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Pull My ThreadPublished 23 February 2024
‘PULL MY THREAD’: An exhibition of sustainable textiles, from couture to hand weave, Upcycling to bio-textiles at Brantwood House, the historic home of John Ruskin beside Coniston Water in the Lake District, from Saturday 27th July – Sunday 22nd September. ‘Pull My Thread’ exhibition by 20 makers and creatives examines the relationship between sustainable textiles […]
The science of natural dyesPublished 21 February 2024
Centuries ago, the only way to get colour into textiles was to dye it with something found naturally. Natural dyes, like madder (rubia tinctorum) or cutch (acacia catechu) and others. The first organic synthetic dye, mauveine, was discovered coincidentally by an English chemist, William Henry Perkin in 1865. He was experimenting with coal tar, a […]
Make an e-commerce business more sustainable: top tipsPublished 14 February 2024
Products and packaging are the obvious starting point for an eco-friendly e-commerce business, but there are other ways to make an e-commerce business more sustainable. Factors include processing, packaging and partnerships. Here are some tips to start your planning. Products are central to a sustainable ecommerce business. If sustainability is paramount, they need to be […]
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