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Beautiful things Wellbeing 18/12/2018

How to make a knot wrap – Japanese Furoshiki wrap

This year, give yourself a break from fighting with sellotape and paper that won’t cut or fold evenly. Instead, make an eco friendly, beautiful, simple and quick Furoshiki wrap. A beautiful wrap can be a gift in itself.

Eco gift wrapping is finally starting to get some respect, no least with the Japanese furoshiki knot wrap. This year, give yourself a break from fighting with sellotape and paper that won’t cut or fold evenly. Instead, make an eco-friendly, beautiful, simple and quick Furoshiki wrap. A beautiful wrap can be a gift in itself. And with this soothing craft, it might just take some…

Beautiful things 05/12/2018

Christmas wish list – homewares for each personality

Cooking apron combining Scandinavian shapes and colours with Eastern European folklore. Inspired by retro Christmas tree baubles. Available in two colours. This is the "Bright" design. 60cm X 80cm.

Instead of trawling online and around shops for whatever comes up, how about making a Christmas wish list for yourself or others based on the person’s personality? At Chalk & Moss, the common theme among all our homewares and accessories is that they are sustainable, ethical and have a strong connection to nature for our wellbeing. Within this theme, lie the different personalities. Of course,…

Beautiful things Wellbeing 21/11/2018

Shop small on Green Friday – Indie Friday – Small Business Saturday

In the midst of hysteria around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are some great initiatives out there the likes of Small Business Saturday – initiatives that highlight and support independent retailers and makers.   Us small shops feel the pressure, but simply can’t compete with retail giants when it comes to flash sales on the biggest retail weekend of the year. Bargain basement pricing…

Beautiful things 26/09/2018

Best Nature Connected Homeware Design at Top Drawer

Nature connected design at Top Drawer, curated by Chalk & Moss.

Nature connected homeware design, to me, means a return to simplicity. Raw, honest and long-lasting materials in natural colours and textures. There can be a botanical element, but this is by no means not a necessity. Better yet, a nature connected space would have real, breathing, air purifying, mood lifting plants. These are the principles of Biophilic design where Biophilia refers to our love of life…

Beautiful things 05/09/2018

Acne x Fjällräven: Fashion Makeover for Fjällräven Kånken & More

The Acne x Fjallraven collaboration, launching 6 September 2018, sees a revamp of the iconic Fjallraven Kanken backpack with three new editions. The collection also includes creative updates to the Expedition Down Jack, technical trousers and more.

For the first time, the iconic Fjällräven Kånken backback is revamped by a fashion company, Acne Studios, in a partnership that brings urbanites closer to nature. From two of Sweden’s most iconic brands comes an exciting collaboration that combines fashion and function at its best, and celebrates Sweden’s culture. With deep respect, fashion trend setters Acne Studios approached outdoor clothing specialists Fjällräven who, honoured and curious, accepted the…

Beautiful things Wellbeing 12/07/2018

How’s Plastic Free July Going? Your Tips & Product Guide is Here

Homeware products for Plastic Free July, with great alternatives to plastic bags, packaging and household cloths.

Plastic Free July is already well under way! This initiative, aiming to encourage the reduced use of plastics, started in Australia in 2011 and has now spread across 150 countries. Here are some tips about how to avoid plastics, plus a guide to some super stylish and ethical products that replace plastic everyday and long term. Click on the links and images below to see the products in the Chalk &…

Beautiful things 20/06/2018

Just a Card week – Your support means the world

We’re half way through Just a Card week. In case you’ve missed it, #justacard is a campaign to encourage people to support and buy from independent artists, designers, makers and retailers. The initiative is backed by Sarah Hamilton, founder of craft magazine Molly Makes, as a result of her hearing of a gallery that could have remained open if only everyone who complimented their work…

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