Runner Handmade: Start your “plastic free” challenge

About one year ago, Meghan and her boyfriend decided to try going “plastic free” for one month. As she says in her blog, “The challenge was eye-opening”. She couldn’t find great options for going plastic free, so she started sewing more, knitting more and gardening more… and that’s how the idea of Runner Handmade came… Read More Runner Handmade: Start your “plastic free” challenge

Remarkably Reusable: easy, convenient, and fun ways to cut plastic use

Remarkably Reusable is the eco-friendly business created by Madisyn Stopani in North Carolina, United States, aiming at the reduction of plastic use. Once Madisyn realised what a problem plastic is fur our environment, she decided to start creating reusable mesh produce bags that would allow people to cut plastic use in easy, convenient and even… Read More Remarkably Reusable: easy, convenient, and fun ways to cut plastic use

The Countryside Carpenter: hand-crafted with love and conscience

Bespoke garden birdhouses, window boxes, window shutters, beds and tables are just some of the beautiful crafts The Countryside Carpenter offers for your home and garden. Based in Appledore, North Devon (UK), Ruthie Harvey, the shop owner, is passionate about the environment. As such, the wood and materials used by her shop are recycled, upcycled… Read More The Countryside Carpenter: hand-crafted with love and conscience

Tiny Yellow Bungalow: the one stop locale for natural products

What started as an experimental blog in sustainability in the Spring of 2015 is steadily making its transformation into an online eco-conscious shop. The intentions for the blog, and now for the online shop as well, are basically to learn to do good things for the earth and personal health. The brand’s mission is to… Read More Tiny Yellow Bungalow: the one stop locale for natural products

Maria Voto: The Importance of Keeping Traditional Handicrafts Alive

Words from the only weaver from Vico del Gargano, Italy. Once upon a time looms were constantly working at Vico del Gargano. And women had a fundamental role in the development of handicrafts, particularly woven fabrics for everyday use and special occasions, for furnishing, and for the house in general. Looms where then an essential… Read More Maria Voto: The Importance of Keeping Traditional Handicrafts Alive

Experimenting with natural dyes: an old pan, water, lots of onions and an expert teacher

The account of a day of experimentation. There are a number of reasons why Michela decides to pay me a visit in the Abruzzo: a yearning for the mountains (Campo Imperatore, a mountain grassland, is a stone’s throw away), a desire to get away from her workshop in Rimini for a few days before she… Read More Experimenting with natural dyes: an old pan, water, lots of onions and an expert teacher

Learning practical skills with Little Hands Design CIC

Recently we had the pleasure to meet Astrid, the director of a non-profit initiative called Little Hands Design CIC. Little Hands Design CIC runs activities, such as after school sewing clubs and holiday classes to children who are 6 years old and above from a lovely studio in north London. In our ‘fast fashion’ society, the fact that children are… Read More Learning practical skills with Little Hands Design CIC