Green Canopy - Ethical Textiles
This exhibition, presented in the Hall, is part of Gawthorpe Textiles Collection’s National Lottery Community Fund project Ethical Textiles.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Ethical fashion is about designing and making clothes in a way that considers people and their communities but reduces the impact on the environment. The exhibition pieces have been made by members of the community from across Burnley including the Re: Fashion youth project and the Valley Street Community Centre Sew Social group.
It showcases a range of techniques and materials, from embroidery with plastic bags, to rag rugging, patchwork, basket making, visible darning and recycled clothing. The pieces demonstrate the importance of learning from the past and preserving traditional craft skills and techniques for future generations to support a sustainable and positive future.
Inspiration has been drawn from pieces in the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection on the theme of trees and woodlands, and also linking in with The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a unique tree planting initiative created to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
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|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
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*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Accompanied children up to age 16 free entry.
National Trust members free with a valid membership card.
Concession applies to over 65s, people with a disability, carers, unwaged and students.