Stella Harding: Manual Work beyond the Boundaries of Tradition

“Basketry deserves to be appreciated as a living, evolving tradition that develops with each new generation.” She went for the visual arts when studying, but suddenly realised she should veer to sculpture. And then, in an attempt to fix her own vintage baskets, Stella enrolled in a basketry course. These two points in the life… Read More Stella Harding: Manual Work beyond the Boundaries of Tradition

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

13 Tips on How to Stay Sustainable During This Christmas Holiday Season

Manage Your Waste 1. Just do not over-buy when it comes to food and other consumables or perishable items, the shops are only shut for a couple of days! Choose Alternative Gifts 2. We’re buying experience/skills presents this year. Upholstery, blacksmithing, felting and pottery! Might manage an artisan bakery course for my OH he’s ace at… Read More 13 Tips on How to Stay Sustainable During This Christmas Holiday Season

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