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

Eliana’s Tree: the bed & breakfast with a sustainable twist!

Hidden among the narrow twisting lanes of the southern Italian ‘cave town’ of Matera, where cats sun themselves on stone walls cut into the rock and mysterious flower-shaped symbols are imbedded in the walls of the Sassi (the old town, literally ‘stones’), lies a very special bed and breakfast. Unlike many hotels and guesthouses, which… Read More Eliana’s Tree: the bed & breakfast with a sustainable twist!

Painting with Natural Inks such as Coffee Syrup, Vegetables and Fruits

Guest Article by Jacques Williamos Hi everyone.  I’m a mixed media eco-artist.  Jacques is the shortened form of Jacqueline, which my father began calling me when I was little.  I’ve been drawing from as long as I remember and was lucky enough to win third prize in a national schools’ art competition when I was… Read More Painting with Natural Inks such as Coffee Syrup, Vegetables and Fruits

Ethical, sustainable and stylish bags handmade in the UK

What Daisy Did, the ethical fashion accessories label was founded 3 years ago after Daisy and Ozric had spent several years working in event sustainability, they travelled to India and were inspired by the place, people and their ability to utilise waste in their daily lives. Their current collections are made from factory waste and… Read More Ethical, sustainable and stylish bags handmade in the UK

Following a strand of wool… we ended up in Bolivia

Following twisting paths in search of those who are passionate about using natural fibres, it is inevitable to come across someone who has chosen to live in the same place as the animals who provide the precious threads – llamas, alpacas and vicuñas – and the women who have always used them (because spinning and… Read More Following a strand of wool… we ended up in Bolivia

Pam de Groot’s vibrant wearable art: experimenting with materials to find one’s own voice

Vibrant colours and original shapes, these are the two characteristics that really impressed me when I came across the diverse works of Pam de Groot, who I had the pleasure to interview recently.  Hello, Pam, how would you like to introduce yourself? I am a textile and fibre maker from the Blue Mountains, west of… Read More Pam de Groot’s vibrant wearable art: experimenting with materials to find one’s own voice