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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 22, 2022

Meet ConvertYourShirt: Upcycled Football Shirts for Dogs and More!

Three football clubs alone sold over 8.7 million football shirts in 2021, so you can start to imagine just how many shirts are produced every year around the world. While many people choose to collect football shirts, many more shirts end up redundant and unworn when the new kit comes out. 

Jan 5, 2022

Meet Kate Stuart, Founder of The Phoenix Green

Creativity can trump waste, and we love seeing the wonderful creations of local upcyclers who come up with something special. Kate Stuart, Founder of The Phoenix Green works with reclaimed, recycled or repurposed materials to produce brilliant designs that are also long-lasting and could be passed down.

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.

Dec 15, 2021

Meet Deadwood Studio - Earth-Conscious Handmade Home Decor

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 Deadwood Studio, who have a range of stunning upcycled Christmas decorations using driftwood, including some extraordinary Driftwood Stars

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 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.

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.

Apr 6, 2021

Meet Natalie Broughton, Co-founder of Pearl's Emporium

One of the great things about establishing a new business like Green Heart Collective is the wonderful people you mee...

Mar 14, 2021

Meet John Hinton, Operations Director of Handcrafted

I've known John Hinton a long time. I'm pretty sure he entertained my kids at a party many moons ago with magic trick...
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