Sat-su-ma: From beautiful plant dyes to outstanding garments

Sat-su-ma’s motion is not to objectivize the garment, but rather to turn dressing into an immediate experience. Based in Seferihisar, İzmir, Turkey, sat-su-ma products are 100% cotton, handmade and dyed with plant dyes using traditional recipes. Through the process of dyeing, no toxic chemical compounds are exploited while only local groundwater is used. Unique garments… Read More Sat-su-ma: From beautiful plant dyes to outstanding garments

Simple Shoemaking: Learning how to create your own eco friendly shoes

Some people sell their products, and some other teach you how to make them. This last is the case of Simple Shoemaking, an organisation offering books with patterns and directions for making the most ecological and simple shoes possible. There is definitely an alternative to buying factory-made footwear, and making your own from ecological materials… Read More Simple Shoemaking: Learning how to create your own eco friendly shoes

Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes

“Maple is my favourite leaf” Michela Pasini’s is one of those cases in which the brand and the artist’s personality can’t be separated. They share the same values. So when speaking about Michela or Rosso di Robbia, we are talking about the same: passion for sustainable designs. Rosso di Robbia is Michela’s natural dyeing workshop… Read More Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes

Ffelt Abertawe: Knowing the sheep, the farmer, and feeling fulfilment

“Behind each and every item there is a story”  Everytime someone buys an item from Ffelt Abertawe, he/she receives not just a unique and handmade design, but most importantly the guarantee that small farmers are paid fair prices, that animals are not suffering and that ancient native sheep breeds of Britain are being cared for.… Read More Ffelt Abertawe: Knowing the sheep, the farmer, and feeling fulfilment

Caroline Nixon: Eco-Printing and Upcycling from Warwickshire

“Eco-printing is the antithesis of today’s ‘throwaway’ society” Specialised in eco-printing and natural colours, Caroline Nixon is a textile artist living and working in Warwickshire, UK. She uses botanical contact printing and natural dyeing combined with the shibori technique to create beautiful designs. Caroline usually upcycles and dyes the clothes and textiles that she finds… Read More Caroline Nixon: Eco-Printing and Upcycling from Warwickshire

“Imperfect is perfect”: exploring with felt and the wonders of botany

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