Wool is one of the most sustainable fabrics on the planet, and when combined with fashion it makes a bold statement visually and ethically. With pure and ethical Merino wool and Lambswool as her canvas, Szilvia is the creative mind behind Knitluxe Studio, a British design studio, where sophisticated yet playful winter [...]
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Having founded Green People over 25 years ago, its founder, Charlotte continues to set a high bar in the pursuit of creating an authentically organic lifestyle without compromising on the environment or ethics. With a background in nursing, chemistry and pharmacology, along with phytotherapy (complementary medicine using plants and herbs), Charlotte [...]
Inspired by the natural world, recycling and craftsmanship, Athene’s jewellery designs are as beautiful as they are sustainable. Born into a family of craftsmen and women, Athene’s grandfather was a tailor on Berwick Street in London, and her mother a talented seamstress, Athene inherited their creativity making and selling dresses as a teenager, [...]
Celebrating ‘quiet luxury with beautifully designed, sustainable fabric for interiors’ is a motto that resonates across all that Juliette creates at her design studio. Inspired from a childhood filled with artistic creativity, to finding solace in art later in life due to challenging times, design and craft have always been a [...]
To mark 'Sustainable September', we visited Derwent House in Witney, Oxfordshire, an interiors store that brings together handcrafted furniture and homewares under one roof, all made in Britain by small businesses and individual designer-makers. Their commitment to supporting sustainable living is evident. Ali Griffiths, from Derwent House says, 'We know that when it comes [...]
English and Welsh sparkling wines have been on wine bar and restaurant menusfor some time now, led by the classic Champagne trio of Chardonnay,Pinot Noir and Meunier. If we travel into the not-so-distant future, we predict local wine lists will feature more international and warm-weather-loving wines from grapes such as Merlot, Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc, [...]
When the stars and vines align, magic is created. With luxury vineyard accommodation, a Michelin-starred restaurant, all surrounded by lakes and gardens, Leonardslee House in West Sussex is a truly magical escape all year round. Words by Bronwen Batey I love dragonflies. Dragonflies are nature’s barometer of a pure, untainted environment, [...]
Discover a dining experience in West Sussex amongst the vines that is as deliciously natural as it is palate-tingling fun. A new vineyard experience We love matching wine with food and now one of our favourite vineyards in West Sussex has taken this experience to another level with the launch of their Vineyard Kitchen. [...]
Going from vine to champagne flute requires many years and many hands. As you sip your favourite bubbles from the world’s most famous wine region, its journey is filled with history, tradition and incredible skill. Yet, with sustainability a hot topic on today’s agenda, do you know how natural those bubbles really are? [...]
Autumn arrives, and with it a glut of delicious produce from orchard, the allotment and the kitchen garden that needs using up. We have three simple seasonal recipes for you to try from Sarah Raven’s fabulous book, Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook, a kitchen classic which puts vegetables, herbs and fruit at the centre of every [...]