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FUROSHIKI

December

The Slowpoke: FUROSHIKI Within Japanese culture, both modern and ancient, so many pockets of goodness can be found when it comes to slow and sustainable living. One such example is furoshiki – a term given to a square ‘wrapping cloth’, traditionally used to package and transport gifts. Though modern times have seen its use dwindle, the country’s Environment Ministry is urging for its reuse in the battle against plastic bags. Meanwhile here, the concept and cloth is also the perfect antidote
FUROSHIKI
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THE GRAY GIRLS

November

The Slowpoke: THE GRAY GIRLS Two style posts within the week! (Sorry if they’re not your thing, but hey, we all have to get dressed in the morning right?) There’s something in the water within the world of sustainable clothing, with more ethical options than ever. One we’re a little excited about this week is the launch on Wednesday of The Gray Girls, for their carefully curated lot of vintage threads. While we love ourselves a wardrobe kitted out with basics, a hearty
THE GRAY GIRLS
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INTERVIEW: HANDKRAFTED

October

The Slowpoke: HANDKRAFTED There’s something very special about having a piece of furniture in your home that you know someone has made carefully, lovingly and masterfully with their own hands. The culmination of hours of effort and years of skill. Fred Kimel thinks so too (and no doubt has a home filled with said special items), which is why he recently started Handkrafted¬†– a site that puts us in touch with local furniture makers. Filled with ready-made and custom timber pieces
INTERVIEW: HANDKRAFTED
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