How one community project is growing colour to revolutionise textiles
Artists from all over West Yorkshire, England, are the stars of this engaging and enlightening film highlighting how community groups and individuals from across the region and beyond can get involved with a campaign for the district of Kirklees to become the UK’s biggest dye garden. The project is called “Growing Colour Together” and aims to create a district-wide, natural dye garden in Kirklees this summer, specifically focused on development in three areas of the district: Dewsbury, Kirkburton & Birkby, and Fartown. The garden spaces will offer a sustainable, natural means of growing plants that produce dye to be used on textiles, as well as educating those involved about the importance of sustainability within the textiles industry. The film also features moving stories from artists who use sustainable dyeing methods to connect to their garments and communities, as well as sharing the rich textiles history of Kirklees and the many benefits of experiencing nature.