Upcycling

Five Bank Holiday Mini-Upcycling Projects

Sian Astley | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

Any tips for the Bank Holiday, HuffPost UK & Homesense have asked me? Sit in the garden on a roasting hot May Day, with marinated deliciousness grilling on coals and sipping a glass of something cold? Ha! Chances are in the UK, the sky will cloud and the heavens will open.

Top Craft Ideas For An Authentic Twist To Your Home Style

Jennifer Barton | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re feeling like your home could use a spruce-up but your wallet needs a rest, you should consider some DIY craft ideas to liven up your space...

The Essence of Estethica: London Fashion Week's Platform for Emerging Sustainable Talent

Veronica Crespi | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Crespi

When it comes to the core concept of launching, nurturing and mentoring new brands, that's when the new concept really reveals its new, winning formula. With the tag 'Fashion For A Sustainable Future', it is clear the mission for the new 'Estethica: Emerging Talents' is to forge a new and stronger generation of sustainable forces.

Why I May Never Buy New Again

Zoe Yates | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Style
Zoe Yates

This year at Brighton Fashion Week we saw the introduction of the Sustain show, an event created to showcase ethically minded design. Designs were created using both sustainable and up-cycled materials - and wow, what a show it was!

Christian Benner - Distressed and Dressed

Kate Lawson | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

Sustainability and ethical production has been a growing concern within the fashion industry in recent years, mainly as a response to the rise of fast throwaway fashion retailers - cheaply made garments which can't be recycled that pollute landfill as surplus textile waste.

How to Live the Green Lifestyle

Jess Shanahan | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Shanahan

Do you want to live more greenly and do your bit for the environment? You might think that involves a lot of effort but it doesn't! Here are a few simple ways to improve your lifestyle by living more greenly.

The Next Big Thing? - Upcycling Shakes Up Its Image

Alex Perry | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK
Alex Perry

'The Next Big Thing?' is a series of blogs that will focus on small businesses and startup brands in the U.K. Whether they are quirky, practical, pion...

The Malcolm X T-shirt Revisited

Christine de Leon | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

The early 1990s were a golden era in postmodern black consciousness and 'X' was a symbol of empowerment emblazoned across the chests of so many young black men. However, within three or four years of such a potent resurgence of black radical thought, the 'X' tees seemed to disappear into the bottom drawer. So to see this symbol re-emerge on a suit jacket in 2011 was positively sublime.