20 May 2018

Every Thread Counts: Creating a stunning clothing collection from natural dyes

| Nina Gbor
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Photos: Brunela Fenalte Photography.

Every Thread Counts is the ethical clothing label that makes beautiful, stylish clothes using botanical dyes and natural fibres. Many of the plants and trees used to fashion this beautiful collection are found right here in Canberra. The label’s founder, Barbara Wheeler is an innovative designer and maker that uses natural, non-toxic dyes to create unique pieces. Barbara spoke to me about the philosophy behind the label and ‘A Change of Clothes’, the upcoming exhibition and sustainable clothing workshop series happening this Autumn and Winter.

The garments are created from ethically sourced silk, GOTS certified organic cotton, linen, wool and natural prints.

Accessories are upcycled from reclaimed fabrics.


Not only is each garment comfortable and easy to wear, each piece tells a story about the place and holds the fragrance of leaves that gave colour to the cloth. Many of the leaves, trees and plants are found locally here in Canberra.

The garments are non-toxic and can be composted when they finally threadbare from use.

A Change of Clothes Exhibition will be on from May 23rd – July 18, 2018 at The Link – Ginninderry, Stockhill Drive, Holt. Find information here.

Find information about A Change of Clothes sustainable clothing workshops here.

Outfits styled by: Nina Gbor

Photos by: Brunela Fenalte Photography

Website: www.everythreadcounts.design

Instagram: @every_thread_counts_

Facebook: @BarbaraWheelerCanberra

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