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Behind the scenes of a leathercraft business

Traditional tools and techniques. We like to do things the old-fashioned way at Colville Leather. And we’d like to take you behind the scenes of this leathercraft business to show you some of the tools and methods we use to hand-craft leather accessories.  Based in Totnes, in a rustic workshop built by Toby’s Sheds, Matt Nesbitt uses his leathercraft skills to make beautiful wallets, bags, belts and other accessories. Matt takes great pride in honouring the ancient craft of leather making. So you won’t find any machines in his workshop.  Faithful to tradition Remaining faithful to tradition is something of a duty when it comes to the conversation about sustainability in the fashion industry. ‘Reintroducing people to the longevity and...

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5 Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

And so, the festive season is over for another year! Across the nation, decorations are hibernating in attics once again. Christmas jumpers are tucked away out of sight until next December. Mince pies have been replaced with Easter eggs on supermarket shelves. For many of us, January is a time for reflecting on the past year and setting ourselves new goals for the next 12 months. Last year, leading climate scientists warned of a “climate change catastrophe” if we don’t make some big changes in society. The changes required may be huge, but even the smallest individual efforts are useful in the fight for a sustainable future. There are some subtle changes that we can all adopt into our daily...

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