Dye gardens

Gardening goes fashion-forward


Collaborations are all the rage in the world of fashion, but it’s not so common for gardeners to be one half of the partnership. Students from the London College of Fashion though, are joining forces with a group of community growers, to create a dye garden that will bring colour to their fashion collections and their campus.

Beer, bread and threads: cottage industries grow in the city

by Helen Babbs

Micro brewers, bakers and textile makers are setting up in cities all over the country to offer a handcrafted alternative to bland, mass-produced goods. Helen Babbs takes a tour of three London projects and finds out how we can all get involved.