Creativity comes in many forms and one of these is upcycling. Founder of The Upcycled Trading Co. Claire shares how her background in interior design merged with her passion for sustainability to create a company that aims to achieve sustainability with style. The company teaches people how to transform old, worn furniture into beautiful upscaled pieces; you can also buy furniture and accessories to compliment your home. Claire shares what a typical day for her looks like, how she looks after her well-being and offers some tips on how to start your upcycling journey.
We spoke to Alexia and Claudia, Founders of Print Sisters about their journey within print and textiles and what they like most about vintage artworks. Print Sisters are passionate about supporting ethical brands and giving back to the planet; using 100% recycled and sustainable papers whilst contributing to the restoration of environments, biodiversity and communities. Read about their their creative process and journey so far.
Holly Bantleman launched Wild and Wave to create eco-conscious, affordable and beautiful pieces of art that spark conversations and drive action to protect our wild, in the hope of re-wilding the world. Holly shares how her love for marine life has fuelled her mission to protect beautiful animals that face extinction and how the brand intends to improve representation and diversity of marginalised groups in the art and conservation space. Find out how we can reduce our human footprint further with simple, small changes and how artists can practise art more sustainably.
Amy Jackson is a Conceptual Artist and a Responsible Investment Specialist who focuses on three distinct areas: social inclusion, elitism and environmental responsibility. Amy blends concepts and philosophical ideas to create immersive experiences that ask people to stop, think and question. Her recent virtual Solo Exhibition #IRL explores themes such as mental health and our need for routine and ritual, and the existential doubt that has arisen from our relationship with the online world. Amy also shares her creative process with us and her visions within art.