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Sustain: Organic and Naturally Dyed Clothing

Sustain is one of the first companies in the United States to make organic, naturally dyed clothing. Sustain’s mission is to change the conversation from making “low impact” clothing, to making clothing that actually helps the environment. Plus, the Sustain clothing line focuses on health, as the clothing is made from organic fibers and natural dyes, which are full of antioxidants instead of harmful toxins. Sustain only uses fair trade materials and uses only 100% natural fabrics, sewing threads, [...]

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Living Ink: Biomaterials Company

Living Ink is a biomaterials company transforming algae into eco-friendly ink. Every year more than 4 billion kg of ink is produced around the world. Most of this ink is made using petroleum products that are toxic. Living Ink uses algae as an alternative to make ink that is renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic. The company has commercial ink formulations for printing on cardboard and paper packaging. Our interview with Living Ink is featured in the Winter Issue 2017, The Yarn [...]

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Zestria on Etsy: Upcycled Designs

I’m the designer of Zestria, the one that sews, knits, crochets, weaves, spins, embroiders, who looks for fabrics and runs the virtual business, makes the coffee in the mornings and sweeps the floor in the evening. I remember the very day when my grandmother taught me to sew cross stitch. She made beautiful tablecloths or wall cloths enriched with so many ancient symbols like the tree of life, spirals, sun, moon, zigzags… She had no pattern, she knew all by [...]

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RE:DONE: Re:Use, Re:Imagine, Re:Cycle, Re:Purpose, Re:Loved

All the products that Emma Nicol sells have had a past life and, where possible, a bit of their history retained on the pieces themselves. Each piece is Re:Imagined and gently Re:Worked breathing new life into it. Emma loves hunting for ‘treasure’ in charity shops, flea markets house clearances and even skips. She loves imagining the possibilities of how that once loved object can be Re:Used, Re:Purposed and Re:Loved. Based in Nottingham, England, Emma know how to reinvent objects! You’ll want [...]

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Natasja Fakkeldij: Anything is a Valid Material for a Beautiful Bag

Natasja Fakkeldij was born in the Netherlands but she currently lives, works and cycles in beautiful Ireland. She grew up in a small village called Nisse where she had a neighbour who was a tailor, and who – without knowing – inspired Natasja and impulsed her love for textiles. But Natasja’s passion for textile is not just related to craftsmanship but to recycling. From a jacket’s pocket, a piece of a skirt, a print of a t-shirt, an old woollen [...]

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Autumn Accessories: Wear Art, Not the Latest Trends

Whatever project Gemma is working on, she likes to keep as much of the scrap as possible and then find a new purpose for these scraps. Gemma brings beauty to smaller and smaller scraps as part of her ‘closed-loop’ design process. Her Etsy shop, Gemma Textiles is actually the outcome of this interest. Gemma studied fine arts and has always used a wide variety of forms to express her ideas, but textiles were always involved. And it was precisely as a [...]

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CALICO ALCHEMY ORGANICS: Eco friendly lingerie

Calico Alchemy creates lingerie that is artistic, earth conscious, comfortable, and functional. Kelley Bennett’s main concern is to have a minimal impact on the environment as she creates. Each garment is made by hand with high-quality organic textiles:  hemp, cotton, bamboo, silk, and wool. Color is achieved by practicing the ancient art of herbal dyeing. Keeping in mind the need to feel comfortable and beautiful without sacrificing the need for clothing to be sustainable and functional, most of Kelley’s collections [...]

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Green Shoes: traditional skills, contemporary designs

Ethical production is at the heart of Green Shoes’ philosophy. Everything that the company produces is handmade utilising the finest materials and designed by a great team in Devon. As their brand name specify, their proposal concentrates on ethical shoes. Shoes that nor only respect the environment, but that look terrific and feel awesome too! As Green Shoes clearly states, the beauty of a pair of handmade shoes is that your whole body feels different when you step into them: [...]

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CREATIONS (RE)NEW: Good Intentions, Good Products

At Creations (Re)New, unique bags, purses, pillows, scarves, and accessories are prayerfully handcrafted. Sustainable goods are created with repurposed, vintage, and rescued materials while practicing time-honoured handcrafts such as sewing, embroidery, knitting and crochet. Mellie, the owner of the enterprise, learned to sew on her mother’s machine, still occasionally sews on her great-grandmother’s Singer, and was taught the art of hand embroidery by her grandmother, Mimi, at a young age. Her passion for nature, sustainable-living and recycling came from her paternal [...]

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ROBIN TALLER JEWELLERY: Fragments of Nature

Robin Taller is  a designer and maker of objects to adorn the body. Making jewellery is for him an extension of his visual arts practice. As a designer, Robin loves setting a beautiful smooth beach stone in silver, or using an old copper water heater for my enamelled pieces, elevating often overlooked things into objects that can be worn and treasured. His designs are usually in the form of collections, but they all have a common thread of reusing [...]

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