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BRAND TO KNOW: The Things We Keep

Kay Wang is a designer-maker based in Brooklyn, New York. Handmade jewellery is her speciality, however it would be unfair to pigeonhole her as simply an accessories designer. Kay makes everything; from from linen kitchen towels and beautiful spoons to exceptional made-to-order jewellery, her creations are timeless, useful and beautiful. Since 2011, Kay has been at the helm of The Things We Keep, a minimalist jewellery and homeware business. Inspired by history, heirlooms and the precious treasures we collect during our lifetimes, the brand is a mix of architectural shapes, fairtrade and conflict-free materials and tactile finishes. Having worked in marketing for a fair…

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Gather + See: My Favourite Conscious Shopping Destination

Meet Gather&See, a curated marketplace of sustainable style offering superb collections from the very best in conscious fashion from around the world. Showcasing designers that pride themselves on aesthetics and ethics in equal measures, Gather&See operate according to six amazing founding principles: Fair trade, Organic, Recycled, Eco-friendly, Handmade and Small Scale Production. I love their ethos, great taste and carefully selected brands so set out to find out more about the story behind the growing retailer’s mission. Founded by Stephanie Hogg and Alicia Taylor, Gather&See was born from a foray into the world of artisanal craft, garment production, and travelling the…

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How To Make A Terrarium

Since discovering Decorator’s Notebook, I’ve been poring over their wonderful selection of ethical products and beautifully designed homewares. I’ve also grown rather partial to their blog, which offers some expert advice on how to style and use the pieces in their shop. Penned by Bethan John, here’s a step-by-step guide to making a little terrarium of your own for your home, office or studio… Recently, I’ve been experiencing something of a conversion to terrariums. With these cute little indoor gardens I can move away from the straggling, dust-gathering house plants I remember from my student days to a neat and…

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INTERVIEW: The Creators of Cred Ethical Jewellery

Cred Jewellery is a big name, though not for the reasons you’d expect. A little-known organisation as far as glossy mags and fashion bloggers are concerned, Cred happen to be the UK’s original 100% fairtrade jewellery company. Cred have been doing things responsibly, creating beautiful ethical jewellery for years, doing things right, even when nobody’s watching. It’s a sad reality that most of the time, when we buy something sparkly, we give little or no thought to where it came from, who mined the materials to make it, and at what cost. Today’s jewellery industry is huge but Cred is challenging existing standards, encouraging…