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FOCUS: Pause for Thought
by Hannah of Surf Jewels
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In today’s world of mass Products made in the UK have less and SAS and raw materials from
manufactured cheap goods that far to travel and therefore a smaller Greenfibres. Jewellery made from
literally cost the earth, we could all carbon footprint. Things made by reused materials is available from
end up wearing the same thing but hand use skills and crafts that do not designers such as Hairy Growler and
there are people out there looking use large machinery in big factories My Space Fruit.
for something different and that’s and are generally made to a higher
where handmade crafts come in. We standard. There are also many Hairy Growler makes items of
want something unique that no one makers out there making things jewellery from reused materials such
else has, something made with a bit from recycled and ethical materials. as silver spoons and old coins and
of care and love, something local turns them into beautiful works of
perhaps and something with some I, like many artists, make my art. All of his items are made by hand
ethics behind it. collection from recycled, reused and in the UK with piercing saws and
ethical materials. I use organic hemp, hand tools and what he produces
Our everyday lives already impact recycle old plastics and wood and are delicate and intricate pieces of
the environment and the world find things on beach combing trips, jewellery that gain a great deal from
around us in so many ways and there all of which has little effect on the the items they once were.
are many of us out there that want environment.
to change this. A change that we Many of Hairy Growler’s pendants
can all make is to just stop and think. When we are looking to buy we clearly show that they started life
Think about what we are buying and should keep in mind that there are as silver spoons found in charity
where it comes from, whether it is a eco-friendly options available to us. shops. Each item goes through a
finished product or the materials we Clothes made with organic fabrics are long process, starting as an image
need to make our crafts. available from places like Gossipium drawn on to the material that is to
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