DIY Clothes and a New Way of Looking at Craft

We are spending the afternoon in Rimini, in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, making the most of the fact that this is one of those cities where everything is within walking distance. Faithful to our editorial philosophy, which propels us to constantly seek out new sustainable enterprises, we happily leave behind the bright windows displaying their wares… Read More DIY Clothes and a New Way of Looking at Craft

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

The Tagua Nuts and Their Important Role in Protecting the Rainforest

The harvest of the tagua nut is a wonderful way to protect endangered rain forest lands giving people a sustainable, renewable, natural resource that provides both economic stability and an alternative to rain forest destruction, as well as the extinction of elephants. The tagua nut is also known as the “Vegetable Ivory” because of its similarity to elephant ivory. Wayne’s word,… Read More The Tagua Nuts and Their Important Role in Protecting the Rainforest