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Weaving These Isles: the trickery of craft and market

  Eloïse Sentito of These Isles travels the Celtic Crescent in a converted motorhome/workshop weaving the landscapes into woollen garments and campaigning for a greener and fairer economics. She blogs for No Serial Number on the challenges of running a sustainable craft business. She’s currently in the Outer Hebrides.   My weaving business, ‘These Isles’, is now in its fourth year. It is my livelihood, but it is still tiny, and 2018 trade has been worryingly slow. (Previously over a third of [...]

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Vegan food wrap alternatives

I recently posted a picture on Instagram and Facebook about #PlasticFreeJuly that included beeswax wraps. I have been asked by a few of you for vegan alternatives so I thought I’d share my favourite beeswax-free food wraps from Etsy. If you already use soy-based food wraps, let us know what you think! Mixed size value pack of three vegan soy wax food wraps in pink by Rowen Still Water. Made with 100% cotton fabric, plant waxes, tree resin and organic oils these food [...]

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GreenFinder: the green directory

Book of nature GreenFinder is a green directory showcasing the best eco friendly products online. We are here to help you in your quest for a greener lifestyle whether you are making your first faltering steps in sustainability or you are a fully fledged environmentalist wishing to learn more about saving the planet. Here at GreenFinder we aim to provide you with all the information you need to make those all important steps (big or small) for a cleaner, greener and [...]

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Second Chance Dreams With Sea Drift Designs

Michael Limon and Sylvia Soulsby dreamed up Sea Drift Designs in 2014, after a pair of second hand pure wool tweed trousers were gifted to them by a Ghillie in Scotland. When they discovered that they didn’t fit, the couple offered them to friends and family, but to no avail, and knowing they wouldn’t use them in their current form, tried to decide what to do with them. Pairing them up with an old Harris Tweed jacket that was [...]

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The Craft of Basket Making with Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans of Wheatcroft Willow is a basket maker based in North Staffordshire, UK. No Serial Number writer Kate Stuart asked her to tell us the story of how she came to the craft, what she loves about it and what advice she would give to someone at the beginning of their basket making journey. Here is what Rachel had to say. “I started my basketmaking journey at the age of 21. After I graduated I worked in the outdoors, [...]

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The Eco Crafters and Entrepreneur’s Award – Summer 2018

The runners up for the ‘Eco Crafters and Entrepreneur’s Award’. Discover the winners of the ‘Eco Crafters and Entrepreneur’s Award’ in the Summer Issue 2018! We have dedicated to the winners three full pages where they talk about their craft, the materials they used and they also give great tips. And come and join the conversation in our Facebook group and get the chance to be shortlisted for our award and the chance to be feature in the magazine! Grażyna Ossowska   Jackie Tunnicliffe   Soo Town   Terracharm Alexander   Marie [...]

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Welcome to My World. It Looks a Lot Like The 1950s!

By Holly by Heart There’s a running joke in our house, that I should wear a dress with an apron and be baking pies for dinner at 6pm sharp – which always triggers me to start shouting that it’s not the 1950s! Give me a pile of fabric and I’m in heaven but a bag of flour gives me a panic attack! It’s obviously not the 50s and I wouldn’t want it to be (in terms of equality at least) but in [...]

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5 Things to Help You on Your Zero Waste Journey

When you are at the beginning of your journey to producing less waste, it feels like a bit of a contradiction to hear that there are things you can buy that will help you along the way. We’re meant to be buying less, using less, and throwing away less, right? A lot of what we already have at home will do fine, whether it’s plastic or not, and should be used until it reaches the end of it’s natural [...]

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#EthicalHour Roundup – The Art of Ethical Sales

Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North East of England. Owner of The Phoenix Green Store, she is currently in the process of transforming it into Newcastle Upon Tyne’s first zero waste shop. She handles the magazine’s Twitter account every Monday evening from 8pm GMT for #EthicalHour. Ethical Hour gives us a weekly space to converse with other like minded makers, creators, writers, and businesses with conversation based on a weekly topic. This week we [...]

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#EthicalHour Roundup – After Fashion Revolution Week, What Next?

Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which she hopes will become Newcastle upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She is covering Fashion Revolution Week for No Serial Number Magazine, between 23rd – 29th April 2018.     We’ve been talking a lot about Fashion Revolution at No Serial Number Magazine this week [...]

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