Author - Kate Stuart

Second Chance Dreams with Sea Drift Designs

Michael Limon and Sylvia Soulsby dreamed up Sea Drift Designs in 2014, after a pair of second hand pure wool tweed trousers were gifted to them by a Ghillie in Scotland. When they discovered that they didn’t fit, the couple offered them to friends and family, but to no avail, and knowing they wouldn’t use them in their current form, tried to decide what to do with them. Pairing them up with an old Harris Tweed jacket that was [...]

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The Craft of Basket Making with Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans of Wheatcroft Willow is a basket maker based in North Staffordshire, UK. No Serial Number writer Kate Stuart asked her to tell us the story of how she came to the craft, what she loves about it and what advice she would give to someone at the beginning of their basket making journey. Here is what Rachel had to say. “I started my basketmaking journey at the age of 21. After I graduated I worked in the outdoors, [...]

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5 Things to Help You on Your Zero Waste Journey

When you are at the beginning of your journey to producing less waste, it feels like a bit of a contradiction to hear that there are things you can buy that will help you along the way. We’re meant to be buying less, using less, and throwing away less, right? A lot of what we already have at home will do fine, whether it’s plastic or not, and should be used until it reaches the end of it’s natural [...]

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#EthicalHour Roundup – The Art of Ethical Sales

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. Ethical Hour gives us a weekly space to converse with other like minded makers, creators, writers, and businesses with conversation based on a weekly topic. This week we [...]

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#EthicalHour Roundup – After Fashion Revolution Week, What Next?

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which she hopes will become Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018.     We’ve been talking a lot about Fashion Revolution at No Serial Number Magazine this week [...]

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A Fashion Revolution Week Roundup – Conscious Clothes, Compassionate Fashion, and Circular Business Models For The Future of An Industry.

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which she hopes will become Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. My foundation course, all those very many years ago post A-Levels and pre-degree, was Art [...]

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Quality Not Quantity – Why Clothes That Last Should Stand For People Not Profit

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which she hopes will become Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. This is the final post in a six part blog series for Fashion Revolution [...]

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Swimming Against The Tide – Supporting Grass Roots And Kindness in The Fashion Industry

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which she hopes will become Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. This is the fifth in a six part blog series for Fashion Revolution Week, [...]

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The Rise and Rise of Bespoke Upcycled Fashion

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which she hopes will become Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. This is the fourth in a six part blog series for Fashion Revolution Week, [...]

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Second Hand News – Why Reusing Clothes is Back in Fashion

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which is moving towards becoming Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018. This is the third in a six part blog series for Fashion Revolution Week, [...]

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