WE: Unique handbags and clutch bags made from wood

Wood is common as a material for furniture, and now Cyprus-based crafts company Wood Experience (WE) are using wood to create unique accessories including clutch bags. Following traditional carpentry techniques, every object WE make is handcrafted from a certain type of wood carefully selected based on its purpose of usage. WE’s current collection of handbags and clutch bags include the circular shaped cross-body bag, Cosmos, … Continue reading WE: Unique handbags and clutch bags made from wood

TRIWA release Sea Shepherd Time for Action collab ocean plastic wristwatch

Swedish watch makers TRIWA have collaborated with ocean conservation charity Sea Shepherd to design a wristwatch made completely from recycled ocean plastic. The TRIWA x Sea Shepherd Time for Action wristwatch, in addition to being made completely from recycled ocean plastic, is also meant to make a statement about taking action. The wristwatch features Sea Shepherd’s logo on the dial and backplate, as well as a limited edition … Continue reading TRIWA release Sea Shepherd Time for Action collab ocean plastic wristwatch

Ictyos: France’s first tannery in over 40 years turns fish skin waste into leather for use in luxury goods

Discarded fish skins are being turned into leather for use in watch straps and wallets by ecological tannery company Ictyos. The French company, based near Lyon, collects fish skins, mainly salmon and sturgeon, from agri-food businesses that would otherwise end up in restaurant trash cans, turning them into leather for use in watch straps and wallets, and pitching them at the high-end luxury market. The … Continue reading Ictyos: France’s first tannery in over 40 years turns fish skin waste into leather for use in luxury goods

Dragon Drapers: Adorn a dragon on your shoulders with statement jewellery pieces by graphic artist Aelia Petro

Dragons are lauded all over the world and there’s certainly no shortage of jewellery available to adorn this wonderful magickal being on your person. If you’re looking for a statement piece that gives the appearance of a dragon curled around your shoulders, then Art by Aelia’s stunning Dragon Drapers are sure to please. The unique piece of jewellery, which fit snugly around the neck, consist … Continue reading Dragon Drapers: Adorn a dragon on your shoulders with statement jewellery pieces by graphic artist Aelia Petro

Jajamän: Sustainable backpacks made from cork and recycled materials

Swedish fashion brand Jajamän began life as a swatch on the wall, now the cork is being carried around as backpacks. Jajamän creates sustainable bags made from cork, which is natural and biodegradable. Cork is a sustainable and durable material that grows on trees. The simple and timeless design of Jajamän backpacks is inspired by Scandinavian heritage for everyday use. A year-long search for an … Continue reading Jajamän: Sustainable backpacks made from cork and recycled materials

Stay connected to wildflowers all seasons with these wood necklaces by Layla Amber

If you love wildflowers, you may want to show your support for the natural beauties all year round with these colourful hand-painted wildflower necklaces by Layla Amber, which are etched on to wood. The Suffolk-based Layla Amber creates all her pieces by laser etching her illustrations into sustainable birch plywood which is then delicately hand painted. These unique plywood necklaces – which feature wildflowers as well … Continue reading Stay connected to wildflowers all seasons with these wood necklaces by Layla Amber

Been London: Using only waste materials to create stylish handmade bags

Been London is turning waste materials – including leather offcuts, recycled leather, recycled polyester and used plastic bottles – into stylish handbags and accessories. From tote bags to clutch bags, Been London utilise materials that would otherwise end up in landfill to create everyday items. The brand, which manufactures its products at its east London studio, works with London-based makers and operates within circular practices. … Continue reading Been London: Using only waste materials to create stylish handmade bags

BLUNT Umbrellas: Re-inventing the umbrella and reducing the number of broken umbrellas in landfill

Umbrellas are one of those accessories that get lost, poke eyes, can be temperamental on windy days, get snapped up in shops as soon as the Heavens open, and are also significant contributors to landfill. That’s where accessory brand BLUNT has set out to re-invent and revolutionise the umbrella. Featuring a canopy design that unfurls, BLUNT have created a range of umbrellas that are safe … Continue reading BLUNT Umbrellas: Re-inventing the umbrella and reducing the number of broken umbrellas in landfill

Paperthinks: Accessories for those who love leather and want to be green too

Paperthinks is making it possible for those who like leather, want to add colour in their life and want to be kinder to the planet have what exactly they desire and be green too. The accessories brand make products – including tote bags, rucksacks, wallets, notebooks and coin purses – from recycled leather. Paperthinks’ recycled leather is made from the off cuts, trimmings and shavings from … Continue reading Paperthinks: Accessories for those who love leather and want to be green too

Dell launch jewellery line made from gold recovered from recycled motherboards

Computer company Dell has put its hands to jewellery making with the Circular Collection, featuring statement jewellery pieces made from gold recovered from recycled motherboards. Launched in collaboration with actress and sustainability advocate, Nikki Reed, the limited-edition line of 14 and 18 carat earrings, rings, bracelets, and cufflinks aims to raise awareness of waste from the technology industry. The Circular Collection’s name and the shape of the jewelry … Continue reading Dell launch jewellery line made from gold recovered from recycled motherboards