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31 May '17

We Are Albert

Botanica Tinctoria is delighted to be included in the new sustainable sourcing site for theatre and film costuming, We Are Alberthttp://wearealbert.org/. We regularly get inquiries from film costumers since our colours are historically accurate, especially for 19th C. European women's clothing, and our materials have made some starring appearances - we can't say where!

Albert exists to support the UK's production industries transition to environmental sustainability, working with the industry in collaboration to encourage the adaptation of best practices.  So, that includes finding sustainable materials whenever possible.  Albert does a lot of great work with traditional artisan weavers in various parts of the world, re-creating specialized and historical textiles for use in film and television costuming. 

08 Jan '16

Eri Silk Embroidery Threads

Our Eri Silk Embroidery Threads are among our most popular items. The organic Eri silk is raised and spun by indigenous communities in Jharkhand, India as part of a local economic initiative.  The beautiful, harmonious colours are all dyed using natural dyes in our closed loop dyeing system.  The stranded threads are smooth and easy to work with - you can choose to stitch with a single strand or all 8 strands, making them ideal for blending - and your embroidery will be lustrous, not shiny, giving a very contemporary look to your stitching.

26 Oct '15

Weaving the Fabrics We Wear

In September, Botanica Tinctoria took part in the Sustainable Angle's Future Fabrics Expo in London.  Below is an excerpt from "Weaving the Fabrics We Wear", from the Sustainable Fashion Blog.  Check out the beautiful fabrics from the London Cloth Company and Avani Kumaon!  http://sustainable-fashion.com/blog/weaving-the-fabrics-we-wear/

"The fibres we choose to weave or knit fabrics with can be accountable for a great deal of their negative or positive environmental impact. The beauty of textiles weaving in particular is that a myriad of raw materials can be used to create the most intricate, textured, unique and sustainable materials. Some of the best sustainable fibre examples include naturally dyed organic cotton from Botanica Tinctoria, hand spun wools sourced from British conservation flocks used by the London Cloth Company, and low-impact locally cultivated Indian silk from Avani Kumaon. These are among dozens of mills and designers around the world which are working to reduce their environmental impact, many of which are being showcased by The Sustainable Angle at the Future Fabrics Expo."

 


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