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Nov 19, 2021

Turning Old Umbrellas into Exciting new Jackets and Accessories: Meet R-Coat

Umbrellas are a must have for keeping dry but when they break or reach the end of their life it can be difficult to recycle them due to their many different parts and materials. But R-Coat has come up with a brilliant solution to turn umbrellas into fashion, in the form of jackets and accessories including hats.

Oct 13, 2021

Five Spectacularly Spooky Upcyclers for a Greener Halloween

It is scary how much waste is created during Halloween. Cheap, throwaway Halloween costumes produced the equivalent of 83m plastic bottles in 2019. So it’s great to see these small UK businesses using upcycled or recycled materials to create something spooky this Halloween.

Sep 15, 2021

Why Durham grandparents and parents are getting involved in climate activism

We recently visited a display of children's shoes laid at the Angel of the North, talking to some of the grandparents and parents who were volunteering their time. Within just a few minutes we began to hear the stories behind why they are getting involved in climate activism.

Sep 3, 2021

Meet Moi, Owner of TeXCraftStudio

It is wonderful to see so many small businesses that upcycle denim and other materials into something fantastic. Thi...

Sep 3, 2021

Meet Sarah, Founder of Delightfully Denim

It is great to see so many small businesses that upcycle denim and other materials into something unique. This week we caught up with Sarah, founder of Delightfully Denim.

Sep 3, 2021

Meet Niki, Founder of nykxCo

It is fantastic to see so many small businesses that upcycle denim and other materials into something amazing. This week we caught up with Niki, founder of nykxCo. Bucket hats have made a recent resurgence, and we love the idea of fashioning one out of recycled denim.

Sep 3, 2021

Meet Erika, Founder of MAZOONA, Maker of Upcycled Sustainable Accessories

It is fantastic to see so many small businesses that upcycle denim and other materials into something brilliant. This week we caught up with Erika, founder of MAZOONA. MAZOONA sells a range of upcycled denim accessories including clutch bags, tote bags as well as cosmetics bags and even pencil cases.

Sep 3, 2021

Nine UK-Based Small Businesses that Upcycle Denim into Something Amazing

Denim is so durable that even when your beloved pair of old jeans start to get a bit saggy, you can still recycle and upcycle the material to create something amazing. Read on to see some fabulous creations from small businesses across the UK and hear from their owners what upcycling means to them.

Jul 16, 2021

Meet Nicole Broad, Founder of The Fruit Moth

We first connected with Nicole Broad in the Great British Clothes Swap, when she reached out for colourful, patterned and floral men's shirts. When we connected again recently over a piece of waterproof fabric that she made into a fabulous rain hat, we thought it would be great to introduce Nicole and the Fruit Moth.

Jun 25, 2021

Introducing the Mindful Art of Slow Stitching

If you are a fan of the Great British Sewing Bee but don't feel ready for the pressures of a pattern challenge, transformation challenge or made to measure challenge, then slow stitching is a great place to start. With no pattern to follow or finished product to aim for, just let your imagination run free.

May 7, 2021

Meet Alice Fisher, Fundraising and Events Officer at Changing Lives

So as with all these encounters, there's always a bit of a back story. This one starts with my journey to work each d...

Apr 20, 2021

Meet Community Hero Kate Turner From Midsomer Norton

It all started with this jacket. I fell in love with this New Look floral blazer posted by Kate Turner in the Great ...
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