As a p.s. to my last post, I realised I hadn’t mentioned that my lovely Bangladeshi fabric comes from the studio of Bibi Russell, Bibi Productions, which has been active since 1995. Bibi was a supermodel in the 70s and 80s after graduating from the London College of Fashion. However she decided to give up the glittery western career in order to try to improve life for the thousands of Bangladeshi crafts people who make their living from textile hand manufacture and who are in danger of being priced out of their livelihoods by the advent of machine production. This is just paraphrasing and there is more on Bibi’s website here, it’s well worth a read.