Runner Handmade: Start your “plastic free” challenge

About one year ago, Meghan and her boyfriend decided to try going “plastic free” for one month. As she says in her blog, “The challenge was eye-opening”. She couldn’t find great options for going plastic free, so she started sewing more, knitting more and gardening more… and that’s how the idea of Runner Handmade came… Read More Runner Handmade: Start your “plastic free” challenge

Experimenting with natural dyes: an old pan, water, lots of onions and an expert teacher

The account of a day of experimentation. There are a number of reasons why Michela decides to pay me a visit in the Abruzzo: a yearning for the mountains (Campo Imperatore, a mountain grassland, is a stone’s throw away), a desire to get away from her workshop in Rimini for a few days before she… Read More Experimenting with natural dyes: an old pan, water, lots of onions and an expert teacher

Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes

“Maple is my favourite leaf” Michela Pasini’s is one of those cases in which the brand and the artist’s personality can’t be separated. They share the same values. So when speaking about Michela or Rosso di Robbia, we are talking about the same: passion for sustainable designs. Rosso di Robbia is Michela’s natural dyeing workshop… Read More Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes

Barbara Munsel and Jetty Dijkshoorn: Fascination for the Indigo

“Our mission is to create awareness for forgotten textile crafts.” One is an eco-friendly fashion designer, the other an entrepreneur dedicated to Marmorino plaster. They share a passion for sustainability and fashion and after some cappuccinos sipped together, they decided to open Arte-Klatsch, a creative art platform located in an old townhouse in one of… Read More Barbara Munsel and Jetty Dijkshoorn: Fascination for the Indigo

Beautiful fantasy eco-house in the middle of the woods

Have you ever wished decorating your home or even summer house, in a fantasy style from your favorite movies. Well Simon Dale from Wales has built “A Hobbit House” for his family in the middle of the woods. Beside the unique style, his interest was also to keep the environment, making it a perfect example of… Read More Beautiful fantasy eco-house in the middle of the woods

“Imperfect is perfect”: exploring with felt and the wonders of botany

Tell me something about you… My name is Terriea Kwong, a fibre and fabric enthusiast born in Hong Kong. I’m a mother of two with a lovely family including a fluffy ball Mogi. I used to work in corporate communications for a multi-national company but after I discovered felt making and natural printing I opened… Read More “Imperfect is perfect”: exploring with felt and the wonders of botany

Two Questions You Should Ask at an Arts and Crafts Fair

In my work at No Serial Number magazine as a general rule, I always aim to provide really positive examples to follow, rather than spending time criticising practises that I don’t find particularly eco-friendly. However, on this occasion, I will slightly break this rule because I realised that not everything that looks natural or “eco” always is.… Read More Two Questions You Should Ask at an Arts and Crafts Fair