Designersblock 2012 Highlights

GLO recycled milk bottle top LED light

There were a few products and materials that stuck in my mind after a quick jaunt around this year’s Designersblock:

Kate Sibley‘s paper jewellery was inspiring, both in terms of embracing fickle fashion in a sustainable way and the choice of material.

Recycled gold findings (hooks) can be swapped between

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Milk Fibre Fashion

Milk Fibre Fashion

I am continuing my quest to investigate sustainable alternatives to Polyester and Cotton. Recently I wrote about Bamboo Fabric… this week it’s all about milk. Yes, milk. Which can be transformed into a biodegradable, renewable, synthetic fibre with anti-bacterial properties.

Turning milk into a sustainable

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Is Bamboo a Sustainable Fabric? Or Is it Just Bamboozling Us…


Polyester and cotton are the two most common and widely produced textiles worldwide. But they are far from eco-friendly with Polyester being derived from non-renewable petroleum and cotton’s destructive thirst for water, fertilisers and pesticides. Over the next few months I am going to investigate some sustainable alternatives to Polyester and Cotton. First up… Bamboo.

Don’t step on my green eco-suede shoes


Gone are the days when buying eco-friendly shoes meant choosing between chunky sandals or chunky sandals… Now there are an ever-increasing number of eco-friendly, vegan, organic and fairly-traded shoes to choose from. Good job too as I am in need of some new shoes. I thought I’d share some of the shoe-shaped treats I’ve found:

Terra Plana

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