Tag - sustainable materials

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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Debbie Lyddon: Artist and Maker

Debbie Lyddon is an artist and maker based in Surrey and Norfolk, UK. Her creative practice explores landscape and place and her inspiration comes from experiencing and paying attention to her surroundings. Debbie’s interest lies in the perception of natural phenomena that occur in her immediate surroundings and her current practice explores the processes of change that occur in a coastal environment. Air, wind, water, light and sound are forever shifting with continuous and infinitesimal change; Debbie’s work explores these visible [...]

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Sesame Seed Designs: Translating a love for the outdoors

Casey love for the outdoors comes from growing up on 20 acres alongside a mountain stream and with a patient mother who tolerated salamanders, crawdads and aquatic insects as temporary pets. She fall in love with summer camps as a nine-year-old exploring the redwood forests at a beautiful camp in northern California and went on to spend several summers during college working as a counselor. This explains not only the educational and environmental projects she develops around Friends of Tryon [...]

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NAÏVE! UNIQUE: Inspiration and textile art from Oaxaca

NAÏVE! UNIQUE offers pieces of TEXTILE ART you can wear in your daily life to make it different, feeling in tune with nature. Created in Mexico, this contemporary designs are inspired by traditional textiles. Their materials and processes are all sustainable, natural and clean. But besides being careful for the materials employed, NAÏVE! UNIQUE also supports endangered textile arts and techniques, handmade in remote areas of Mexico. They collaborate with several indigenous communities to help keeping their prodigious crafts. Nereida [...]

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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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The Whichford Pottery: Pottery on a big and sustainable scale

Located in a beautiful and picturesque countryside area, Jim and Dominique Keeling established Whichford Pottery in 1976 with two apprentices. Decades have passed and they now lead a team of 30 local people, including his eldest son Adam, designing and making a wide range of English flowerpots using traditional hand-thrown and hand-pressed methods for discerning gardeners worldwide. Passionate about keeping their skills alive, this family business keeps using ethically sourced material while supporting local businesses wherever possible. They produce all [...]

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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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Erica Vaccari: An entrepreneur within the world of plants

Erica Vaccari is the creator of Travel Floral, a boutique travel agency specializing in the creation of trips for small groups interested in discovering gardens  and natural areas of great beauty. The trips mainly take place in England, though every year Erica proposes a new European destination. Her interest in the combination of tourism and gardens is complemented by another passion: flowers. Besides running Travel Floral, Erica also initiated Women of Flowers, which offers workshops on sustainable floral arrangements. These [...]

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Theresa Brown: “Eco printing it’s not a word you will find in the dictionary”

Theresa gives life to the ancient art of silk painting when she puts her brush to the silk or when she decides to explore the many methods of adding colour and design to natural fibers. She has her own definition of eco printing, and hers implies bringing mother nature’s actual colours and designs to her palette through an eco-conscious process. Theresa is based in North Carolina, and from her studio and mini-farm, she regularly creates her beautiful art while also [...]

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Sat-su-ma: From beautiful plant dyes to outstanding garments

Sat-su-ma’s motion is not to objectivize the garment, but rather to turn dressing into an immediate experience. Based in Seferihisar, İzmir, Turkey, sat-su-ma products are 100% cotton, handmade and dyed with plant dyes using traditional recipes. Through the process of dyeing, no toxic chemical compounds are exploited while only local groundwater is used. Unique garments for women, with a twist on colours and garments. Highly recommended! Have a look at some of their lovely products: LUSH What an amazing dress! A creative design [...]

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