Searching for alternatives to toxic fabrics by recycling plastic bottles: Quagga fashion label

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

One Leaf at a Time: Leaves Print Their Signature on a Scarf!

An Introduction to Eco-printing by Artist Fatima Canelas Pais of Traditional Dye Works This article has generated a debate over the use of cling film in eco printing (clear plastic) on Instagram . You can join the debate on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter simply by commenting the article below. A friend of mine, who loves nature, liked the result of some of my eco-printing experiments on… Read More One Leaf at a Time: Leaves Print Their Signature on a Scarf!

How to extract dye from wild plants, garden herbs, kitchen waste, as well as fruit and vegetables & more!

As you all know we are big fans of natural colours and we couldn’t help but showcase some of the gorgeous products from this wonderful artist, Rebecca Desnos from London. Apart from all the beautiful things you can find on her Etsy shop she also shares her knowledge on an eBook – ‘Botanical Colour at your Fingertips’.… Read More How to extract dye from wild plants, garden herbs, kitchen waste, as well as fruit and vegetables & more!

Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Memory Basket from Old Clothes
 Guest Post by Nancy Shafee

Nancy Shafee never can throw anything away! She has been collecting fabrics since she was about twelve years old and now makes ‘memory baskets’ for people from their own hoarded fabrics, no-longer-worn clothing or saved children’s dresses, so they have a useful item that still holds all the memories and saves their favourite fabrics at… Read More Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Memory Basket from Old Clothes
 Guest Post by Nancy Shafee

3 Green Washed Fabrics Everyone Should Be Aware Of By Jenny Thai of Turtlely Tangle

What is green washing? Green Washing is a marketing and PR act many companies use to create a “greener” and eco-friendlier sheen to their appearance. Unsustainable products are advertised to be better than they are, for example through changing names, switching to green or earth toned colours and packaging or simply through a misleading marketing… Read More 3 Green Washed Fabrics Everyone Should Be Aware Of By Jenny Thai of Turtlely Tangle