The Wild Dyery: Eco-conscious and mystical natural dyes

Prior to the Industrial Revolution all clothes were coloured using only plant dyes; but in the last 150 years all this dye-craft heritage has been lost in favour of synthetic and polluting textile production methods. Worried about this situation and committed to a renaissance of pre-industrial processes is how The Wild Dyery was born, an… Read More The Wild Dyery: Eco-conscious and mystical natural dyes

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

Bundle Dyeing Using Botanical Dyes from Juice Waste

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

Runner Handmade: Start your “plastic free” challenge

About one year ago, Meghan and her boyfriend decided to try going “plastic free” for one month. As she says in her blog, “The challenge was eye-opening”. She couldn’t find great options for going plastic free, so she started sewing more, knitting more and gardening more… and that’s how the idea of Runner Handmade came… Read More Runner Handmade: Start your “plastic free” challenge

The Countryside Carpenter: hand-crafted with love and conscience

Bespoke garden birdhouses, window boxes, window shutters, beds and tables are just some of the beautiful crafts The Countryside Carpenter offers for your home and garden. Based in Appledore, North Devon (UK), Ruthie Harvey, the shop owner, is passionate about the environment. As such, the wood and materials used by her shop are recycled, upcycled… Read More The Countryside Carpenter: hand-crafted with love and conscience

Consumption habits: let’s teach our little ones

As 2016 calendars are getting closer to its end, it is clear that holidays are coming and with them, a truly intense -but avoidable- period of consumption. And although the counciousness on the importance of being environmentally responsible is growing little by little, still the impacts of overconsumption are deeply affecting our quality of life.… Read More Consumption habits: let’s teach our little ones