Simple shoes, simple life: textile shoes using repurposed upholstery fabric

by Walter Pultinas When I set out to Thailand to teach English for a year I never would have guessed that I would return home looking for shoe making opportunities. Sewing and fashion had always been a hobby of mine, but never more than that. Walking down the streets of the many open markets in Thailand… Read More Simple shoes, simple life: textile shoes using repurposed upholstery fabric

Dresses like blooming gardens: Bio Atmosfere Studio

When a passion for the natural world meets craftsmanship, great things can happen. One of the many stories we will tell is set in Piedmont, Italy: situated in the middle of the Susa Valley mountains, not far from the spectacular Sacra di San Michele Abbey, is the “BIO ATMOSFERE” studio, which belongs to Fashion Designer… Read More Dresses like blooming gardens: Bio Atmosfere Studio

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

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

The Resurgence of Natural Dyes, Eco Textiles and The Slow Fashion Movement

An Interview with Aviva Leigh by Naina Bajaria In light of my research project where I am investigating the resurgent interest in the use of natural dyes and eco textiles, I took a trip to Norwich to visit Aviva Leigh, an artist that was recommended to me due to the project emphasis on the slow-fashion movement.… Read More The Resurgence of Natural Dyes, Eco Textiles and The Slow Fashion Movement

10 Websites Where You Can Buy Ethically, Socially and Environmentally Responsible Fashion

I have put together a list of online shops where you can buy hand-made, eco-friendly and sustainable fashion. On these website you can find some valuable, high quality products, most of which are fully traceable up to its raw materials. By buying from these websites you will definitely appreciate the effort that goes behind making each individual product and… Read More 10 Websites Where You Can Buy Ethically, Socially and Environmentally Responsible Fashion