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… Read More Sat-su-ma: From beautiful plant dyes to outstanding garments
Natasja Fakkeldij was born in the Netherlands but she currently lives, works and cycles in beautiful Ireland. She grew up in a small village called Nisse where she had a neighbour who was a tailor, and who – without knowing – inspired Natasja and impulsed her love for textiles. But Natasja’s passion for textile is… Read More Happytasja: new bags from wasted clothes
No SLS. No dyes. No 1-4 dioxane. No EDTA. No petrochemicals. No Chlorine. No Phosphates. No DEA. No formaldehyde. No optical brighteners. No synthetic preservatives. No animal testing. – EVER! Lauren Singer lives a Zero Waste lifestyle, and since many readers of her amazing blog were writing to her saying that they loved the idea… Read More The Simply Co.: Finally, an eco-friendly laundry powder
Some people sell their products, and some other teach you how to make them. This last is the case of Simple Shoemaking, an organisation offering books with patterns and directions for making the most ecological and simple shoes possible. There is definitely an alternative to buying factory-made footwear, and making your own from ecological materials… Read More Simple Shoemaking: Learning how to create your own eco friendly shoes
Who said that beautiful art can’t be eco-friendly? Cassandra Tondro explores ways to bring fascinating art using the most eco-friendly materials available. Her abstract paintings are created by using leftover house paint that she rescues from recycling centres before it goes to waste. What about her amazing and colourful leaf prints? These are made by… Read More Cassandra Tondro: Living in the beauty of WOW!
Recently we had the pleasure to meet Astrid, the director of a non-profit initiative called Little Hands Design CIC. Little Hands Design CIC runs activities, such as after school sewing clubs and holiday classes to children who are 6 years old and above from a lovely studio in north London. In our ‘fast fashion’ society, the fact that children are… Read More Learning practical skills with Little Hands Design CIC
“I am able to create a body of work that appeal to me and my customers without losing the joy of felting or becoming a machine designed to just churn out products” She works and lives surrounded by mountains, dry stone walls and beautiful small green fields in the rural town of Ballybrack, Co. Carlow.… Read More Nicola Brown: Simple, Natural, Crafted
Video source: Facebook Miao embroidery is a tradition over 500 years old where the embroider actually weaves metal thread into beautiful and delicate patterns. Long Nv San Jiu, a fouth-generation tin embroider is worried that the art will die out, as more and more young girls are reluctant to pursue the lifelong craft. It can take up to… Read More The Last Generation of Tin Embroiders?
I just can’t get enough of this beautifully shot video by Charlotte Marembert. It perfectly captures her work of using natural dyes in her workshop in Brussels. Charlotte’s company, Myrobolan produces natural knitting yarns; wool, merino, mohair and linen, favouring the natural to the chemical. All of her products are dyed naturally using plants that grow in gardens in Auvergne… Read More “Favouring the natural” – Charlotte Marembert
The founders of Efaisto Bernard and Lou-Adrien want to change the way that we shop with ethical fashion made by South-East Asian artisans. Their website allows you to have custom made products, handmade just for you. You can also see and learn about the person who is making your product, and you can view exactly how much you’re… Read More Hate shopping malls… love unique items!