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

Artist Caroline Nixon’s exhibition at Whichford Pottery: Ecoprinting & Upcycling

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

Our List of 12 Etsy Fashion and Accessories Shops You Should Visit

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

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