An exploration of the use of nettles as a sustainable alternative source of fibre for fabric.

This Facebook live event featured a conversation between ReMode’s Creative Director Gillian Steel, and Peter Livingstone from EADHA enterprises.


This event is part of the Reel Lives project funded by Renfrewshire Council’s CHEF fund.

The project has been looking at different ways we can explore the intrinsic value of fabric as a creative resource – whatever its origin. This has involved looking at what local resources are available that can be used as raw materials for future projects – whether that be resources from nature such as nettles; waste from local manufacturers; or discarded second hand garments.

We have been working with groups of local people in Paisley to share skills in using discarded fabrics and industrial off cuts from manufacturing to create new garments.

This recording of the facebook live event is one of the ways ReMode is adapting to COVID and finding alternative ways to deliver and share what we do.