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.
Meet sustainable clothing advocate and long-term Canberran Barbara Wheeler. She is the founder of Every Thread Counts, an eco-fashion label built around sustainable fabrics and environmentally friendly dyes. Barbara spoke with Eco Stylist, Nina Gbor about the philosophy and inspiration behind her label, her upcoming workshops and a fabulous exhibition called Change of Clothes. If you’re keen to know more about stylish garments that are good for the planet, or explore the idea of sustainable clothing, there’s plenty of information to get you started in the clip.
Posted by The RiotACT on Friday, 18 May 2018
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