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Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North East of England. Owner of The Phoenix Green Store, she is currently in the process of transforming it into Newcastle Upon Tyne’s first zero waste shop. She handles the magazine’s Twitter account every Monday evening from 8pm GMT for #EthicalHour. The last few weeks have seen me pulling on the mantle of Twitter handler for No Serial Number, and taking part in #EthicalHour. No mean feat – my [...]
Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North east of England. She interviewed Louise O’Hara for the Winter Edition of No Serial Number Magazine. The full article can be found at www.noserialnumber.org, and via digital download here. When I first started following Louise O’Hara on Facebook, she still called her page Drawn to Stitch, and I would marvel at the tactile landscapes that took me away to my heart’s home in the Highlands of Scotland. Marrying [...]
Kate Stuart is the eco-creator and owner of The Phoenix Green Store, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Here she talks about her experience with the Blanket Without Borders Project, and her workshops to give opportunity to the North East to share their stories of place and connection with those of the wider community and international family. In January 2017 I answered the call to create a patch for a collaborative blanket that was being made by artist-makers of The Sussex [...]
By Holly by Heart I started this year thinking I’d make a few swaps in my usual food shop and I’d be able to cut out a large chunk of the plastic in my bin. I was wrong. It’s hard. Really hard. As in almost impossible! I’ve seen the zero waste tribe in articles. They seem like lovely people but unfortunately they seem unrelatable. They have to eat Weetabix for breakfast (the only cereal wrapped in paper), they buy grains in [...]
Kate Stuart runs The Phoenix Green Store, making household textiles and zero waste alternatives from recycled/reclaimed/re-purposed fabric. She also writes for No Serial Number Magazine and is looking for contributions from people who follow a zero waste lifestyle for her latest article. Read on for more details! I’ve been on a zero-waste journey for a while now. It’s a difficult path, especially when funds are low and you have a family to cater for. Sometimes you just want to give [...]