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Artist Beccy McCray introduces her new poster series Make Friends With Food In 5 Easy Steps

Breaking down the boundaries between art, activism and every day life, artist and activist Beccy McCray has created a series of posters inspired by food waste.

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Artist Beccy McCray has created a new poster series titled Make Friends With Food In 5 Easy Steps... fun images that challenge our perceptions of food waste.

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I explore playful, socially engaged art and design using a diverse approach that includes intervention, installation, participation, print, paint or whatever media necessary to create imaginative acts of resistance and more human moments in the world.

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Through my work I seek to break down boundaries between art, activism and every day life, ultimately aiming to spread joy and inspire positive change, using creativity to raise awareness of environmental issues and social ideals.

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Help Fund The Fruit Factory for Brighton Permaculture Trust

Brighton Permaculture Trust have huge plans for a new venue that will process waste fruit and offer learning opportunities for locals. Funding through Buzzbnk crowdfunding website now!

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Brighton Permaculture Trust recently contacted me to tell me about their crowdfunding campaign on Buzzbnk to fund a permanent site for their ambitious Fruit Factory, a fabulous plan that […]

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Phannatiq: London Fashion Week S/S 2015 Presentation Review

Phannatiq put on an alternative catwalk show with street dancers and Parkour, outside ME London Hotel during London Fashion Week September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Phannatiq showcased their new street wear collection with a tribe of dancing girls and Parkour boys on the pavement outside the ME Hotel London. The brand is the brainchild of […]

Dear Fashion Diary: an interview with Emmi Ojala

Emmi Ojala is an illustrator with an interest in fashion and sustainability. She has created two amazing projects that encompass her interests, Dear Fashion Journal and Dear Fashion Diary, and here she tells us more about their development and inspiration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

How did you first come across the idea of the Free Fashion Challenge, and why did you decide to take part? 

 The Free Fashion Challenge was an initiative of Laura […]

An Interview with Kathy Shenoy, Creative Director of Ethical Design Shop Shake the Dust

Forging links between up-and-coming British designers and ethical producers in Southern Africa, Shake the Dust merges sustainability with great design.

Written by Jessica Cook

Kathy Shenoy by Louise Smith Shake the Dust, is an online shop which sells everything from wooden heart-shaped pendants to fluoro vases. Creating relationships between emerging British designers and ethical […]

Review: Designers Makers Market at Old Spitalfields Market

A sample of the best designer makers working in ceramics, fashion, jewellery and illustration, discovered at the Designers Makers market in Old Spitalfields on Saturday 16th March 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following a tip off from fellow mummy Helen of East End Prints, I went along to the first Designers Makers market to be held in Old Spitalfields on Saturday afternoon. […]

Hellen Van Rees: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Preview Interview

New writer Jessica Cook chats to designer Hellen van Rees prior to the launch of her A/W 2013 collection at LFW this weekend.

Written by Jessica Cook

Helen Van Rees A/W 2013 by Claire Kearns Up-and-coming Dutch fashion and textile designer Hellen van Rees is presenting her independent collection SQUARE3 ANGLE: THE TRANSFORMATION at London Fashion Week […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: 12 Top Kitchenware Designs

Choose from ceramics, oven gloves, sustainable plastic ware, wooden trays and chopping boards made from felled trees of London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you the best cushions, the best mugs and the best tea towels, and now here is the best of the rest of the homewares I found whilst scouring […]

Hellen van Rees: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Dutch designer and CSM graduate Hellen van Rees showcased Square2: Exploring Excitement at Ones to Watch on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hellen Van Rees S/S 2013 by Kristina Vasiljeva. I was most delighted to read that Dutch designer Hellen van Rees uses recycled materials to create her innovative tweeds, which are […]

New Designers 2012 Product Design Graduates: Baby and Toddler Products

A curvy cot made of cork, inflatable safety reins and edible potions were just some of the interesting product designs for babies and young children.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Products by Zoe Tynan-Campbell. It’s funny how being a new parent suddenly changes what you see: I didn’t see any baby related design at last year’s show, and yet this […]

NKOYO Silk Scarves: an interview with illustrator and print designer Alice Nyong

Illustrator, print designer and writer Alice Nyong tells us about her beautiful new collection of printed silk scarves: available to buy in Luna & Curious.

Written by Amelia Gregory

NKOYO by Alice Nyong. When contributing illustrator Alice Nyong got in touch to tell me about her beautiful new printed scarf range, I had to know more… here she offers […]

Beautiful Soul presents Olivia Rose A/W 2012: new season preview interview

The new A/W 2012 collection from Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul is called Olivia Rose after her two grandmothers. And it's beautiful indeed.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olivia Rose by Emma Ostcliffe. For the past few years designer Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul has been exploring the potential of a design driven ethical fashion business. Since her […]

An interview with Victoria Foster of The Aviary

Victoria Foster and Ben Fletcher began The Aviary as a way to make the most of their hoarde of vintage goods, creating gorgeous upcycled jewellery and charms with an illustrative twist.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Victoria wears the Darling Jane Detachable Peter Pan Collar. The Aviary is the brainchild of two fine art graduates, Victoria Foster and Ben Fletcher. In late 2009 the project began […]

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). With the mild Autumn being over, the weatherman now talks of snow. Panic! Wondering what wardrobe essentials can help fight the impending […]

An interview with Stratis Kastrisianakis, co-founder of Nakedbutsafe magazine

Principal Colour have just introduced me to one of their newest clients: a very exciting art, fashion and photography magazine, straight out of Greece. Meet Stratis Kastrisianakis and Manos Samartzis, creators with principles. We like.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nakedbutsafe magazine is a beautiful new arts, fashion and photography magazine with a conscience, produced in Greece, printed in the UK at Principal Colour, and available worldwide. Co-founder Stratis Kastrisianakis […]

Introducing the Closet Swap community from Channel 4: Don’t Shop – Swap!

An exciting new initiative promotes the idea of swapping clothes between friends rather than buying new. Supported by Tatty Devine and Ada Zanditon. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Closet Swap by Pia Bramley. Introducing Closet Swap, a new online fashion community site from Channel 4 Education. As part of a wider debate about sustainable and ethical fashion, Closet […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule S/S 2012 in Łódź: Dominika Naziebly

Dominika Naziebly presented Cold Summer as part of the Off Out Of Schedule shows on Saturday 29th October 2011. Eco fashion at its best!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dominika Naziebly by Rebecca Higgins. Having won the Golden Thread Awards earlier this year, Dominika Naziebly stepped up to the mark with another beautiful ethically produced collection that used eco […]

An interview with Accessory Designer Hope Von Joel from Eye of the World Designs

Hope Von Joel is a fashion editor and stylist who set out to create an accessories collection from wood, with partner and woodcraft expert Liam Motyer. The result was Eye of the World Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eye of the World S/S 2012 collection by Milly Jackson. Hope Von Joel is a multi-talented knitwear designer, more about stylist, see fashion editor and accessories designer. But just how […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Ceramics Design

Wonderful ceramics from the likes of Bodo Sperlein, Kitty and Dude, Ikuko Iwamoto and Richard Brendon. Plus exciting 3D product design from Shapeways.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The ceramics on display at Tent London were wonderfully varied. I loved these curvy stacks of bowls inspired by the shapes of blossoms, treatment by Bodo Sperlein for Niko. The […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Brut Design, Bye Bye Bambi, AQUAOVO

Homegrown design talent from Montreal showcased in containers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Design by Bye Bye Bambi. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Sitting in bright blue containers between the two catwalks on McGill College Avenue there were a series of showcases for […]