall.
Dinners to Dye For are presented as an eco literacy project of the Permacouture Institute, an organisation with the mission of integrating clothing and textiles into the ecological landscape. By offering an uncommon multi sensory experience of these plants the event also builds a bridge between the well-known sustainable food movement and the more unusual realm of sustainable fashion and textiles.
The Permacouture Institute is an educational charity founded and co-directed in San Francisco by Sasha Duerr with UK projects coordinated by Katelyn Toth-Fejel. Katelyn is also a member of the Dalston based shop and sustainable design collective, Here Today Here Tomorrow and works for the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion.
The workshop and dinner take place Saturday 2 June 2012, 3:00 – 8:00pm, at Hackney City Farm, Straw Bale Room 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA. Tickets for workshop, meal and drinks are £45.
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