London School of Economics
Taster sessions of simple natural dyeing techniques, dip-dye, tie-dye, poll wrapping (using tea, Manjistha and Paprika Powder) for up to 60 LSE students.
London College of Fashion
3 taster sessions of simple natural dyeing techniques, dip-dye, tie-dye, poll wrapping (using tea, Manjistha and Paprika Powder) for 60 BA Womenswear final year students.
UAL Earth Day 2022
As part of UAL's Earth Day and in collaboration with Tens Studio, we delivered a workshop titled: Exploring environment and justice through natural dyeing.
These short taster sessions were a brief introduction to the process of natural dyeing, using household spices and teas as well as trying a few different techniques. Around the table, we discussed the benefits and outcomes of working with organic colour and discussed social/climate justice.
TEN by TEN Presents: Natural Indigo Dyeing Workshop
In collaboration with CIC Ten by TEN, we are delivering a series of Indigo dyeing workshops.
These practical knowledge workshop are an introduction to the process of dyeing with natural indigo where we cover the origins, histories, benefits and outcomes of working with organic colour.
We also discuss social/climate justice and some of the negative effects of working with synthetic dyes on both people and the planet to better understand why we need to find more and more ways of circular, responsible and equitable methods of design within fashion.
These workshops are based on a social value model - a portion of every ticket sale allows us to run free summer holiday workshops for young people from disadvantaged background.
Also forming part of my MA research, this workshop was a collaboration with Hackney charity, Children with Voices.
Aimed at the same age group (11-16) the workshops aim was to uplift the knowledge, skills and sense of collective community action and value through fashion and focus on translating how practical sustainable fashion skills can bring about social and environmental change.
This workshop was supported by The Proctor & Gamble / UAL Better Lives Award
As part of my MA Research project, focused on sustainability as a privilege, I planned and delivered a free natural dye workshop for young people from Black backgrounds in East London, aged 11-16.
Each young person came away with their own naturally dyed hoody made by me from 50% recycled fabric and experimented with paprika, teabags and turmeric, all easily accessible items.
This workshop was supported by The Society of Dyers and Colourists.