Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes

“Maple is my favourite leaf” Michela Pasini’s profile resembles to the cases in which brand and artist’s personality can’t be separated. They share the same values. So when speaking about Michela or Rosso di Robbia, we are talking about the same: passion for sustainable designs. Rosso di Robbia is Michela’s natural dyeing workshop where she… Read More Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes

Ffelt Abertawe: Knowing the sheep, the farmer, and feeling fulfilment

“Behind each and every item there is a story”  Everytime someone buys an item from Ffelt Abertawe, he/she receives not just a unique and handmade design, but most importantly the guarantee that small farmers are paid fair prices, that animals are not suffering and that ancient native sheep breeds of Britain are being cared for.… Read More Ffelt Abertawe: Knowing the sheep, the farmer, and feeling fulfilment

What Have Crafts to Do With Zero-Waste? Introducing Our New Directory (Online Soon)

We are planning some big changes to the blog in the next few months. We have already started to create a directory of all the artists/artisans who feature in our magazine. Another change will be that we will create a zero-waste shop directory on this blog. The “zero-waste movement” is an exciting network of organisations,… Read More What Have Crafts to Do With Zero-Waste? Introducing Our New Directory (Online Soon)

An account of a day off school, during the Christmas holidays

Imagine three children, a typically small London house, a tiny garden – the English winter sogginess rendering it unusable – and very short days. Tough days, spent inventing games, writing and reading stories, drawing and, only for a short while, breaking up the day with some cartoons (Their choices? Peter Rabbit and the Octonauts, both… Read More An account of a day off school, during the Christmas holidays

Caroline Nixon: Eco-Printing and Upcycling from Warwickshire

“Eco-printing is the antithesis of today’s ‘throwaway’ society” Specialised in eco-printing and natural colours, Caroline Nixon is a textile artist living and working in Warwickshire, UK. She uses botanical contact printing and natural dyeing combined with the shibori technique to create beautiful designs. Caroline usually upcycles and dyes the clothes and textiles that she finds… Read More Caroline Nixon: Eco-Printing and Upcycling from Warwickshire