British Grown Plant Dyes – An Unmet Demand

Breakout Tent

There is an ever increasing demand from designers for British grown plant dyes. Our panellists will share their expertise in plant dyes, dye farming, processing and demand. We will discuss ways to encourage farmers to explore dye plants and overcome the challenges involved in growing, harvesting and processing successful crops. Hear the story of Ian Howard’s pioneering woad farm and his advice for the next generation of growers. What is the vision of Fibreshed for soil to soil textiles and which dye crops are currently being grown here? What can British farmers learn from projects in the USA, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France?