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Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear: From seed to style the sustainable way

Written by

Bella Gonshorovitz

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Who’s the author? Bella Gonshorovitz is a prize-winning fashion designer and dressmaker who has worked with Alexander Wang and Gucci. A long-time vegan, Bella is passionate about growing her own food and reducing waste. Her cooking is influenced by the principles of sustainability as well as by the flavours of her Tel Aviv childhood

What’s it about?  Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear is a practical, holistic, and fully illustrated guide to a more sustainable way of living. Created in response to the twin dilemmas of food waste and fast fashion, the book is designed to teach readers how to grow their own food and how to get the most out of everything they grow. The book will guide you through every step of the process; you will learn not only how to forage, sow, harvest, and cook their own fruits and vegetables, but also how to use your homegrown produce to create natural dyes. Once you’ve mastered dying your own fabrics, you can then transform those fabrics into exclusively designed pieces of clothing (including a shirt dress and a duster coat) using Bella’s five full-size pattern sheets. To make the book as accessible as possible, Bella focuses on five crops that can either be foraged or easily grown in allotments, gardens, or pots; blackberry, nettle, onion, red cabbage, and rhubarb. Whether you choose to grow your own food or not, the recipes, tips, and sewing patterns in this book are guaranteed to inspire and delight. 

Perfect for: Crafty, sustainability-minded readers who enjoy making things with their own hands, and anyone who wants to understand more about the processes behind the items we consume on a daily basis.

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