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By Holly by Heart In September, I visited the incinerator in Basingstoke (Chineham). The incinerator is operated by Veolia and is actually an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) meaning that the waste (from our black bins) is burnt at very high temperatures to generate electricity. The ERF in Chineham deals with 100,000 tonnes of waste per year and generates enough electricity to power 11,000 homes. Because we have three incinerators in Hampshire (one in Portsmouth and one near Southampton), Hampshire has [...]
This year, while most of the UK gets swept up in what has been coined “Cyber Week”, with all the Black Friday deals that go along with it, here at No Serial Number Magazine we have decided to take a very different approach. As part of a growing resistance against capitalism and the “buy more stuff” growth economy that we currently live in, we have made the decision to take part in Buy Nothing Day this year. The idea [...]
Freeweaver Saori Studio provides hand weaving classes on Japanese floor looms that are easy to use and support an intuitive way of weaving, aiming to allow each weaver to utilise the loom as a vehicle of self expression. The art of Saori weaving was developed in Japan in the late Sixties by Misao Jo (1913-2018). As well as weaving classes, we also have a range of ethical yarns as well as Saori equipment. Freeweaver Saori Studio is a registered Saori studio. We [...]
Hailing from Dartmoor, England, I am a nomadic handweaver touring the Celtic lands in a retro motorhome. A designer-maker and sole-trader, I founded These Isles in 2014. I make, to your spec or my whim, fine and rugged scarves, snugs, cowls, shawls, blankets and rugs for low-impact, woollen, landscape medicine. I sell on Etsy. I write. I resist race-to-the-bottom economics and plug eco-socialist principles. I barter. I sometimes teach. I convene The Green Cloth Collective. I also sell pretty [...]
STHfromNTH makes upcycled and customised products from what we call ‘rubbish’ and throw away everyday. Our aim is to reduce reliance on our throw away culture by showing that these items can be turned into functional and valuable objects, impressive works of art, toys or presents and be great fun to make! You can find ready to purchase products in our online shop or order a custom one. Recently we started working on upcycling workshops for children and adults [...]