The Nettle Dress film review: An intriguing way to see nature

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By Adam Bloodworth If you want to see an extreme example of sustainable fashion, this short and sweet British documentary may be the answer. The Nettle Dress follows textile maker Allan Brown as he talks about his seven-year project making a viking-style dress from locally foraged nettles. It’s an odd starting point for a film, but naturally there is more behind the process. Narrated throughout by Brown himself, he talks about the loss that led him to find solace in his craft – the death of his father – as well as the passing of his wife from cancer at just 45. The nettle weaving takes on a ne…

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