Creative Catchup (where did this year go??)

It’s autumn already and I’m not quite sure what happened to my summer. The last I remember it was #plasticfreejuly and then suddenly all manner of things occurred and in the flurry of keeping up with news and changes and fantastic opportunities, it’s suddenly autumn! We are eating windfall apple pie and lots of autumnal… Continue reading Creative Catchup (where did this year go??)

#plasticfreejuly – a slow dance or a waltz? (…get your bare toes out ‘cos it could be either!)

In 1935, Ginger Rogers put on her tap shoes, and stepped out onto a pristine white floor to dance her heart out in “Roberta”. A Pristine Plastic Floor. The post war era came and went and suddenly everything from floors and door handles to shoes and clothes were made of this new wonderful material that could… Continue reading #plasticfreejuly – a slow dance or a waltz? (…get your bare toes out ‘cos it could be either!)

Why I Don’t Believe in Mass Production. (And why if you like it, you should buy it, because I probably won’t make another…)

Mass production. The word summons images of hot, noisy factories, machines taking the humanity out of creation. Conveyor belts trundling along with row after row of identical, uncompromisingly perfect Things, ready to ship to shops to sell. Compare this to the deeply individual, human, soulful, creative process involved in holding the tools of your trade,… Continue reading Why I Don’t Believe in Mass Production. (And why if you like it, you should buy it, because I probably won’t make another…)

The Beeswax Wrap Revolution or How to Step Closer to Plastic Free Living

Every piece of plastic ever created, is still floating around on Planet Earth. In the bellies of endangered creatures, in the oceans, in us. That information, that knowledge, is still sinking in with me. It feels unbelievable that the plastic-makers know this, and still churn out plastic. And we know it, and still buy it.… Continue reading The Beeswax Wrap Revolution or How to Step Closer to Plastic Free Living

How I source my Fabric and Why I won’t Buy New

I remember the day that I chose the name for my business. I’d been playing around with words connected to what I wanted my business to be about. And then there it was.  The Phoenix Green Store. I had a truly settled feeling that with these words, strung together like an identity bracelet, I was perfectly… Continue reading How I source my Fabric and Why I won’t Buy New