Linda Row has developed a method of infusing textiles with natural copper from certain species of mushroom, that hyper-accumulate specific metals from the growing substrate. Copper is used in EMR protection and Linda has sought to achieve a sustainable method of achieving this protection, through the use of fungi.
The jacket is made from wool, dyed with fustic, logwood and shiitake mushrooms. This is combined with mushroom leather that is derived from the Phellinus ellipsoideus, which is a large parasitic fungus that is processed in a completely natural way, without the use of toxic chemicals. The jacket is lined in organic cotton fleece.
Black Swan Arts, Frome. 1st – 22nd December 2018