Mar 3, 2023
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 ...
Feb 10, 2023
Ethical Gifts UK: Swapbox Is the Perfect Secret Santa Style Second Hand Gift Swap
Nobody needs to miss out on the feel-good factor of giving at Christmas with this new gift swapping inititiave! Durin...
Dec 13, 2022
Check Out These Amazing Upcycled Vinyl Records
Just take a look at these stunning upcycled vinyl records. Instead of these warped, scratched or otherwise unwanted r...
Nov 16, 2022
Meet The Maker of Amazing Upcycled Handbags
Ever wondered where offcuts from making sofas go? Sadly, lots of end pieces just go straight to landfill. But this do...
Aug 19, 2022
Meet Secondhand Susie - Lover of Thrifted Fashion and Charity Shop Treasure Hunter
Everyone's second hand journey is unique. So it was great to learn more about why preloved fashion means something to Secondhand Susie.
Aug 10, 2022
Discover Visible Mending and Textile Art by Hayley Mills-Styles
We are excited to share this feature with Yorkshire-based textile artist Hayley Mills-Styles. It was great to find out more about Hayley and her brilliant work, which has been displayed in museums and heritage sites throughout the north including Whitby Museum, Sunny Bank Mills and the Thackray Museum of Medicine
Aug 1, 2022
Meet Our Very First Green Heart Collective Ambassador, Jo Hutton
We are so grateful when you spread the word about our mission to provide a sustainable alternative to buying new. Just a few days ago, Jo Hutton, founder of Happy Yoga Newcastle, got in touch about becoming our very first Green Heart Collective ambassador. We are really thankful for this kind offer...
Feb 11, 2022
Meet Spanky Spangler Design: Intricate Steampunk Jewellery and Sculptures
If you've ever wondered what to do with those pesky dead lightbulbs, you will surely find inspiration in Spanky Spangler Design. Denise Humphrey has been creating wearable art using broken watches and bulbs since 2009. Each piece is carefully hand-made, inspired by science-fiction.
Feb 3, 2022
Meet Jacqui Kevan, a Primary School Deputy Head With a Green Heart
In the lead up to Great Big Green Week in September 2021, Green Heart Collective reached out to local Primary and Secondary Schools to create a connection - and we did! Jacqui Kevan, Deputy Headteacher of Brighton Avenue Primary School, Gateshead, invited Helen into school to deliver a presentation.
Jan 28, 2022
Meet SmoothEdge - Upcycling Bottles Into New Glassware, Jewellery and More
Empty bottles left strewn on beaches and in streets are an all-too-common sight. But a Chichester-based business is taking these waste products and turning them into fantastic glassware. Smooth Edge sells upcycled glasses from gin, vodka and rum bottles, and also stocks a range of recycled jewellery and clothing.
Dec 15, 2021
Christmas and New Year Gift Ideas from Local Newcastle Upcyclers
Supporting local sellers is great, but it is even better when you support those makers who turn used or found materials into something truly special. You're helping people and the environment with each gift you choose. We've scoured Newcastle and Gateshead for makers who are offering some brilliant upcycled gifts.
Dec 15, 2021
Meet Scatty Knits - Eco Maker with a Focus on Zero Waste Production
As part of our Christmas and New Year special, we reached out to local Tyneside makers and sellers who are transforming used materials into something special. This edition features Scatty Knits, creator of fantastic recycled hand knitted mittens, beanies as well as dog snoods and coats.