The Simply Co.: Finally, an eco-friendly laundry powder

No SLS. No dyes. No 1-4 dioxane. No EDTA. No petrochemicals. No Chlorine. No Phosphates. No DEA. No formaldehyde. No optical brighteners. No synthetic preservatives. No animal testing.  – EVER! Lauren Singer lives a Zero Waste lifestyle, and since many readers of her amazing blog were writing to her saying that they loved the idea… Read More The Simply Co.: Finally, an eco-friendly laundry powder

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

Remarkably Reusable: easy, convenient, and fun ways to cut plastic use

Remarkably Reusable is the eco-friendly business created by Madisyn Stopani in North Carolina, United States, aiming at the reduction of plastic use. Once Madisyn realised what a problem plastic is fur our environment, she decided to start creating reusable mesh produce bags that would allow people to cut plastic use in easy, convenient and even… Read More Remarkably Reusable: easy, convenient, and fun ways to cut plastic use

Tiny Yellow Bungalow: the one stop locale for natural products

What started as an experimental blog in sustainability in the Spring of 2015 is steadily making its transformation into an online eco-conscious shop. The intentions for the blog, and now for the online shop as well, are basically to learn to do good things for the earth and personal health. The brand’s mission is to… Read More Tiny Yellow Bungalow: the one stop locale for natural products

Learning practical skills with Little Hands Design CIC

Recently we had the pleasure to meet Astrid, the director of a non-profit initiative called Little Hands Design CIC. Little Hands Design CIC runs activities, such as after school sewing clubs and holiday classes to children who are 6 years old and above from a lovely studio in north London. In our ‘fast fashion’ society, the fact that children are… Read More Learning practical skills with Little Hands Design CIC

What Have Crafts to Do With Zero-Waste? Introducing Our New Directory (Online Soon)

We are planning some big changes to the blog in the next few months. We have already started to create a directory of all the artists/artisans who feature in our magazine. Another change will be that we will create a zero-waste shop directory on this blog. The “zero-waste movement” is an exciting network of organisations,… Read More What Have Crafts to Do With Zero-Waste? Introducing Our New Directory (Online Soon)

Adriana Santanocito: Research, Fashion and Passion for Sicily

“Behind every innovative product that wants to go to market, there needs to be an awareness of how industrial logic and economics work.” An enthusiast for fashion, an entrepreneur, a creator, a forward-thinker. This is how Adriana Santanocito, founder of Orange Fiber, could be described. Orange Fiber is one of those amazing startups that makes you… Read More Adriana Santanocito: Research, Fashion and Passion for Sicily

Jane Jacobs: Seeing Potential Art Wherever You Walk

“No matter where in the world you go, there are plants indigenous to that area that make wonderful dye material”.  Jane Jacobs is an explorer, a food lover, a person who is councious about the possibilites that nature offers. As a textile artist, her practice concentrates on creating unique textiles with handmade felt, silk and… Read More Jane Jacobs: Seeing Potential Art Wherever You Walk