ThisWorld began in 2011, created by the artist, Pippa. Clothing from the heart, a form of self expression from me to you.
All garments are designed, cut, sewn and dyed by one pair of hands in Bristol, UK. All fabrics are organic, fairly traded and cruelty free, mainly made from the wonder plant HEMP. The supply chain is one that cares deeply about both people and planet. Garments are individually hand dyed using low impact dyes making each piece totally unique!
Hemp grows amazingly well and quickly without the use of herbicides and pesticides, making it far more environmentally sustainable than most other plant fibers. it uses just 20% of the water needed to grow cotton. Its a wonderfully strong naturally anti-bacterial fabric which keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Low impact dyes do not require the use of toxic mordents, being pigment based the colour binds to the fabric. This means some colours will have hardly any 'wash off' although this does differ between colours. There are many arguments for and against chemical dyes vs. Natural dyes. I recommend doing your own research on the subject. Mine has led me to the conclusion is that any sort of mass dying (even in small quantities) its more logical and less of a strain on the environment to use low impact dyes.
planet earth and mother nature offer limitless inspiration ~forever growing, changing and finding balance. Rooted from the psychedelic music and art scene as well as my current home city of Bristol.
Aiming to encourage and inspire the ever growing movement of individual artists, ThisWorld is dedicated in shifting away from mass market *fast* fashion and towards a fulfilling, Earth-friendly future. Being mindful and consuming less, truly connecting with and treasuring what we do have. Thank you for being a part of it!