Slow fashion: The beauty of charity shopping

Slow fashion, charity shopping

Illustration by Emma Block. Download more of Emma’s work here.   Who needs new? Fast fashion is dead and slow fashion is in. Olivia Gordon discovers how to access constantly changing, original materials and tools for bargain prices at second-hand stores. It’s cheaper, more sustainable and will get you some truly unique pieces. Long live slow fashion!… Continue reading

DIY sustainable lunch bag pattern

Inspired by the sustainable lunch boxes we’ve been seeing in the supermarkets, we decided it was time to make our own! We brought in the experts, Laura and Tia from Little Button Diaries, to bring you this DIY lunch box pattern. These colourful lunch bags are made from wipe-clean vinyl and they’re hard-wearing too. Sustainability never looked so good. … Continue reading

New paper envelopes for Mollie subscribers!

Mollie Makes issue 115

Here at Mollie we’re always trying to do our bit for the planet. We’ve featured loads of eco tutorials, natural recipes and upcycling projects in the mag and on the blog, but we thought it’s time we do a bit more. After lots of trying, testing, researching and sourcing, we’re super happy to announce all subscriber… Continue reading

Mollie Makes meets The Sustainable Studio

Julia and Sarah at launch of The Sustainable Studio

Fashion upcyclers and creative co-working space owners Julia Harris and Sarah Valentin tell us how they built their creative business by embracing sustainability…

Create colourful napkins with natural dye

Create colourful napkins using natural dye

The fab Caroline South shows us how you can make your own DIY napkins. And the best part? They’re naturally dyed using a home-grown colour palette. Follow her basic guide, then experiment with different dye materials to create a set of inexpensive, eco-friendly linen. Check out our other blog posts in our eco series below and… Continue reading

The sustainable series: 7 environmentally friendly product swaps

Feature image taken from Botanical Inks extract in Mollie Makes issue 103.  Throughout our sustainable series, we’ll be focusing on all the little ways you can help the planet and become more eco-friendly. Today, we’ve gathered 7 environmentally friendly product swaps so you can reduce your plastic usage and live a little greener. Once you’ve… Continue reading

Meet the Maker: Suzi from Folkestone Harbour Yarn

Suzi from Folkstone Harbour Yarn

The scarf featured above is Suzi’s Folklore scarf – the pattern and kits are available from her Etsy store, Folkestone Harbour Yarn.  This month we’re focusing on sustainability in the crafting community, and asking what we can do to become more eco-friendly. So, while commissioning issue 103’s cover project, we looked into ethical yarn and found the lovely… Continue reading

Issue 103 out now! Buy yours today

mollie makes issue 103

Brace yourselves, issue 103 is here! For 2019 we made it one of our goals to become more environmentally aware. So this February we’ve dedicated issue 103 to the planet, packing it with projects which use sustainable materials, be it beautiful hand-dye yarns, or items you’ve already got at home. We’ve got loads of social… Continue reading