Discover & support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’, plus by exploring the OSNotts website and by visiting them in their studios and workplaces around the county & city on the dates stated.

  • Visit Free Natives at her Open Studio on 11-12 June, 2022 (10-4) (North Notts, venue 9).
    • alongside fellow Harley Artists: Jane Withers & Michael Hanmer, Louise Asher (Hope & Elvis), Phil Neal, Michelle Reader & Steve Handley.
    • Refreshments – Harley Cafe, Welbeck Farm Shop & Notcutts Garden Centre are all a short walk away.
    • Full Wheelchair Access – there is a small step of 30/40mm at the door.

Lauren Geoghegan - Free NativesBOTANICALLY DYED CLOTHING
Made to order and small batch organic clothing that is botanically dyed from the Welbeck estate.
Harley Foundation Studios, WELBECK S80 3LW
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Free Natives was conceived in the frozen new year of 2020. We offer versatile garments with a story, that fit seamlessly with the rest of your wardrobe.

  • Designs and colour palettes are heavily influenced by nature, and our interaction with it. The colours, the sounds, the smells. The textures, even.
  • Garments are made to order or in small batches, avoiding unnecessary waste.
  • The label is conceptualised, sampled, dyed and sewn by Lauren Geoghegan in Nottinghamshire, England.


My studio is based on the Welbeck estate as part of the Harley Foundation Studios. It is a purpose built studio space and here I design, make and botanically dye all the clothes for Free Natives.


I make clothes for my sustainable clothing brand Free Natives, I specialise in the heritage craft of botanical dying. Working with locally foraged materials, flowers grown in my garden at home as well as utilising kitchen scraps for a truly zero waste ethos.

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.


A recent bundle dye piece I completed using onion skins to dye a sample for our spring/summer range: