Allan Brown, a textile artist and the world’s foremost expert on nettle textiles, is coming to the Croatian city of Koprivnica.
Allan is the pioneer of the movement towards surrendering completely to the process, learning from nature, and healing our relationship with fashion and our modern lives.
Allan’s remarkable story is featured in the documentary film “The Nettle Dress” by Dylan Howitt, which has been hailed by The Guardian’s readers as one of the films of the year. In the film, we follow Allan over seven years as he, amidst personal loss, creates a dress made from nettles for his daughter.
The film will be screened on Saturday, September 23rd, at 6:00 PM at the “Fran Galović” Library and Reading Room in Koprivnica. Since the film is just beginning its cinema distribution in the UK, this is a unique opportunity to see it in Croatia.
After the screening, there will be a discussion with Allan. The film and the conversation with Allan will be in English (the film has no subtitles).
Before the film, Allan will conduct a workshop on making nettle textiles for leading regional experts in sustainable design, artists, and enthusiasts (the workshop is fully booked). The entire event is organized in collaboration with the Institute of Sustainable Fashion and the “Fran Galović” Library and Reading Room in Koprivnica.