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NO SERIAL NUMBER MAGAZINE The Monthly Ethical Shopping Magazine

BEAUTY & WELLBEING CRAFT SUPPLIES ZERO WASTE ETHICAL FASHION


Welcome to our monthly magazine! This is the first of a series of monthly DIGITAL magazines bringing to you a regular selection of eco-friendly products We hope you will enjoy our selection of goodies!


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By Joumana Medlej

I forage the main ingredient in the woodlands around where I live, heat-treat it and pound it to powder. The other components are partly sourced from a specialized art shop (and divided up/pounded/prepared as necessary) and partly reclaimed. This is one of the original ancient ink recipes; it is based on tannic acid that is derived from oak trees, and is not harmful to the environment (unlike the petroleum-based inks that are commercially available). The kit is studied so that the ingredients come packaged in the jars that will be used to then stock the ink, except for the iron salt which is packed in a paper envelope. The other tools, a bamboo stirrer and butter muslin, are reusable but ultimately compostable. The large jar is itself a reuse of a food jar that’s been cleaned and sterilized. The only plastic is the lid of the small jar (which is a quality product meant for a lifetime of use) and no plastic at all is used for packing and shipping. On the user end, boiling water is the only energy-consuming process required to prepare the ink.

“Make Your Own Ink” Kit for calligraphy or brushwork Ditch the petroleum-based commercial inks and make your own with this easy kit based on one of humanity’s oldest recipes. I have been making my own ink for a while and I forage the main ingredient (oak galls) in my local woodlands. This kit was put together to allow you to experience the alchemical process of working from nature. You will be making a year’s worth of ink, at a fraction of its price in specialized shops and with minimal footprint (plastic-free, no waste that is not compostable, no use of energy other than boiling water). Oak gall ink or iron gall ink was the medium used in all cultures to write on parchment, before paper brought carbon inks to the fore. It is thinner than Indian ink, with a wider range from deep black to transparent grey depending how much liquid is deposited on the paper; exposure to air darkens it as it dries. It is suitable for use with any dipping instrument: bamboo/ reed pens, metallic nibs (but they should be rinsed thoroughly after use to prevent corrosion over time), quill pens, watercolour brushes... Completely waterproof once dry and safe to paint over with watercolour or other.

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Arabic Calligraphy Course: Manuscript Kufic (3 days) September 15, 22 and 29 Cell Studios, Hackney Wick, London In this exclusive course, you will learn to write and compose a page in the original style of Arabic calligraphy, which fell out of use around the 11th century. Lebanese artist Joumana Medlej has been studying and working with Kufic for over a decade, and has reconstructed the rules and techniques of this beautiful forgotten script that is also a spiritual practice. She is now teaching it again, for what may be the first time in centuries. For the full course description: www.majnouna.com/2018/07/26/msk-course


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Flora Fibres Yarn s on Etsy

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By Catriona Flora Fibres Yarns specialises in plant based yarns and spinning fibres, which are botanically dyed in small batches in all the wonderful colours nature has to offer. Being all plant based these yarns are suitable for vegans, those with wool allergies, and any crafters looking to try some wonderful alternatives to animal and plastic based yarns. Also available are hand spun art yarn necklaces, a range of botanically dyed bags, and helpful notions for knitters and crocheters.

WOODEN BUTTONS These colourful wooden buttons are botanically dyed using the same dye plants used for the yarns and fibres. The wood is then oiled using an olive oil mixture to nourish and protect the wood and preserve the wonderful colours.

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EVENT Perth Festival of Yarn 8th and 9th September 2018 Dewards Centre, Perth, Scotand Scotland’s premier yarn and fibre festival CONTACTS

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By Catriona Deluxe spinning fibre & spindle This box of spinning fibre contains braids of 11 different botanically dyed plant fibres, including: rose, seacell, mint, bamboo, tencel, soybean, ramie, hemp, flax, carbonised bamboo, and banana. The different fibres can be used individually or mixed up to create completely unique yarns. As much as possible the colours are produced using locally sourced dye plants, or those leftover from my own kitchen.

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Flora Fibres Yarn s on Ets By Catriona Deluxe spinning fibre This box of spinning fibre contains braids of 11 different botanically dyed plant fibres, including: rose, seacell, mint, bamboo, tencel, soybean, ramie, hemp, flax, carbonised bamboo, and banana. The different fibres can be used individually or mixed up to create completely unique yarns. As much as possible the colours are produced using locally sourced dye plants, or those leftover from my own kitchen.

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Flora Fibres Yarn s on Ets By Catriona

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Hand spun naturally dyed This yarn is hand spun from mint fibre, which is produced from a lyocell base enriched with peppermint powder. It is a wonderfully soft and fluffy fibre which produces a soft and silky yarn. It was dyed using red onion skins, which were grown near where I live and saved for me by my local greengrocer!

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Wool Couture on Etsy Wool Couture came about when founder/co-owner, Claire, swapped a high profile, pressured life of NHS Director to pursue her stress-relief passion for knitting and soon invested her business acumen into her burgeoning venture. Claire’s love for knitting and crocheting rapidly grew into the successful enterprise it is today. Originally inspired by giant knitting and crocheting, including arm-knitting, more crafts were added into the mix and became part of the Wool Couture offering, with a twist of macramé and the wonder of weaving. What Claire is to wool and yarn crafting, Ali is to woodturning. Ali, co-owner of Wool Couture, turns her creative hand to fashion out all our knitting, crocheting and weaving tools from wood (only sourced from FSC forests) in the workshop in Yorkshire – completing the natural love affair between Wood and Wool. And it makes us just a little bit distinctive in the world of wool and yarn craft, which is rather novel.

Weaving Loom Kit Designed by makers for makers, the Woolly Mammoth loom is the weaving loom of all weaving looms! It’s so versatile that it allows the weaver to create designs in either landscape or portrait, as well as giving the option as to whether to make one giant weaving or several smaller patterns. Combine the Woolly Mammoth loom with Wool Couture’s ‘Thick Roving Yarn’ for that extra special touch. So, when you’re making that wall hanging or cushion you really can create a unique design for that striking statement piece! Laser cut by the team of artisans and hand finished in the Yorkshire studio with strong 9mm FSC certified laser plywood. Wool Couture is passionate about the worlds environment and the FSC ensures responsible management of our world’s forests.

There are four kits to choose from: Basic kit • Weaving loom • Instructions booklet Starter kit • Weaving loom • Instructions booklet • 1 Landscape mounting bar – this can also double up as your shed stick (59cm x 3.5cm) • 30cm wooden weaving needle • 8cm wooden weaving needle • 100g cotton ball of warp which is strung over your loom and holds your work Quintessential Kit with super chunky & roving • Weaving loom • Instructions booklet • 1 Landscape style mounting bar – this can also double up as your shed stick (59cm x 3.5cm) • 1 Portrait style mounting bar (49cm x 3.5cm) • Wooden weaving comb 10cm x 6cm • 30cm wooden weaving needle • 8cm wooden weaving needle • 100g cotton ball of warp which is strung over your loom and holds your work • 300g of our cheeky chunky pure merino yarn (in a selection of colours) • 100g Roving (in a selection of colours) Quintessential Kit with Roving • Weaving loom • Instructions booklet • 1 Landscape style mounting bar – this can also double up as your shed stick (59cm x 3.5cm) • 1 Portrait style mounting bar (49cm x 3.5cm) • Wooden weaving comb 10cm x 6cm • 30cm wooden weaving needle • 8cm wooden weaving needle • 100g cotton ball of warp which is strung over your loom and holds your work • 400g roving (supplied with cream as your main colours and a selection of accent colours)

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Wool Couture on Etsy Weaving Loom Kit Wool Couture’s ‘Small Rectangular’ weaving loom – a perfect introduction to the world of weaving for the novice – and it really is so easy, so fear not, before long you will have advanced to the ‘Woolly Mammoth Weaving Loom’ and there will be no stopping you!

The Small Rectangular weaving loom is available in three different kits: Basic kit • Weaving Loom 16cm x 21cm • Instructions booklet Starter kit • Weaving Loom 16cm x 21cm • Instructions booklet • Mounting bar 16cm x 1.5cm (to hang your finished work) • Wooden weaving comb 10cm x 6cm • 8cm wooden weaving needle • 20g cotton ball of warp which is strung over your loom and holds your work Quintessential Kit • Weaving Loom 16cm x 21cm • Instructions booklet • Mounting bar 16cm x 1.5cm (to hang your finished work) • Wooden weaving comb 10cm x 6cm • 8cm wooden weaving needle • 20g cotton ball of warp which is strung over your loom and holds your work • 50g of our cheeky chunky pure merino yarn (in a selection of colours) • 15g Roving in cream All the Wool Couture looms are laser cut by a team of artisans and hand finished in the Yorkshire studio with strong 6mm FSC certified laser plywood. Wool Couture is passionate about the worlds environment and the FSC ensures responsible management of our world’s forests.

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Little Conkers on Etsy

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CROCHET KIT

This kit contains everything you need to make a smart, durable dishcloth in eco-friendly yarn. This is a great project for someone starting out in crochet. The fully-illustrated pattern is very easy to follow and contains lots of helpful information. The kit is beautifully presented, so it makes a great gift for a crafty friend.

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You can choose the colour of the dishcloth and the finished cloth is approximately 20cm square. The kit contains: • 100g recycled yarn (85% Cotton) • bamboo crochet hook • blunt-tipped yarn needle • 12-page pattern, printed on recycled paper The kit and its packaging are as low-impact as I can make them, including: • 100% recycled parcel paper and tissue • business cards and gift tags upcycled from cereal packets

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ABOUT LITTLE CONKERS By Clare

‘Little Conkers is based in my home in rural West Sussex where there is always some creative activity going on. I design and sell crochet patterns, kits and finished items to share the joy of creativity and the handmade. My business is as environmentally-sustainable as I can make it, from the gorgeous organically-farmed merino wool and cotton that go into my kits; to the 100% renewable electricity that powers my home and my business cards which I cut by hand from old cereal packets.’ 19


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Crochet Leaf Pattern With this kit you can create a pretty oak leaf brooch or appliqué in gorgeous, hand-dyed British wool. The finished brooch in beautiful autumnal shades includes upcycled vintage buttons that are unique to each kit. The kit contains all the notions and equipment needed in a smart box, so also makes a lovely gift for someone crafty. The kit contains: • hand-dyed British Aran wool yarn • a selection of vintage buttons • a brooch pin • bamboo crochet hook • blunt-tipped yarn needle • sharp sewing needle and thread • fully-illustrated pattern, printed on recycled paper The kit and its packaging are as low-impact as I can make them, including: • 100% recycled parcel paper and tissue • business cards and gift tags upcycled from cereal packets The finished brooch is approximately 8cm long.

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Abigail Brown on Etsy Sew your own FABULOUS FLAMINGO PDF download pattern & instructions

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Lincolnshire on Etsy Fenn Crafts

By Sandy Mulley

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My love of crafts started as a young child and whilst at a craft fair 6 years ago I met a felting artist. I was captivated by what could be created with a felting needle and a handful of wool and, once discovered, I never looked back. I had found my craft!

Needle Felted Nordic Gnome Workshop 13th and 27th October Black Smith Shop Crafts Foggathorpe, Yorkshire, UK

With my new-found passion I embarked on my own needle felting journey. Combining my love of the Lincolnshire landscape (home for 15 years) our British woodland animals and a desire to share this fabulously addictive, and highly sustainable craft, I set about designing my own creations, award-winning needle felting kits and blog. I regularly hold workshops and talks.

This workshop is equally enjoyable for novices to needle felting and to those who are more experienced at this fascinating craft. No tricky patterns. No sewing. No wires. No expensive fancy equipment! All you need to bring is the enthusiasm! All materials will be provided. CONTACTS:

It is a well-known fact – and one that I believe in passionately - that crafts of any kind can help ease the mind and provide a welcome and important distraction from the ‘noise’ of our daily lives. This is especially true with needle felting because it appeals to every age, gender and skill level. All you need is enthusiasm. As an added bonus, crafts of any kind naturally create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly mindset. Thy allow us to focus on the things we really enjoy rather than what a consumer led society leads us to believe we need. Baby steps…

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Needle felting mat It is made from quality tight weave Hessian/Burlap and is completely biodegradable, eco friendly, organic and can be used time and time again. When you have eventually finished with it (only if you are making many flat felted pieces) you can preserve it by putting a piece of flat felt on top of it or (after removing the rice) add it straight to the compost bin. I have been using mine for 3D felting, and some flat felting, for almost a year and it is still good to go.

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Lincolnshire on Etsy Fenn Crafts By Sandy Mulley Beautiful handmade needle felted Shaped and decorated, using 100% pure un-spun wool, and Teeswater locks for embellishment. All made by hand at my Lincolnshire home studio. It’s just carded wool and a felting needle; doesn’t really get any simpler than that. Wool, as a fibre, is about as sustainable as a material gets. It does no harm to the environment, is fully sustainable and completely biodegradable. I use 95% British wool to reduce the carbon footprint and support British farmers and the family run businesses I purchase from.

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My Vintage Wish on Etsy

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1940s French Knickers Sewing Pattern

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1950’s Tote Bag - PDF Sewing Pattern

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1940’s Slippers Knitting Pattern

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1930’s Peasant Waistcoat Vintage Knitting Pattern 31


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Chunky Fair Isle Sweater 50's Knitting Pattern 32


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Amberhound on Etsy By Kim Marshall Amberhound started out making dog bandanas and tote bags but when a friend and fellow small business owner asked if we could collaborate on a plastic free project, things changed! We still make dog items and bags but we've also branched into reusable and sustainable products, ranging from coffee filters to locally sourced beeswax food wraps.

DIY Beeswax Wrap Kit As plastic free products grow in popularity so does the need for DIY money-saving solutions, and as a beeswax food wrap producer, I've found that there is a lot of interest in how beeswax wraps are made. In this kit, I've put together the essentials needed to create three beeswax food wraps allowing those interested to have a go without investing in lots of beeswax or fabric. Of course, making a kit without waste is also important which is why it is in an easily reusable glass jar instead of cardboard. Full instructions are provided.

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Planet Organic living Botanical Folk D.I.Y Organic Beeswax Wraps Kit

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tsy E n o The Eco Shed Eco Starter Kits

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This starter kits include: Handmade 100% recycled cotton yarn facecloth Bamboo toothbrush Truthpaste - Natural toothpaste (great for kids!) Vegan shampoo bar Bamboo straw Bamboo cotton swabs Muslin canvas Produce bag

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Etsy n o The Eco Shed The Guestroom Kit 2 x Bamboo Toothbrushes 2x Truthpaste - Natural Toothpaste 2x Mini Soaps 1x Vegan Shampoo Bar 1x Recycled Cotton Facecloth

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Etsy n o The Traveling Bee

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By Hailey S. Phelen

The Traveling Bee all started when my passion for beekeeping left me with excess beeswax and I created my first beeswax wrap. I never planned to turn that into a business but soon fell in love with them and knew that others would too. Being eco-friendly is always something I have been deeply passionate about and bringing great products to those that wish to become less reliant on plastic and our throw-away culture is my life’s dream. Considering my passion for the environment and the nature of my products, every single item you purchase from The Traveling Bee is guaranteed to be 100% made with compostable and biodegradable materials. Even down to the packaging and shipping materials. As a woman small business owner and entrepreneur, a wife, and a mother, it is my greatest pride to create quality products for my customers. Products that fill the need.

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Beeswax Wraps - Kids Lunch Set Beeswax wraps are the perfect substitution for plastic wrap and baggies. I make each beeswax wrap by hand: infusing 100% cotton with a mixture of organic beeswax, pine tree resin, and organic coconut oil. Using the heat of your hands you can cover dishes, wrap cut produce to keep it fresh, wrap a sandwich for lunch, or take a snack on the go. Each wrap is 100% compostable and biodegradable, meaning everything they are made from comes from the Earth and can return back to it. They are also reusable and last around a year. This set of beeswax wraps for kids is perfect for heading back to school! Each set comes with one small wrap, two child sized snack bags, and one sandwich wrap. They’re the perfect way to be eco-friendly while also teaching your children how to make conscious decisions about the products we use and the plastic we rely too heavily on. They’re made to fit little hands perfectly and come in fun patterns to encourage children to take care of them.

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Etsy n o The Traveling Bee Beeswax Wraps Reusable Food Wrap

By Hailey S. Phelen This is a four piece set of our beeswax wraps that comes with 2 large and 2 medium wraps. We strive to make beautiful and fun colour combinations that will make you extra happy to open your fridge!

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Beeswax Wraps Reusable Food Wrap

By Hailey S. Phelen This is a 3 piece set of our beeswax wraps that comes with 1 XL, 1 Large, and 1 Medium wrap.

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The Traveling Bee on E snack bags

By Hailey S. Phelen

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One product that sets us apart from other sh sides and open on the top. This makes snac perfect eco-friendly alternative to plastic ba produce fresh and crisp!

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Amberhound on Etsy Reusable Coffee Bags

By Kim Marshall Coffee is the second most popular drink in the world today (water is top!) and many are opting to drink their favourite blends cold. This brewing bag gives people the option of cold brewed coffee at home without needing to buy expensive fancy equipment. As the name suggests, it's a cotton bag thick enough to hold coffee grounds in water overnight to brew that's really it! Bags can be used over and over and a wash in boiling water after each use is all they require.

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Amberhound on Etsy Reusable Teabags

By Kim Marshall Typically British, we can’t offer coffee brewing bags without having a similar product for tea! Many tea companies have introduced singleuse biodegradable nylon tea bags but in doing so the price of your favourite box of tea has probably risen. These muslin reusable tea bags can offer you a great brew at a lower one-off price and instead of using multiple tea bags in one pot, a larger muslin tea bag can serve many with the ability to easily control the strength.

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tsy E n o Fruits of the Nut Tree By Rachel Smith

I started Fruits of the Nut Tree inspired to make it easy for everybody to have fun making their very own really special skincare from only the best 100% natural, organic ingredients. Passionate to provide an alternative to using masses of chemicals on your bodies largest organ.

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Make Your Own Face Mask Kit A kit to have fun making 4 of your very own 100% natural, organic face masks, letting you nourish your skin with nature, nothing else. As well as knowing exactly what you are putting on your skin you avoid the need for the chemical preservatives that give ready made products a shelf life, letting you sit back, relax and feel the difference. Open your box to find: • Coconut oil, cacao powder and maca powder all sourced as certified organic products and bentonite clay, which as a naturally occurring mineral cannot be certified. Each comes conveniently pre-measured for four separate face masks. • Easy to follow steps guiding you to make your face mask. • Information on the benefits of each ingredient. All packaged maximising the use of recyclable materials.

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By Rachel Smith Thank You Face Mask Kit A eco, vegan gift to treat your loved ones to completely chemical free face mask fun. Using organic coconut oil, organic cacao powder, organic maca powder and 100% natural bentonite clay, all conveniently pre measured, in a few simple steps they will be able to put their feet up, have some ‘me’ time and enjoy the benefits of nourishing the skin with nature nothing else.

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All packaged maximising the use of recyclable materials.

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Momtaz Soap on Etsy By Sara Chawraba Business

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I am a passionate environmentalist and a mother to 3 young kids. I was born in a family of soapmakers and my handcrafting passion grew with every soap batch I cooked. I completed my studies in environmental chemistry and currently continuing to become an Ayurveda practitioner. The soaps my family and I cook are 100% natural with only 3 ingredients, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Lye Water. Our soaps are free of any additive, colorant, hardener or chemical scent. We have already shipped our soaps to over 25 countries and all our customers and all are returning customers. All through the years, we kept our workshops open to our customers to watch and join us as we cook our soaps. Momtaz Soap, between me and my father is now based in 2 countries, Canada & Lebanon. Gift Basket I cook all my soaps and products from scratch, with only natural ingredients. To make a gift basket, I always rely on handmakers as well, for the basket itself or the decorations, I always support and purchase from local businesses

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WORKSHOP Introduction to Soapmaking September 15th, 2018 Canada / Whitby / Darwaish Trends Introduction to Soapmaking will be hosted by Sara Chawraba the Soapmaker of Momtaz Soap at Darwaish Trends. The workshop will cover the history of soap, differences between store bought and handmade natural soaps in addition to the safety measures before starting the first batch of soap. The capacity in this workshop is only 8 persons (above 12 yrs old). This will be the first workshop in a series of 3 workshops. Kindly Note that no kids below 12 years old are allowed. CONTACTS: www.momtazsoap.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fintr oduction-to-soapmaking-make-take-workshop

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Natural soaps always make a perfect gift, no matter how small, it is a gift to be appreciated, to help support all budgets, we decided to carry a line of guest sized soaps at half the price of a bar and customize it with a cute personal message. This is always a great favour or giveaway at every occasion.

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sy t E n o Momtaz Soap By Sara Chawraba Business Our Bamboo Activated Charcoal Soap is one of a kind, we import the finest grade of activated charcoal from bamboo and mix it with coconut oil and olive oil, we have added the laurel berry oil to our soap to make it moisturising because charcoal by nature is drying. This soap is pH neutral and unscented, it suits every skin type and helps reduce and prevent acne breakouts.

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By Sara Chawraba Business Aleppo Soap is one of the oldest known soap recipes, over 2,000 years old, this soap has only 2 ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Laurel Berry Oil (at 40% concentration) we take pride to exclusively make this bar at this concentration and with only these ingredients in Toronto, Canada. This soap helps heal eczema, dryness, hives, itchiness and psoriasis. I personally use this soap all over my house and kids since day 1. Highle recommended for babies and pets.

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y s t E n o Driades Natural

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By Savina Papastergiou

Driades is a small, family-owned artisan skin care business based in one of the most beautiful little towns of Greece. All our products are cruelty-free, chemical-free and freshly handmade to order in our small production laboratory, with a lot of love and care for each and every member of our family of clients. Our formulas are the result of many years of studies, experience, and experimentation, of a big love for Nature and of our need to help our clients with their skin concerns in an ethical and Earth-conscious way.

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Vegan skin care Travel Gift set A set of 2 premium quality body care items. Each of them in 50ml/1.7 fl.oz recyclable and reusable screw top aluminium tin jars. Both items are 100% natural, cruelty-free, gluten-free, aromatherapy, vegan spa products Beautifully packed in an eco, recyclable craft box ready to be given as Christmas gifts to your co-workers or your loved ones for any occasion.

The box contains: One 50ml/1.7fl.oz. YUMMY LAVENDER EXFOLIATING BODY SCRUB Lavender and vanilla moisturizing body scrub 100% natural, vegan, aromatherapy product Our YUMMY LAVENDER perfectly smoothes, softens dry and rough skin, improves its texture and best of all leaves your skin so hydrated and soft. A relaxing body polish scrub for velvety smooth and balanced skin. Formulated with a superior blend of carrier and essential oils nourish and moisturize your skin: coconut butter, olive oil, sunflower seed oil, pure 100% natural lavender and vanilla essential oils and a special blend of raw brown sugar and hand-picked sea salt from the Greek seas, will remove dead skin cells, will have longlasting moisturizing effects on your skin and a relaxing and sensual effect on your mood! One 50ml/1.7fl.oz. YUMMY LAVENDER WHIPPED BODY BUTTER Lavender, sandalwood and vanilla body and hand cream, makes a lovely gift for all your loved ones on all occasions. 100% natural, vegan, aromatherapy product Soft hints of relaxing lavender and sweet vanilla essential oils in a luxurious blend of organic herbal oils and butter. Our YUMMY LAVENDER body butter is rich and packed with antioxidants and collagen boosting all plantbased ingredients. Made with murumuru, coconut, and shea butters to hydrate the body leaving skin soft and supple. An excellent body moisturizer for you or a gift for that special person, this hand whipped body butter will help you feel renewed, softer and smoother with the calming effect of the essential oils. Great for men and women. ur Vegan skincare lavender Use Coupon Code and vanilla body scrub and lavender and vanilla body butter gift box is an amazing ECOSKINCARELOVE purchase for many reasons: makes for an amazing corporate gift, posh bridal shower for 10% OFF on all flavors, a "just because" gift to yourself, and Driades Natural’s products you get to try our skincare products without committing to a full size. Both products are Also enjoy free lightweight and in a perfect size to pack when traveling to your next getaway! international shipping.

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Natural products for your hair selected from the Ethical Super Store

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Naturtint 2N Brown Black Permanent Hair Dye

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ORGANIC DRESS By Antonella Dress in Proteine Rose Fiber with belt in bamboo The Rose’s fiber derives from a renewable protein present in cereals. We can consider it as the only “active” fiber as its 18 amino acids have beneficial effects on skin and health. This fiber is distinguished from the others for its ability to absorb humidity, for the sensation of softness and for its beneficial properties on skin.

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This unique Bolero is Lined inside with soft gauze of Hemp Fiber in black color. This hemp fiber is dye with sustainable color.

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White Blusa in 100% Italian fiber, made with Soft gauze in natural hemp fiber

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We’re Olga and Nataly - founders of “Pavietra” brand. Our love to nature, travelling and art brought us to our common project.

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In translation from our native Belarusian language the word “pavietra” means “air”. For us this is a symbol of lightness and freedom, with which we aim to fill our clothes. We want to give a sense of comfort and coziness to girls and women that wear our clothes. Also we want them to realize that all of us are special. We can’t but pay attention to the ecological component of our work as well. We strive for calling ourselves sustainable fashion brand. That’s why we use natural, eco-friendly materials, all our clothes are designed by hand at our small home-studio. We treat every detail with trembling and pay quite a great attention to it. Almost every piece of work has handmade stitches, which make our clothes special.

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This dress is made from 100% organic linen fabric which was grown and produced in our native country (Belarus). We care about the quality of our items. You can wear them for a really long time.

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LINEN WRAP DRESS This dress is made from 100% organic linen fabric which was grown and produced in our native country (Belarus). We care about the quality of our items. You can wear them for a really long time.

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Rescued raw materials World-class craftsmanship Timeless design

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superhero placemat The placemat is also hand-crafted by Cheryl, using the same eco-friendly printing process that we use for the fox blanket. It is entirely made from 100% cotton fabrics and thread, and is an environmentally-friendly choice over plastic placemats.

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EVENTS Elora Handmade Market

By Cheryl and Miriam

29 October, 2018 Elora, Ontario, Canada

The Urban Hedgehog is a family-owned small business, based in Canada, but we prefer to think of ourselves as ‘international’. Miriam is from Spain, and together with Cheryl, her English mother-in-law, we design and create fun and minimalist items for children and their rooms.

Indie goods created and made by local Canadian artisans Join event: www.facebook.com/elorahandmademarket

Fox baby mobile

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The woodland fox mobile is handmade by Miriam. She designs all the elements of the mobile and cuts them from FFC-certified cardstock, which is harvested from legal, responsibly-managed forests. All the elements are stitched using 100% cotton thread, and the hoop used is made from natural bamboo.

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By Cheryl and Miriam Fox baby blanket This blanket is hand-crafted by Cheryl. The fabric is digitally printed on GOTS-certified, organic cotton knit by a third-party company using eco-friendly inks. Digital printing is very much a green approach in regard to textile printing, and helps to reduce the amount of wasted ink and water. The organic knit is backed with a man-made, faux-fur fabric.

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By Clare Little Conkers is based in my home in rural West Sussex where there is always some creative activity going on. I design and sell crochet patterns, kits and finished items to share the joy of creativity and the handmade. My business is as environmentallysustainable as I can make it, from the gorgeous organically-farmed merino wool and cotton that go into my kits; to the 100% renewable electricity that powers my home and my business cards which I cut by hand from old cereal packets.

Decorative Gourds Pumpkins My miniature pumpkins and gourds are so full of the joys of nature it’s hard not to smile! Perfect decorative accents for harvest and autumn, I make these cheerful ornaments in bamboo and wool yarn, and they are stuffed with 100% natural English carded wool. You won’t find any synthetic fibres at Little Conkers. Mix and match different types, sizes and colours to create your perfect pumpkin collection. All my items are packed as sustainably as possible: • 100% recycled parcel paper and tissue • business cards and gift tags upcycled from cereal packetspackets

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These pine cone ornaments are a personal favourite amongst all the pieces I crochet. Handmade in a gloriously silky bamboo yarn, they have a subtle sheen and look beautiful piled in a bowl or as hanging ornaments. I offer a range of different sets containing pine cones of different colours and sizes which can be brought together in the collection of your choice. The yarn is I use is hand-dyed and balled by women in an economically deprived region of South Africa, providing muchneeded employment and empowerment. The pine cones are stuffed with 100% natural English sheep's wool, an annuallyrenewable resource. All my items are packed as sustainably as possible:

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• 100% recycled parcel paper and tissue • business cards and gift tags upcycled from cereal packets

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Lincolnshire on Etsy Fenn Crafts By Sandy Mulley

Beautiful handmade needle felted Shaped and decorated, using 100% pure un-spun wool, and Teeswater locks for embellishment. All made by hand at my Lincolnshire home studio. It’s just carded wool and a felting needle; doesn’t really get any simpler than that. Wool, as a fibre, is about as sustainable as a material gets. It does no harm to the environment, is fully sustainable and completely biodegradable. I use 95% British wool to reduce the carbon footprint and support British farmers and the family run businesses I purchase from.

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FROM THE BLOG... So It Begins With Trash Talk It was if the world had stopped turning, just for a second, as I stood poised over the bin with the dishwasher tablet packet. The dead whale from Blue Planet 2 was there, judging me. This innocent looking plastic packaging wasn’t so innocent. It would outlive me, my children, my grandchildren and countless more generations. I felt helpless and lost as I released the plastic into the bin. Eaten by guilt I swore then and there things would be different. I knew I was part of the problem that killed that baby whale. I vowed to be part of the solution...

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Stop The Plastic Tide From My Bathroom It happened again. This time in the bathroom, with an empty deodorant. I’m not starting this new lifestyle until January because Christmas is seriously not the best time to do anything but, oh my, I just cannot go back. That deodorant keeps looking at me from the bathroom bin. At least now the empty toilet roll tubes are making their way to the recycling bin...

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Turning Over A New Leaf Isn’t Going To Be Easy It’s not me that I’m worried about, I can cope with pretty much anything. It’s the little people. They’ve come to expect certain things, like branded hoodies and shoes with flashing lights in. Me? I’m happy wearing my stretch jeans that I bought from a charity shop 10 years ago. It’s lucky that rips are trendy!...

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Easiest Laundry Hack Ever! How could I have been so stupid? It’s so obvious and yet I’ve been wasting my time for years! I got a bit fed up this week, fed up with the constant load of housework. The one that overwhelms me the most is washing clothes. If I don’t do it every other day, the baskets (yes, not one but two baskets of dirty clothes) overflow and get kicked around the floor...

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The Inconvenient Truth Convenience is a word I keep stumbling upon. Take away coffee cups are convenient. Convenience foods, ready made meals, bottles of water, crisp packets… all conveniently wrapped up so you can consume them quickly. You know what’s not convenient – single use plastic...

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It’s Not Me, It’s You It’s like a messy break up, me trying to end my relationship with plastic. It’s like having an ex who seems to follow you around! I mean, plastic is everywhere you turn. It’s like a stalker who’s really bad at hiding!...

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Exploring Wabi Sabi with Louise O’Hara When I first started following Louise O’Hara on Facebook, she still called her page Drawn to Stitch, and I would marvel at the tactile landscapes that took me away to my heart’s home in the Highlands of Scotland. Marrying lace, old letters, discarded buttons and paint in a way that I had never seen anywhere else, there was a seamless quality to her work that had me wondering where the collage and stitchery ended and the paint began...

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The Craft of Basket Making with Rachel Evans “I started my basketmaking journey at the age of 21. After I graduated I worked in the outdoors, managing nature reserves and teaching environmental education to young people. After meeting a few colleagues that made baskets as a hobby, I was intrigued and went on a few day courses to learn how to make round baskets. I did some lovely courses at the Wyre Forest Discovery Centre, playing with natural materials gathered in the forest such as rush, plant dyes and willow.”...

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Zero Waste and Eucalyptus – A Match Made in Heaven I am really excited about a new direction in my range of eco fashions! The catalyst was some merino and alpaca blanket remnants sourced from Waverley Woollen Mills in Launceston, Tasmania (about 1 ½ hours’ drive from here; established in 1847). I absolutely love how soft their fabrics are, but the biggest plus for me was the opportunity to use a quality waste product that is locally obtainable...

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Part Two: Zero Waste and Eucalyptus – A Match Made in Heaven! In my last blog post, I hinted that I was exploring a new development in my eco fashions. I have a small stash of felted and/or damaged knitwear which I thought had possibilities! Their original purpose was to cut them up to make ‘tattered’ key hangers. I made a lot of these hangers over several years, but felt it was time to move on from that, even though I still had the raw materials...

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Makership as an Act of Resistance I’m a handweaver, an occupation I chose as marginally more feasible and achievable than the musical one that my heart would wish. And I was always bound to a certain type of landscape...

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Weaving These Isles: The Trickery of Craft and Market My weaving business, ‘These Isles’, is now in its fourth year. It is my livelihood, but it is still tiny, and 2018 trade has been worryingly slow. (Previously over a third of my customers were American. They have all fallen away suddenly, and I wonder whether that may be because liberal Americans are in a state of shock and horror.)...

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FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK 2018 The Death of Fast Fashion – Slowing Down for a Fashion Revolution “Slow fashion“, is a phrase first used by Kate Fletcher, a pioneer in the sustainable fashion movement and Professor of Sustainability, Design and Fashion at London College of Fashion. In an article published by The Ecologist in 2007, she compared the ecologically/sustainable/ethical focus of those pushing against the mainstream fashion industry to the slow food movement.

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Boro and Sashiko- The Japanese Art of Clothing Repair There was a time when a wooden darning mushroom would be an essential household item, used for darning holes in socks and patching trouser knees and shirt elbows. I have one that belonged to my grandmother, and probably her mother before her. It is soft, worn, and carries the presence of all the women whose hands held it before me to darn my ancestors socks and patch up their work clothes.

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Second Hand News – Why Reusing Clothes is Back in Fashion I grew up in a family where hand me downs were the staple of our wardrobes. Everything I owed, clothes-wise, until I was 16 and earning, was at least second hand. Often third or fourth hand. My cousin’s jeans (that had been her brother’s before her), our elderly neighbor’s daughter’s pink striped cotton granddad shirt (oh how I loved that shirt!), the fluffy pink jumper I wore until it fell apart that came from a kindly anonymous charitable donation in the form of a black bag full of clothes, left in the porch one evening in the summer holidays.

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Landscape Medicine – The Weaving of Eloise Sentito – A #LoveStory For Fashion Revolution Week Clothes and their design, were a big part of my Mum’s life. As a young teacher in London in the 1960’s, she studied the haute couture of Paris Fashion Week in whatever newspapers and magazines she could get her hands on, before designing and making her own outfits. She was absolutely, the height of fashion.

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Kate Stuart is a practicing artist, writer and craftswoman based in the North East of England. She specializes in up-cycling, zero waste living, quilting and painting with acrylics on canvas. She owns The Phoenix Green Store, which is moving towards becoming Newcastle Upon Tyne’s first zero waste store. She took over during #FashionRevolutionWeek this year with a series of blog posts and social media conversation to highlight the importance of change in both the fashion industry and consumer habits.

Quality Not Quantity – Why Clothes That Last Should Stand For People Not Profit “Slow fashion“, is a phrase first used by Kate Fletcher, a pioneer in the sustainable fashion movement and Professor of Sustainability, Design and Fashion at London College of Fashion. In an article published by The Ecologist in 2007, she compared the ecologically/sustainable/ethical focus of those pushing against the mainstream fashion industry to the slow food movement.

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The Rise and Rise of Bespoke Upcycled Fashion Bespoke, up-cycled fashion is on the rise, and I really do have to bite my tongue and try not to say “about time!”. That long held notion that we can keep producing new garments from new materials, at huge cost to both the planet and the people who labor to spin and weave and dye and cut and sew, is surely falling out of grace, and rightly so.

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Swimming Against The Tide – Supporting Grass Roots And Kindness in The Fashion Industry

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Revolutions always start with the lone voices, standing up for something that desperately needs to be changed. When, at 08.57am BST, on the 24th April 2013 the Rana Plaza factory collapsed, killing 1138 and injuring thousands more, Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro were single voices calling out through the despair of the fashion industry’s impact on the lives of so many clothing factory workers.

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#WhoMadeMyClothes – Why Transparency Matters in The Fashion Industry After Rana Plaza

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A Fashion Revolution Week Roundup – Conscious Clothes, Compassionate Fashion, and Circular Business Models For The Future of An Industry. #EthicalHour Roundup – After Fashion Revolution Week, What Next?

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Festival of Natural Fibres 8th of September 2018 at Crafts Central, London, UK Organised by the Khadi Initiative Textile and fashion can be a force for good and a vehicle for change. Gandhi’s use of khadi for political and economic organisation in India’s nonviolent freedom movement was a masterstroke. Khadi helped create a new nationalist identity – neither the traditional hierarchical nor a colonial one which was coming into vogue in the early 20th Century. Alas, as we are witnessing today, textile can also be a force for destruction. Statistics presented by Ellen MacArthur Foundation show that If the present trend continues, the textile industry will add 22 million tons of microfibres to the ocean, will have a 26% share of the carbon budget and consume 300 million tons of oil by 2050. Scary! If we act now – this can change – textile can become a force for good. Nature has the answers – we just need to listen to them. An amazing array of fibres and dyes – and ways of using them for fabric in less harmful ways. Good for the environment, great for the global community of artisans and friendly for your skin.

COME AND JOIN US on the 8TH OF SEPTEMBER at an event at Crafts Central, a stunning venue for events and space for crafts studios – facilitated by Freeweaver SAORI Studio and organised by the Khadi Initiative in collaboration with a wide and growing network. An exhibit on the walls, which be a prominent feature of the event will be on display from 5th to 9th September. There will be practical crafts workshops on 9th September. . www.khadi.london/khadi-initiative

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The Resurgence of Natural Dyes with Zoë Burt and Lara Mantell NSN Team has lanuched a series of monthly meetups. During our first event we focused on an area that we know well as it has being a reccuring subject in our magazines since the very early stages of the project: natural dyes.

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Crochet Coral Reef Project Saori weaving Gumdrop, recycling chewingum Quilting Up-cycling furniture

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During the event Zoë and Lara talked us through their experiences with natural dyes and gave us an interesting insight into what can be achieved with these dyes and how potentially they could revutionalise the fashion industry. You can join our events onsite and online as all the events will be livestreamed on our social media pages. So join us every last Thursday of the month, we look forward to seeing and hearing from you then!

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THE ECO PRINT WORKBOOK • Over 150 pages of content • Lots of tutorials • Different techniques and materials • Tools of the artist • Plenty of space for note taking • Extensive directory

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Natural Dye Residency Workshop in the beautiful farmstead in Portugal This

is an opportunity to connect with nature and exchange ideas with other makers while learning new skills. We will be teaching and experimenting with a variety of natural dye techniques, including making dye baths from local plants, eco printing with leaves and flowers as well as Shibori methods.

Dates: Early 2019 Location: Portugal Cost: ÂŁ495 including accommodation and food Instagram: @creativemeetup For more info email: christinaeberhart@mac.com


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A mAGAZINE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRAFT MOVEMENT Why the name “No Serial Number”? Because nature and craft share a common characteristic, they are not made in series. They are both the result of an organic, slow process of growth and development. Not one leaf is the same, nor is a handmade creation. Crafts remind us that our hands and minds can work in tune with our natural environment to make things that are useful, or simply beautiful. As a society, we are in urgent need to slow down and preserve our collective environmental and artisanal heritages from unsustainable production practices and corporate greed. No Serial Number Magazine is a humble attempt to explore how human creativity, nature and activism intersect in contemporary society. Who is it for? artists, artisans, casual makers, craftivists, and conscious citizens Topics textile arts • natural colours • traditional trades and crafts • creative upcycling and salvaging • slow fashion • zero-waste lifestyle • biodiversity • kitchen chronicles • grassroots environmental movements INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED BY NO SERIAL NUMBER

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