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!
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
I know very well how difficult it is to find a winter coat that will last for a very long time. Fashion always changes season by season and rarely the same winter fashion will come back the following year and most of us feel that we have to follow trends… but we don’t (I was never… Read More The perfect sustainable winter coat exists!
We will dedicate the next few articles to some really great ethical and sustainable Etsy shops. We will start with the fashion and accessories category – you can find some great alternatives to mass produced fashion browsing through these shops. There is also an excellent choice of upcycled and vintage items as well… Happy ethical… Read More Our List of 12 Etsy Fashion and Accessories Shops You Should Visit
Bringing an animal that has been extinct for one hundred years back to life may seem like madness, indeed, it has a touch of Frankenstein about it… nevertheless Dr Reinhold Rau (1932-2006) and his team managed to do it, using the breeding back concept, a kind of artificial selective breeding. In 2016, the team managed… Read More Searching for alternatives to toxic fabrics by recycling plastic bottles: Quagga fashion label
My name is Bea Lorimer and I am the artist and creator of Heke Design, a one of a kind upcycled fashion brand made in New Zealand. I have been sewing and playing with clothes since I was 7, and have always been an arty crafty kind of person. I spent 20 years touring in… Read More Discovering the upcycling fashion of Heke Design