Sashiko and Sustainability: The Art of Visible Mending low- and zero-waste slow living stitching upcycling Apr 01, 2024

Sashiko is not a new practice - in fact, it's quite the opposite! Hundreds of...

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Zero and Zen: Sashiko and zero waste jacket diy low- and zero-waste stitching upcycling Sep 15, 2022

Note: This collaboration is currently not available.

I’m excited to...

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11 Delicious pumpkin recipes low- and zero-waste slow living upcycling Nov 26, 2021

Many of you know its a custom here in the northern hemisphere to celebrate...

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DIY - Reusable Swiffer duster from an old t-shirt diy low- and zero-waste tutorials upcycling Apr 23, 2021

Mr Zen loves his Swiffer when he is dusting, because it can reach under...

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Upcycling a pair of jeans diy low- and zero-waste stitching upcycling Apr 07, 2021

A couple of years ago, 2018, I inherited a skinny pair of jeans from my...

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Overdyeing with tea diy upcycling Mar 24, 2021

The wonderful thing about dyeing textiles with tea, is that it can make most...

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Creative ways to upcycle your shoes low- and zero-waste upcycling Mar 10, 2021

Cover image via: Wellieboots.com

Following on from my post last week about...

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Is Marie Kondo really the solution to our overfilled wardrobes? low- and zero-waste slow living stitching upcycling Mar 05, 2021

By now I'm pretty sure you have heard of Marie Kondo. Some of you may have...

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What is the environmental cost of a pair of jeans? low- and zero-waste slow living upcycling Feb 25, 2021

Cover image: My favourite pair of jeans have been mended over 14 times now.

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DIY - Tote bag from upcycled jeans with sashiko pocket diy stitching upcycling Nov 20, 2020

If you have been following along, you have seen me recycle an old pair of...

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DIY - The best face mask for glasses diy stitching upcycling Nov 12, 2020

With the ongoing Covid pandemic, wearing a face mask in public spaces...

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How to make a pot holder with recycled jeans and Boro stitching stitching tutorials upcycling Nov 06, 2020

Last week I put together a list of fun things I would make recycling an old...

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