The Nettle Dress

Feature documentary by Dylan Howitt

The Nettle Dress

Feature documentary by Dylan Howitt

Saturday 23rd March

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

“This is an exquisite film. Extremely beautiful and helpful for anyone suffering loss or grief. An inspiration.”
Sir Mark Rylance

 “If you’ve ever wondered what the earth would have fashion do, this is your answer.”
Professor Kate Fletcher, sustainable fashion activist

 ‘Captured with a lyrical sensitivity’
The Guardian

Screening one night only at General Office
Doors open 7pm
Film screening at 7.30pm
Running time 68 minutes
Interval
Q&A film 30 minutes

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