Botanica Tinctoria is delighted to be included in the new sustainable sourcing site for theatre and film costuming, We Are Albert: http://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.
Botanica Tinctoria recently sponsored the wonderfully talented young designer Eloise Ptito-Echeverria. Eloise, who has a background in Fine Arts and is now in her third year studying Fashion, has been exploring her cultural roots through the traditional "huipil" blouse, worn by women throughout South America. She says, "the huipil is an extraordinary silhouette and textile canvas for me to express myself with and to branch off from creatively." Using our Eri Silk embroidery threads, Eloise has hand stitched lyrics from artist Lido Pimienta's song, "Mueve", a work she finds deeply inspiring, "Only your soul will save you."