Greener Living

28
MAR
2017
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Brilliant ideas for natural and eco-friendly wedding decorations

Depending on the scale and theme of your wedding, decorations are usually one of the biggest things to tick off the to do list. Pinterest gives us ample inspiration for the dreamiest of wedding settings – which usually means losing several hours of the day. With so much... Read More →
10
JAN
2017
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An introduction to Minimalist living

You may have noticed that Minimalism, Minimalist living or Minimalist lifestyle are now frequently used phrases by the online community. For many, the term Minimalism conjures up images of sparse, clinical white living rooms containing nothing much at all. But this is a rebrand... Read More →
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18
DEC
2016
Gifts wrapped in magazine pages with twine and berries

Eco and alternative gift wrapping ideas

We hear a lot about the amount of waste that’s generated around Christmas, with one of the biggest problems being the vast amounts of wrapping paper that ends up straight in the trash. During the festive period, enough wrapping paper is thrown away to go around the equator... Read More →
17
NOV
2016
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Sustainable fashion at Web Summit Lisbon 2016

Exhausted and buzzing. That’s how I would describe my digital hangover after recently returning from Lisbon for Web Summit 2016. One of the world’s biggest technology conferences, Web Summit is now in it’s 8th year and saw 53,000 people descend on the Portuguese... Read More →
23
OCT
2016
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Creative and plastic free Halloween party ideas for kids

If you’ve just arrived here out of nowhere, first of all – WELCOME! and second of all, I should mention that this post actually follows on from a previous one on ‘grown up’ Halloween party inspiration, and you can read that here. So, what do yo... Read More →
19
OCT
2016
Woman wearing white fox mask made of feathers

Hauntingly crafty and elegant Halloween party ideas

The run up to the 31st October is that splendid time of year when our supermarket shelves suddenly fill up with a LOT of black and orange plastic. With Halloween paraphernalia, there is a multitude of choice – and it no longer stops at witches hats and freaky masks.... Read More →
02
JUN
2016
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INTERVIEW: Mat Dusting, founder of M-24

When 27-year-old Mat Dusting graduated from university, he was on the look out for a durable bag that would transport his skiing and snowboarding gear without ripping. Inspired by some of the materials lying around on the family farm, he began experimenting. Fast forward four... Read More →
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06
DEC
2015
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Upcycled billiard table cloth headwear by Valorisation Lab

Valorisation Lab. is a Ukrainian brand run by Denis Chernyavskyy, specialising in headwear made from unconventional and reused materials. Over the summer, they launched their first collection of baseball caps made from vintage scarves. Chernyavskyy has now launched a Kickstarter... Read More →
13
NOV
2015

INTERVIEW: Patricio Abreu, founder of Vaho

The Vaho project was founded in 2001 by Patricio Abreu, starting out from a small multidisciplinary design studio in Barcelona. Vaho make handmade bags, belts, wallets and tech cases that are crafted from upcycled advertisement flags hung from street lamps in Barcelona and... Read More →
12
OCT
2015

Bags made from upcycled banners by Vaho

With the new 5p charge on supermarket carrier bags in the UK, it might be time to shop for the perfect tote bag to cart those groceries around. Vaho are a small multidisciplinary design studio in Barcelona. They create handmade bags from upcycled banners which in their first life... Read More →
11
SEP
2015

AW15 collection made from upcycled silk by Kitty Ferreira

Founded in 2013, Kitty Ferreira is the brainchild of Valerie Goode. Whilst working as a Senior Designer in China, her firsthand experience of the terrible air pollution became the catalyst for her new line of clothing. Manufactured in London, the Pomonion range is mad... Read More →
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20
JUL
2015
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Topshop Reclaim upcycled clothing line

With the success of Orsola de Castro’s Reclaim to Wear collaboration, Topshop have now launched their own ethical line of clothing made of surplus fabric from previous collections and production offcuts. Launched this month, the new Topshop Reclaim range boasts upcycled... Read More →
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02
JUN
2015

Upcycled Barbie dolls jewellery by Margaux Lange

Now here’s a project that may raise a few eyebrows. Jewellery made from dismembered dolls can be too macabre for some, but The Plastic Bodies series is a thought provoking collection that will induce both repulsion and intrigue. Upcycled Barbie dolls is a new one on us, and... Read More →
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24
MAR
2015
Jewellery made from upcycled fabric offcuts by Michelle Lowe-Holder

Textile offcut jewellery by Michelle Lowe-Holder

As you can see from our previous posts on Michelle Lowe Holder, we’re a huge fan of this Canadian-born British fashion designer. Her collections are famed for her use of heritage handcrafts, vintage detail, zero waste and upcycling by using ends of line textile and... Read More →
13
JAN
2015
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Upcycled fashion at the EcoChic Award 2014/15

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition which challenges emerging designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. The competition is organised by Redress, a Hong Kong charity that promotes environmental sustainability in the... Read More →
06
NOV
2014
Maharishi

Upcycled military clothing by Maharishi

Founded by Hardy Blechman in the UK, Maharishi has been recycling military clothing in their collections since they began in 1994. Celebrating their 20th anniversary, upcycled remains a permanent feature of their mainline collection. Before being refashioned, the fabrics are... Read More →
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