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
with Babs Behan, Shoreditch London – Sunday 05/03/17 12-3pm Babs Behan will be providing an organic cold pressed juice, from The East London Juice Co., to each participant, and taking the juice pulp from the drinks to use in a bundle dye process, along with a selection of fresh flowers from Columbia Road Flower Market. The participants will… Read More Bundle Dyeing Using Botanical Dyes from Juice Waste
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
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?
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!
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!
“Cappellus: small cowl to cover the head”. This is the etymology for “hat”, the name given to the great master of fashion accessories. An object that, since ancient times, has been embraced by different ethnicities, cultures and traditions. In the light of its global appreciation and of its well-known eccentricity, the hat has been selected… Read More The hat: a sight on the most eclectic fashion accessory
Can you dress ‘seasonally’? Is it possible to slow down the frenetic pace dictated by the world of fashion that releases seasonal collections a year in advance? Can you dress in a way that is respectful to nature, dressing with natural fibres and avoiding synthetic dyes? Each one of these questions is a challenge to the market… Read More Our eco-wardrobe, season after season: the coat
When textile artist Caroline Nixon got in touch with me on social media, I would have never imagined that I would soon have the opportunity to view her first exhibition at the absolutely gorgeous Whichford Pottery in Shipston-on-Stour. The exhibition was held on the 14th of September 2016 and it was the official launch of her… Read More Artist Caroline Nixon’s exhibition at Whichford Pottery: Ecoprinting & Upcycling
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