Tag - Sustainable fashion

#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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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 Death of Fast Fashion – Slowing Down for a Fashion Revolution

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. Join her for a week of blog posts and social media conversation to highlight the importance of change in both the fashion industry and consumer habits.   “Slow fashion“, is a phrase [...]

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BeWooden

The young start-up 2013 was founded near Prague with the vision to bring joy through unique handcrafted products. Sustainability, individuality and creativity are the maxims that come with BeWooden. Local wood and the connection of several local craftsmen guarantee the highest quality possible. Regional production played an important role for the founders from the beginning on. Every product is created with lovely handwork. It is time to say goodbye to fast-fashion and share joy through unique wooden bow ties, [...]

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Twisted Fern Designs

Twisted Fern Designs has been creating high quality cruelty free, sustainable Jewellery since June 2017. After living and working in the remote mountains of the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Victoria was inspired to provide an earth kind alternative to mass produced fast fashion items. Her love of nature and passion for creating can be seen in all of her unique creations. Each piece is individually designed and created with 100% recycled sterling silver, sustainably harvested Portuguese Cork Cord and [...]

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Vintageisavirtue Vintage Store

VINTAGEISAVIRTUE VINTAGE STORE A lifelong appreciation of wacky colours, sparkle and patterned loveliness, teamed up with the thrill of finding treasure started this little venture! All of the colourful vintage items you see in my shop has a had a little story of it’s own already, been handpicked by me, and then lovingly restored and cared for ready for it’s next home. The ‘make do and mend’ mentality is very important to me so the whole ethos of recycling preloved items [...]

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Green Moon Designs

Set up in 2016 in Nottingham England. Green Moon Designs is a brand that supplies organic, fairtrade, handmade & eco-friendly items. All of the limited-quantity products are created and packaged using sustainable methods and materials. The product information is clearly stated on each product so you can be sure that what you are buying is not at the cost of our planet. Operating on a multiple season style and not short-lived trends, new items are only released when old ones have [...]

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Casa del Duende

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. Casa del Duende is featured in the Spring Issue 2018. The latest [...]

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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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Experimenting With Natural Dyes in Fashion Textile

Throughout our lives, fabric, cloth, textiles and fashion dominate. We use clothes to cover ourselves, to express our personality and identity, along with it being a vital part of our comfort and sense of belonging. This is why it is important we understand fabrics, what they are made of, what they are dyed with, and how our bodies react to these elements. With the increasing use of polyester and man made fibres on the high street it is now [...]

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