For the 52nd episode of Check Your Thread, I’m speaking with a fascinating and multi-faceted creative named Bella Gonshorovitz. Originally from Tel Aviv and currently living and working in London, Bella is a fashion designer, maker, author and collaborator who has recently had her first book published. ‘Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear – From seed to style the sustainable way’ is about creating garments that are infused with experience, personality and meaning. We cover her enthralling career to date, including her collaborations with female artists to create personal collections of clothes for them. She also talks us through what she’s growing in her allotment, and the wonderful characters who have supported the creation of her book. And finally, Bella introduces me to two powerful ideas that are deeply connected to sewing more sustainably that I’d never considered before.
Support the podcast over on Patreon!
Find Bella Gonshorovitz via her website HERE, or on Instagram @bella_gonshorovitz
Buy Bella’s book, ‘Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear – From seed to style the sustainable way’ HERE.
Discover Bella’s former employer in NYC, ThreeASFOUR HERE.
Bella is a regular collaborator with artist and sculpter Cathie Pilkington (see Cathie’s work HERE). They worked together in an installation called GoodBedBadBed see below:
The centre for sustainable fashion in London is HERE.
Learn about sustainable fashion pioneer Kate Fletcher HERE.
Bella’s onion dress:
Mr Sadiq is Bella’s allotment mentor:
Allotment Fashion Week! Mr Sadiq and Dean:
Listen to Episode #13. Natural Dyeing with Amy Taylor HERE.