The New DIY: Repair Cafés

Repair Cafés and Hackerspaces are two examples of new places & spaces that are emerging from a wave of grassroots organisations where people come together in ‘community workshops’ to experiment with, modify, make and fix products

Time to Get Tough on Plastic

Despite tradition, January is a difficult time to turn over a new leaf. However, a glance at our post-festive rubbish combined with insights from new scientific research on plastic waste could provide pointers as to where to make some changes

The Gentleman Surfer

‘For us, sustainability seems too general a term. We want to focus the entire product life into a perpetual 360 degree process,’ says Riz Smith, founder and creative mind behind Riz Board Shorts. He talks to Sublime about the gentleman surfer and responsible fashion

Splinter City

Made entirely of scrap wood, The City Series is a collection of wood sculptures that represent a woodworker's journey from the suburbs to the city. Sublime talks to designer James McNabb about the art of making something out of nothing

Trash to Treasure

With U.S citizens throwing away 13 million tons of textiles annually, one has to wonder, where do all those garments go? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only a meager 15 percent is recovered for reuse and recycling with the rest occupying landfill space. But as they say, what’s one man’s trash is another man’s treasure ... 

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