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Ada & Ina natural linen fabrics

Ada & Ina Ltd

Unit 8, Cotton Road, Wincheap Industrial Estate, Canterbury, CT1 3RB

phone: 020 7183 7986

Linen is one of the most eco friendly textiles. It comes from flax, which grows abundantly in Europe and it doesn't need special irrigation or pesticide treatments, unlike conventional cotton which requires huge volumes of water and pesticides. Linen looks beautiful, it drapes so nicely and it comes in different weights. Heavy linen is fabulous for curtains, blinds, upholstery, while finer linen is used for clothing. Here at Ada & Ina, you'll find a huge choice of linens, from plains to patterns and in different weights. So make your interiors eco friendly by using linen for your soft furnishings.

Woven Image panels are made from 60 per cent recycled plastic bottles

Woven Image

(UK) The Collective Agency

phone: +44 (0)20 3633 3138

Woven Image is an Australian company that manufactures innovative surface coverings and textiles. One of its key products is its award-winning EchoPanel, a versatile eco-friendly acoustic material made from 60 per post consumer recycled plastic bottles and 40 per cent virgin PET, and which is 100 per cent recyclable

Available in different thicknesses (7,12 and 24mm) and lots of designs and colours, EchoPanel is a fun, modern material can be used in myriad ways in residential, office and contract interiors - as wall cladding, space dividers, decorative designs, desk dividers or indeed as artwork. It has the added bonus of being able to absorb sound, so in spaces that are noisy or echoey, it creates what's called acoustic comfort for people. 

EchoPanel demonstrates upcycling at its best because it's taking a waste material and creating a high quality new product from it. It comes in panel form, ready-made freestanding screens, ceiling suspended space dividers and in packs of peel-and-stick tiles - which are great fun to use. 

So if want to update your interiors and have acoustic benefit too, check out EchoPanel - available to order in the UK through The Collective Agency.

The Strathearn Gallery

The Strathearn Gallery, 32 West High Street Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4DL

phone: 01764 656100

The Strathearn Gallery is a fabulous contemporary art gallery in Crieff, set up in 1994 and run by Susan Bennett. The gallery is well known for exhibiting original work from leading Scottish artists as well as supporting new and up-and-coming artists. The gallery sells a mouth-watering selection of applied art including ceramics, glass, sculpture and jewellery at prices ranging from £50 into the hundreds - if you're looking for a special present for someone, this gallery will be the place to find it. It's also a member of the Own Art scheme which allows you to pay a deposit plus 10 monthly payments when buying a piece of art that could max out the credit card... Lovely, friendly, helpful knowledgeable staff.

Dusty Amethyst from Reborn Collection

Reborn Paints

14 Bushby Avenue, Rustington, West Sussex, BN16 2BZ

phone: 01903 716183
The Reborn Collection of premium emulsion paint comes in 28 soft and gorgeous colours. Our paint is breathable and super eco, being handmade in the UK from minerals blended with unused paint diverted from landfill. 
 
Reborn Paint has been formulated to cover effortlessly all interior walls and ceilings, including dry plaster, woodchip, wallpapers and previous coats of paint. It's also ideal for upcycling wooden furniture - just remember to put a wax coat over the paint once it's dried.
 
Interior designers love it, and Kevin McCloud was so impressed he gave chose it as one of his Green Heroes, while it's also been voted Best Wallcovering by House Beautiful.
 
The Reborn Collection is made by Newlife Paints. Pictured above: Dusty Amethyst emulsion.
 
eco friendly skincare from Wearth London

Wearth London

50 Keswick Road, Great Bookham, Surrey KT23 4BH

Wearth London is an online department store with a boutique vibe that brings you eco-friendly, sustainable homewares, skincare, jewellery and furniture. We sell superb handmade products from small niche designers and makers, most of whom live and work in the UK, and we source products that leave a negligible carbon footprint.

We have a lovely range of beauty products that are natural, organic, vegan-friendly and cruelty free and they make perfect gifts. Choose from soaps, cleansers, moisturisers and body oils, all hand-made using fine ingredients which are kind to even the most sensitive skin. 

And one of our USPs is that you can search for products using criteria that are important to you, such as 'vegan', 'biodegradable' or 'packaging-free'.

Organic cotton from Greenfibres

Greenfibres

99 High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5PF

phone: 01803 868001
Greenfibres is a Devon company with a small team and few corporate ambitions. The benefit of this is we can give you a dedicated personal service, beautiful products and no hard sell. Indeed we pride ourselves on our fair, courteous and informative service.
 
We sell lovely organic textiles by the metre, ideal if you enjoy making clothes or soft furnishings and want to be more eco friendly. Unlike conventional cotton, organic cotton is grown without pesticides so is much better for the environment and the people who pick it. 
 
At Greenfibres we also offer organic cotton bedlinen and towels, natural and organic mattresses, organic and natural skincare - and really comfortable socks.
 
We've helped grow the organic textile market over the past 20 years and are confident green solutions can build a brighter, more just, future.
 
 
AntikBar vintage travel posters

AntikBar

404 Kings Road, London, SW10 0LJ

phone: 020 7352 9309

AntikBar is the London gallery specialising in original vintage posters covering a wide variety of subjects - travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war, propaganda - from around the world, available to view at their gallery and online, with worldwide delivery. 

AntikBar holds regular original vintage poster auctions and offers professional linen backing and poster restoration services. They provide collection advice and consultancy services and can source posters for collectors, individual clients, interior designers, museums and other institutions. 

Original vintage posters are a true form of art with a purpose, designed to deliver a particular message through striking designs and created to grab the attention of passers-by, presenting artists with the challenge of condensing the message or concept into a precise, short visual and written form in a single artwork. They are important items of social history that capture the essence of the time they were printed. 

The variety of sizes, subjects and styles in poster design make them perfect as a gift and adaptable to any interior design, from contemporary to traditional. As original antique and vintage items, they are also eco-friendly. Original vintage posters are recognised as a sound art investment that can be enjoyed every day. 

Kantir water bottles

Martín Azúa

Verdi, 169 22, 08012, Barcelona

phone: +34 932 182 914

Top designer Martín Azúa's contemporary Numbered collection of homewares comprises furniture, products for the kitchen and decorative accessories made by artisans in and around Barcelona.

Products are idiosyncratic but functional and a pleasure to use. They're made by hand, using sustainable/recyclable materials, such as clay, grasses and wood.

Pictured above are Kantir water bottles that keep water cool without the need for a fridge.

 

 

Littleworks Creative

phone: +44 (0)7974 187479

Littleworks Creative offers little works of art by Tamara Williams. She makes her unique pieces using plaster to cast both intaglio and relief plates. Each cast is unique, since no two castings are the same. Even colours can change due to the plaster baking the surface and altering the stability of the inks..Tamara's exquisite artworks always start with a drawing - and much of her inspiration comes from plants. Each plaster tile is air-dried, mounted and framed, and frames are hand-painted. Works are made to order and colours can be specified. Prices from £65

 

 

 

Surfboard mirror made from birch or spruce wood by Wayne Willetts

Surf Mirrors

Hawthorn Farm Buildings, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AB

phone: 07977 599526

For the teenage surf nut, a surfboard mirror by Dorset designer-maker Wayne Willetts is the perfect bedroom accessory. It will have your youngster grooming their hair and checking their look more frequently than they check their phones..

Wayne uses FSC (non tropical) woods to make his beautiful surfboard mirrors, which show an extraordinary level of craftsmanship. He offers a range of designs and sizes and clients are welcome to discuss any characters they would like in their design, such as a windsurfer, kite surfer or paddleboarder.

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