Tag - sustainability

Teresa Mascia: The Beauty of Linen

“Seeing a field in bloom and its delicate colour would make you fall in love with linen”.     Knowing Teresa is knowing the kind of artisan inspired by beloved past memories, folk and traditions. Teresa was born in 1945 in Cagliari (Sardinia), more specifically in San Basilio where she currently owns a small plot of land. Linen has been a relevant economic source for the area, as well as a precious occupation for the women of the commune, who regularly produce trousseaux, [...]

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Magazine Collage Step By Step

Guest Article by Kirstie Adamson What You’ll Need: Magazines (I find rural and style magazines the best to work with. Catalogues are good for small projects especially if you want to introduce pattern in to your piece). Glue (I always use non-toxic adhesives, clear drying children’s craft glues work well. I water this down, approx 25% water to 75% glue). A Jar of Water: I regularly rinse my brush to avoid the brush getting too tacky. Paintbrush: I use a medium flat brush and a small thin brush. Reclaimed [...]

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10 Websites Where You Can Buy Ethically, Socially and Environmentally Responsible Fashion

I have put together a list of online shops where you can buy hand-made, eco-friendly and sustainable fashion. On these website you can find some valuable, high quality products, most of which are fully traceable up to its raw materials. By buying from these websites you will definitely appreciate the effort that goes behind making each individual product and in addition get to know the people who make them. Have you got your own list? Do you own or know of any ethical, social and [...]

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Artists, Textiles & Nature the Wonder Begins … (Part One)

I thought it would be a good idea to put together a few eco print works to really showcase the variety of techniques that fall under this type of textile art. This variety occurs for different reasons. Each individual artist, for example, is always experimenting and constantly creates new recipes. Eco print artists use different combinations of natural materials to print on a variety of different textiles, for example, cotton, hemp, wool and silk. Many artists also combine eco printing with [...]

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