Tag - sustainable

Landscape Medicine – The Weaving of Eloise Sentito – A #LoveStory For Fashion Revolution Week

Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North East of England. Here, she is answering the call from Fashion Revolution, to tell the #lovestory of a garment she loves, as Fashion Revolution Week prepares to encourage people to call for sustainability,  transparency and kindness in the fashion industry, getting them to love the clothes they already own, and supporting them to ask the question #WhoMadeMyClothes. Kate Stuart, wearing her shawl, handwoven by Eloise Sentito. Clothes and their [...]

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Creative Ethical Living Fair – Bringing Sustainable Solutions to The North East

Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North East of England. Owner of The Phoenix Green Store, a business she began to create zero waste textile solutions and patchwork quilts from reclaimed/recycled materials, she is currently in the process of transforming it into Newcastle Upon Tyne’s first zero waste shop. She is taking part in the Creative Ethical Living Fair as a stall holder for her business, representing No Serial Number Magazine offering a special [...]

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The Selkie – Weaving & The Wild Feminine

Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North East of England. Owner of The Phoenix Green Store, she is currently in the process of transforming it into Newcastle Upon Tyne’s first zero waste shop. Here, she writes about a recent exhibition by fellow craftswoman, Imogen Di Sapia, entitled The Selkie – Weaving & The Wild Feminine. Imogen Di Sapia is an accomplished craftswoman and storyteller who marries her skills in textile art, puppet making and weaving [...]

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#EthicalHour Roundup – The Challenge of Ethical Food

Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North East of England. Owner of The Phoenix Green Store, she is currently in the process of transforming it into Newcastle Upon Tyne’s first zero waste shop. She handles the magazine’s Twitter account every Monday evening from 8pm GMT for #EthicalHour. Last year I took my eldest daughter to see the Michael Morpurgo play Running Wild, and whilst we were both blown away by the story, the puppetry, the [...]

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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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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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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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What Daisy Did: Timeless and committed bags

With 6 years of experience in the field of sustainability, Daisy and Ozric, are strong advocates of slow fashion. Their battle against reckless consumerism in the fashion industry is translated and visible through What Daisy Did, a bags brand whose products are beautiful, functional, affordable but which, at the same time, tackle waste from every angle. What Daisy Did uses natural and waste materials to create bags in what they call “timeless styles” that will outlive the micro trends and [...]

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Diana Biscaioli: Finding our own child through textile art

She is an art therapist living and working in the province of Viterbo, Italy. A hand-crafter who knows and enjoys what her geography offers: forests, hills, rocks and her beloved animals, particularly goats. While studying, Diana came across felt and learned needle felting, and since then, she never separated from this technique, which is now what she teaches and her everyday work. She calls herself a textile artist, a creative spirit specialised in a technique that allows her to produce [...]

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