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Posts Tagged ‘sheep’

An interview with Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, created with wool from sheep who live on Trevayne Farm in Wales

Abi Renshaw talks to Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, purveyors of the finest designer hand knits, created with love on a sustainable farm in Wales. It doesn't get much better than this...

Written by Abi Renshaw

Monkstone Knitwear Stripe Sweater by Stephanie Brown (FAIIINT)
Monkstone Knitwear Stripe Sweater by Stephanie Brown (FAIIINT).

With the mild Autumn being over, the weatherman now talks of snow. Panic! Wondering what wardrobe essentials can help fight the impending chill? We talk to new label, Monkstone Knitwear, about the wool process, sheering the flock and permaculture from her partners beautiful Pembrokeshire farm.

Monkstone knitwear sheep by Alex Clunie
Monkstone knitwear sheep by Alex Clunie.

Can I just say Anna, what a glorious farm this is. You must find it so difficult to work when you have this for a view!
It’s a perk of the job that’s for sure. Trevayne Farm is a… read more

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Renegade Craft Fair in London 2011 Review: Textile Design

Wondrous textiles from Art Equals Happy, Mary Kilvert, Robin & Mould and more at the Renegade Craft Fair in London on 8-9th October 2011. Plus workshops from The Make Lounge.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Making stuff for oneself is the bedrock of the crafting scene so of course there were quite a few workshops ongoing when I visited the Renegade Craft Fair. The Stitch […]

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Saturday Review

A review of Saturday at the second Uncivilisation Festival, held at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. Time to think, discuss and feel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Telling Stories to the Trees by Rima Staines. Last weekend I went to Hampshire for my first experience of Uncivilisation, approved the Dark Mountain gathering of like minded folks interested […]

Dagmar A/W 2011: Sophisticated chic… environment and animal friendly

Swedish luxury brand Dagmar chooses to work environmentally friendly options into their latest collection, with fantastic results…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Claire Kearns Swedish fashion house Dagmar launched in the Spring of 2005 and its uncompromising new take on luxury has captivated fashion audiences around the world. Swedish hip-sisters […]

Izzy Lane: an interview with ethical knitwear designer Isobel Davies

The incredible Isobel Davies was inspired to create ethical knitwear label Izzy Lane when she discovered how poorly we value British wool. Here's part of her tale, which appears in full in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Izzy Lane A/W 2008 by Yelena Bryksenkova. What was the path to setting up Izzy Lane?  I started an organic food company when I became aware of the hundreds of permitted […]

Fashion designers’ New Year’s Resolutions!

Some of our favourite fashion designers that we interviewed in 2010 tell us about their hopes, ambitions and resolutions for 2011…

Written by Matt Bramford

Explain who Lira is… What she studied etc… Who is Lira Leirner and what do you do? Like many who do what they love, viagra I’m a little bit of […]

It’s National Wool Week!

The Campaign for Wool and Prince Charles join forces to promote this fashionable, durable and sustainable material in style…

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Illustration by Danielle Andrews London is phenomenal, story a vast ever evolving metropolis where nothing stays still and sleep is for the dead. As much […]

Mildred the Surfing Sheep works her charm for Finisterre.

Meet Mildred. She's a sheep. And she surfs. All this to promote the environmentally friendly brand Finisterre. I decided to find out a bit more, so I spoke to Stuart, who's based down in Cornwall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

David LaChapelle’s ‘Rape of Africa’, viagra order illustrated by Lisa Stannard. I first discovered the deliciously decadent fantasy world of David LaChapelle as a spotty teenager when I used to […]

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Earth Listings 22nd – 28th June

Green events this week

Written by Tom Russell

With many universities leaning heavily towards womenswear – in some cases wholly – Epsom pleased many with several of its strongest collections coming from menswear designers. One of the running […]