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RE:DONE: Re:Use, Re:Imagine, Re:Cycle, Re:Purpose, Re:Loved

All the products that Emma Nicol sells have had a past life and, where possible, a bit of their history retained on the pieces themselves. Each piece is Re:Imagined and gently Re:Worked breathing new life into it. Emma loves hunting for ‘treasure’ in charity shops, flea markets house clearances and even skips. She loves imagining the possibilities of how that once loved object can be Re:Used, Re:Purposed and Re:Loved. Based in Nottingham, England, Emma know how to reinvent objects! You’ll want [...]

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Natasja Fakkeldij: Anything is a Valid Material for a Beautiful Bag

Natasja Fakkeldij was born in the Netherlands but she currently lives, works and cycles in beautiful Ireland. She grew up in a small village called Nisse where she had a neighbour who was a tailor, and who – without knowing – inspired Natasja and impulsed her love for textiles. But Natasja’s passion for textile is not just related to craftsmanship but to recycling. From a jacket’s pocket, a piece of a skirt, a print of a t-shirt, an old woollen [...]

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Autumn Accessories: Wear Art, Not the Latest Trends

Whatever project Gemma is working on, she likes to keep as much of the scrap as possible and then find a new purpose for these scraps. Gemma brings beauty to smaller and smaller scraps as part of her ‘closed-loop’ design process. Her Etsy shop, Gemma Textiles is actually the outcome of this interest. Gemma studied fine arts and has always used a wide variety of forms to express her ideas, but textiles were always involved. And it was precisely as a [...]

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CALICO ALCHEMY ORGANICS: Eco friendly lingerie

Calico Alchemy creates lingerie that is artistic, earth conscious, comfortable, and functional. Kelley Bennett’s main concern is to have a minimal impact on the environment as she creates. Each garment is made by hand with high-quality organic textiles:  hemp, cotton, bamboo, silk, and wool. Color is achieved by practicing the ancient art of herbal dyeing. Keeping in mind the need to feel comfortable and beautiful without sacrificing the need for clothing to be sustainable and functional, most of Kelley’s collections [...]

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Green Shoes: traditional skills, contemporary designs

Ethical production is at the heart of Green Shoes’ philosophy. Everything that the company produces is handmade utilising the finest materials and designed by a great team in Devon. As their brand name specify, their proposal concentrates on ethical shoes. Shoes that nor only respect the environment, but that look terrific and feel awesome too! As Green Shoes clearly states, the beauty of a pair of handmade shoes is that your whole body feels different when you step into them: [...]

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CREATIONS (RE)NEW: Good Intentions, Good Products

At Creations (Re)New, unique bags, purses, pillows, scarves, and accessories are prayerfully handcrafted. Sustainable goods are created with repurposed, vintage, and rescued materials while practicing time-honoured handcrafts such as sewing, embroidery, knitting and crochet. Mellie, the owner of the enterprise, learned to sew on her mother’s machine, still occasionally sews on her great-grandmother’s Singer, and was taught the art of hand embroidery by her grandmother, Mimi, at a young age. Her passion for nature, sustainable-living and recycling came from her paternal [...]

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ROBIN TALLER JEWELLERY: Fragments of Nature

Robin Taller is  a designer and maker of objects to adorn the body. Making jewellery is for him an extension of his visual arts practice. As a designer, Robin loves setting a beautiful smooth beach stone in silver, or using an old copper water heater for my enamelled pieces, elevating often overlooked things into objects that can be worn and treasured. His designs are usually in the form of collections, but they all have a common thread of reusing [...]

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THE PHOENIX GREEN STORE: Repurposing, recycling, upcycling

We live in a time of great privilege where something broken or lost can easily be replaced at a cost. We throw so much away that could be reborn with a new purpose. With The Phoenix Green Store, Kate Stuart is trying to make a conscious effort to step away from this by repurposing, recycling and upcycling to produce objects and textiles which are functional and beautiful from materials which otherwise may have ended their life in landfill. At The [...]

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Afloat by Peregrine: Bags From Recycled Sails

Peregrine Community School is a small independent primary school nestled in the quiet bush environment of Nicholls Rivulet in the south of the small island state of Tasmania, Australia. It is purposely a small school (70 students from Kinder to Grade 6) where children are nurtured to learn and grow in a natural, responsive and engaging environment. We take the time – and create the space – to build respectful and collaborative relationships. Fundraising for a small school such as [...]

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Project Selvage: Responsible fashion

Originally started as a blog so Shannon, the initiator of Project Selvage, could keep herself in the loop of ethical and sustainable fashion while studying for her degree, this blog is now turning to be a real-life social business. Through Project Selvage, Shannon wants to reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfill while also making consumers aware of the ethical and environmental effects of the fashion industry. Shannon is sure that education is the key to [...]

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