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Monkee Genes: “There is no reason Profit and Sustainability can’t work together”

Monkee Genes is a fashion label based in the East Midlands of England, producing jeans from organic cotton. The company was created in 2006 by Phil Wildbore, owner and designer of the brand. His frustration regarding the denim market and the disposable high street fashion, encouraged him to start this new venture not only to raise public consciousness but also to bring a fresh and youthful proposal to fashion. Their classic and innovative jean styles come from Indonesia, Turkey and [...]

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Bimbur books: Eco-friendly book arts

Becca Imbur is a bibliophile, book artist, seamstress, eco-printer, creative business coach, social media manager and mama. She spent over 10 years as a full time camp administrator for various non-profits located throughout the southeast of the United States. Most of these locations were remote and secluded, which left her misfits with a lot of time on her hands. It was there that Becca’s love for art and crafting really started to show itself to her: many nights were [...]

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Casa del Duende: Upcycling vintage fabrics

The Casa del Duende was set up in October 2013 by director and designer, Justine Dalton. It is dedicated to producing unique accessories and homeware which are both stylish and affordable. The main mission statement of the Casa is to use recycled vintage fabrics to produce individual items aimed at environmentally aware clients who really care about the provenance of their clothing. Each item is designed and handmade at Justine’s London studio. Handmade Kimono Slippers These amazing and beautiful slippers are [...]

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Hippie Treasures: Creation as a way of life

Angela has been tie dyeing since her daughter was born in 2007, but her love for sewing and creating has been accompanying her all her life. She started her Facebook page just as an outlet to get rid of some of her art and, little by little, it blossomed into what it is now. Angela enjoys doing custom dye and sewing jobs for people. So if you want something made, just try her! She can probably do it! In her [...]

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Flora Fibres Yarn: Amazingly vegan!

Flora Fibres Yarn shop specialises in vegan hand spun yarns, which are created from natural plant fibres and are all 100% animal free. All of their products are suitable for vegans, those with allergies to wool, and highly recommended to anyone looking to try something a little different in their crafting! Flora Fibres yarns are spun by hand by the sea in Fife, Scotland, and then dyed using natural dyes obtained from plants. As much as possible the dye plants [...]

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Papoutsi Shoes: Unique designs, unique materials

Vegetable tanned leather shoes? Vegan shoes? You can’t believe it? But it is true! Papoutsi shoes is a dutch brand producing handmade shoes for kids and adults. If you are wondering how would it feel to wear them, then we can tell that it feels like walking barefoot, but with the protection of a shoe. So you can definitely use them outdoors as shoes, or indoors as slippers while stimulating a healthy posture for free and natural movement. All Papoutsi shoes [...]

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Koaino Soaps: pleasure to our skin, beauty to our eyes

Rebecca Meagher states it clearly, through Koaino Soaps we are cleaning up the planet one bar at a time! This soap maker, creator of Koaino Soaps, ensures her products are all made in small batches, the old fashion way in Clarence Creek, Ontario, using only natural ingredients that are healthy for us and our environment. All of Koaino soaps are scented with 100% plant-based essential oils and contain no chemicals or fillers such as hormone-disrupting phthalates and parabens. They are [...]

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Nervous Wardrobe: alternative, minimalist, handmade linen designs

Nervous Wardrobe is a bespoke clothing line, tailored to fit every women. Tailoring to predetermined measurements is out of their values. Why? Because they recognise that women are all different, ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. As the organisation states, their creative process includes every customer as a co-traveller in their handmade world. Every stitch is only made by two hands and using exclusively natural fabrics -mainly linen, silk, wool and cotton-. Autumn colours are Nervous Wardrobe’s favourites, so [...]

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TJ Design Clothing: Pure Hand Dyed Clothing

Trisha and Jill love and enjoy creating hand-made garments for women. Their offer ranging from scarves, tops, coats and bloused are handmade and hand dyed utilising natural colours. Every piece is unique! We highly recommend having a look at their materials, because they are include beautiful stuff as eucalyptus leaves. Trisha makes no effort to control the plants, water, and many other variables that create an adventure with every bundle that she opens. Plants change with the seasons as does [...]

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Happytasja: new bags from wasted clothes

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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