Recently I have been designing for a fabulous team of interior designers in London called One Eco Home. Their business is not only immensely creative but also ethical. I’ve been impressed and at times weary with their rigorous checks to make sure that all materials used in any design meet their high environmental standards. This has lead me to investigate the carbon footprint and chemical make up of all fabrics that I use and some more that I don’t but plan to in the future. Fortunately felt and pure wool melton has the ethical upper hand anyway in that it meets fire retardant standards without the use of any additional chemicals, also, it turns out that the dyes used are low in toxicity. Wey hey!

One Eco Home used two butterfly strip cushions in their latest show home interior. Here you can see them in context.

Our next project together will be for a show home in Cornwall, part of a new Green development.

Very exiting and I’ll keep you posted

Best wishes

Sarah

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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

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