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I’ve read a lot recently about how consumerism has to end to change the world. There’s a video of George Monbiot saying that we have to stop capitalism completely. Whilst I agree that we cannot keep on consuming at an exponential rate, George has made his career from doom and gloom. If everyone stopped spending money, then everything would collapse (I wrote about this over 10 years ago) which whilst seeing the fast fashion industry collapse wouldn’t too bad [...]
Christiana Vardakou is a recent graduate from UAL: Chelsea College of Art and Design. She specialised in digital printing, however her work now focuses on natural dyeing and printing. She believes in the philosophy of ‘Slow Design’ and tries to express the beauty of process in creating. She recently travelled around South East Asia, taking traditional textile classes and learning more about traditional techniques, every week she writes a blog post about what she’s learnt while travelling. She has [...]
I am a mixed media artist from Chichester in West Sussex. I work largely with found and recycled materials using paper, fabric, rubber, metal, wood or whatever I might find on my daily walks around Chichester Harbour. I always take a camera to record my finds, finding absorption in recording objects in situ – digitally in the first instance. These walks started as a form of mindfulness – they have become walks attempting to help cure our coastline. The [...]
Botanically dyed silk ribbons & handmade paper in the UK. Kate hand dyes natural fibres using plants to create beautiful ribbons for use in floristry and events. She also makes table runners and napkins, all from her home in the beautiful Cotswolds. Kate also offers artistic direction & styling for wedding & lifestyle brands based on her 8 years working with dozens of talented creatives to create meaningful and beautiful imagery that echoes her clients work to perfection, bringing them [...]
So last week we have been busy helping out @extinctionrebellion in London! If you haven’t heard of @extinctionrebellion yet, it is an ‘international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse.’ They have 3 demands for the Government: 1 #TellTheTruth – Declare a climate and ecological emergency. 2 #ActNow – Halt biodiversity loss and go net #ZeroCarbon2025. 3 #BeyondPolitics – A #CitizensAssembly for climate and ecological justice. If you like [...]