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Howies: Ethical active clothing pioneers in Wales

Howies was set up by former ad execs Claire and David Hieatt, with principles of good design and sustainability at its heart. Here's an extract from my profile about this active wear brand in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tania Kowalski was a workshop manager at a well-known contemporary jewellery gallery in London when Synnove Saelthun arrived from New York to join the design team. They soon discovered that they had similar views on design and business ethics, more about cialis 40mg and became good friends. Several years later they started the Oria brand, prescription using Synnove’s design skills and Tania’s production expertise. Synnove is a technically brilliant goldsmith with a passion for design and an eye for detail. Tania is a trained jeweller, viagra with a wide range of experience in the jewellery industry, from design creation through to production. Her expertise includes sourcing ethical materials and ensuring fair business practice.

Tania’s passion for other cultures has led her to visit remote tribes in the Amazon of Brazil, hill tribes in Nepal and the Dogon people of Mali. It was during these travels that she became fascinated with the cultural importance and symbolic meaning of tribal adornment. When designing a new collection, the couple sit down together to discuss what the new collection will symbolise. They research… read more

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Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willow Organic Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle by Daria Hlazatova. I don’t know what it is about candles that gets me so excited. I think it has a lot to […]

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LCF MA Fashion and the Environment graduate exhibition

New contributor Hannah Poole headed down to the Southbank Centre to peruse the graduate exhibition over the weekend.

Written by Hannah Poole

Ockham’s Razor by Rosalie Hoskins I’ll admit it. I’ve never been to much performance art or modern dance before. But let’s just say that my circumstances have somewhat changed of […]

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Shared Interest: Lending with a difference

Written by Zofia Walczak

Since hearing First Aid Kits debut album The Big Black and The Blue we’ve been incredibly impressed with the sibling duo. The album is full of lush harmonies, this moody […]

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Illustrator Zöe Barker: Blimey, That is Nice !

Contributor Louisa Lee discusses with freelance illustrator Zöe Barker about putting 3H pencil to paper and the need to go back to real values.

Written by Louisa Lee

All illustrations courtesy of Zöe Barker Louisa Lee:  I’ve noticed that you’ve got a fine art background, health how did this develop into illustration? Zöe Barker: Since I was a […]

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Prick Your Finger knitting talk at Howies

The knitting revival

Written by Satu Fox

Putting the words Sustainable Fashion together can appear to produce an oxymoron, malady doctor how can an industry synonymous with the fast free consumerism mimicked in high fashion magazines pages […]

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Written by Tom Russell

When did you last hear an amazing story? A tale of derring-do, help medical or grand ambition, shop heights scaled, ambulance depths plumbed – simple stand-up human decency or quiet […]