Decorex Stand D72 8-11 Oct. In the Blue Patch journal
London Design Fair 2023
Homes with a Heart, curated by Roddy Clarke for Blue Patch (stand 1B41) and Angus Ross and Melin Tregwynt (Stand 1A46)
Brummell Magazine Autumn 2023. Angus Ross
Hotel Design. Editor’s pick: what’s on at London Design Festival 2023. Hamish Kilburn, September 13 2023.
Design Week London Design Festival 2023: exhibitions, installations and trade shows guide. By Abby Bamford.
Living Etc. Link to feature TBC. https://www.livingetc.com/ September 2023
The Handbook ‘Learn how to style your home sustainably‘ September 2023
The Glossary edit ‘London Art Fairs 2023‘ 9 must-visit London art fairs for aesthetes this autumn. By Harriet Cooper. 19 September 2023
The Irish Examiner Home interiors inspiration from the London Design Festival. 26 September, Carol O’Callaghan
Chock-a-block with exhibitors, from international design studios to emerging talent, one of the standout exhibits was Homes With A Heart, a collaboration between Roddy Clarke, curator and founder of The Crossover project, an initiative tackling waste through circularity of materials, and Blue Patch, UK and Ireland’s sustainable business directory.
Always open to being seduced by room sets and the opportunity to indulge the impulse to cast an eye over the styling quality, Homes With A Heart was an immersive experience with all-important context so visitors can see exactly what it’s like to live with the curated collection of interior products. Participants of note included Denby with its timeless Kiln tableware collection in a misty blue-green hue.
Judy Archer’s textiles were another, fashioned into brave pops of colour, and Edward Bulmer Natural Paint with its warm shades and hues, carries serious eco-credentials.Carol O’Callaghan
Enki The Home Of Design and Architecture. March 17 2023
Press release August / September 2023
London Design Fair ‘Homes With A Heart‘ Styled by Roddy Clarke. Hall 1 Stand 1B41. Also stand 1A46. Dates September 21 – 24 2023. Truman Brewery, London.
Press release July 10th 2023
Blue Patch launches dedicated trade feature to their website. Link
Press release June 2023
Blue Patch Journal Blue Patch at Dulwich Picture Gallery ‘The Sustainable Arts & Crafts Showcase’
Press Releases 2022
The Sustainability Show. October 15 – 16 2022. Business Design Centre, Islington. Press release
Decorex. October 9 – 12 2022, Olympia, London. Press release
Blue Patch in the media
Take a look at CGTN News bulletin Le Journal’s report on London Design Fair with a special feature of Blue Patch’s exhibit.
The Times, 2021
Reclaim Magazine, 2021
Positive Shopping in Social Enterprise UK, member’s news, 2021
Pebble Magazine, 2021
The Times, 2021
Our partnership with Manchester Art Gallery was noticed by Katrina Burroughs from the Sunday Times. Her piece on Gifts that keep on giving makes everything worthwhile, it’s fantastic to see how much retail is turning to support culture and social impact, and that these outcomes are enjoyed by everyone.
The Times, 2020
We become a Super Brand and show highlight at London Design Fair, showcasing sustainable brands from England, Wales and Scotland. We had a fantastic time with our members and visitors alike!
Blue Patch was a finalist in the Charity and Social Enterprise category for The Southwark Business Excellence Awards 2019.
The Original Sustainable Department Store took place at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester from March 12 – 31, 2019.
We wrote this piece for The RSA on the future of retail and the need for experience-based shopping to revitalise the high street.
Read Connecting Blue Patches with the Power of Positive Shopping by Fay Cannings for Branding Magazine.
‘Blue Patch + Shopping = Renewable Energy’ for The Disruptive Innovation Festival 2017. Listen here.
Jane Langley from Blue Patch chatted to Jen Gale about The Power of Positive Shopping. Listen here.