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Interview: What Daisy Did – Conscious Upcycled Bags

Founded in 2013 by Daisy and Ozric, What Daisy Did creates timeless bags, wallets and purses that not only are sustainable but create work opportunities for the UK’s homeless. We had the opportunity to chat to Daisy, finding out more about how What Daisy Did started up, how they stay sustainable and what the future holds.   A post shared by What Daisy Did (@whatdaisydidnext) on May 4, 2017 at 3:38am PDT RC: You started up What Daisy Did after working in various sustainability focused projects and travelling in India. Were there any particular experiences or stand out moments that…

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Interview: Kelly Dawn Riot – Artist & Designer
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Sewmance Festival – Interview with Stacie Madden
June 2, 2017
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Interview: Kelly Dawn Riot – Artist & Designer

We had the opportunity to chat with Kelly Dawn Riot, a designer who’s reviving our outlook on the beauty of nature through her artistic prints. We covered the ethical nature of her brand and how she sees the future of ethical fashion, as well as her opinions on her icons, from Alfred Hitchcock to Marilyn Manson.   Revival Collective: How did KellyDawn Riot come about? Kelly: I had finished my MA at The Glasgow School of Art and had no idea what to do when I won the New Talent Award with Scotland Redesigned sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland, which…

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Interview: Emily of Zola Amour

We had a chat with Emily Evans who started up sustainable fashion brand Zola Amour in 2016. Covering her views on the issue of ‘greenwashing’, her must-watch environmental documentaries and the reasons behind why she started her brand, this interview gives a real behind the scenes insight into the mind of an inspirational new gen designer!   A post shared by Emily Evans (@emily_mary_loves) on Jun 10, 2017 at 1:53am PDT RC: You talk about how your trip to China opened your eyes to the effects of mass production and consumerism. Do you think a lot of people are shielded…

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Interview: What Daisy Did – Conscious Upcycled Bags
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October 22, 2017
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Sewmance Festival – Interview with Stacie Madden
June 2, 2017
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Sewmance Festival – Interview with Stacie Madden

Tell Us a Bit About SEWMANCE Festival SEWMANCE Festival is a small, independent, community sewing festival in Brighton that believes in the power of community and connection through craft. SEWMANCE aims to offer you a safe space to be with your sewing tribe, enjoy our #sewmancemarketplace, learn something new in one of our workshops, and be inspired by our #sewingstories. We want to encourage sewists to get off their phones and meet up in real life! What Inspired You to Create SEWMANCE Festival? SEWMANCE was created after I went to a large corporate craft fair in London, and I left…

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Sussex EcoFest | Interviews & Event Recap

Brighton’s Open Market was host to today’s Sussex EcoFest, an event that aims to raise awareness of sustainability through celebrating some fantastic local, sustainable brands – all while raising money for charity. Revival Collective had a chance to interview one of the organisers, as well as a few of the ethical stall holders. Alice – EcoFest Organiser Revival Collective: Can you tell me a bit more about yourself and the other organisers, you’re all Brighton students? Alice: Yes, so there’s four of us: myself, Alice, then you’ve got Mavis, Grace and Annie-Marie. We’re University of Brighton students doing a hospitality…

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Interview | Katie Yarde – 6 Item Challenge

Kate Yarde completed the six item challenge recently, an impressive feat for an amazing cause, and we asked her to share her experiences with us! What is the six item challenge and what is the campaign for? The six item challenge is a fashion fast for Lent; you choose six items of clothing and pledge to wear only those items for six weeks. You have unlimited access to underwear, accessories and footwear.  Labour Behind the Label are a charity who seek to empower garment workers across the world. They campaign in different ways, such as lobbying companies and helping workers…

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Interview: Lauren Alyssa of Lauren Alyssa Design

We at Revival Collective are excited to introduce you to an up and coming designer, who seeks to be a part of the sustainable fashion movement, believing that it should be an outlet for social change and action. Lauren Alyssa Woodward Lauren is a young Canadian designer and founder of her own clothing brand, Lauren Alyssa Design. She currently attends Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she is continuing her work in sustainable fashion. Continue reading to find out what drives Lauren’s work, her plans for the future, and thoughts on sustainable fashion from the inside. How…

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Interview: Jo Godden – Founder of Ruby Moon

We spoke to Jo Godden, founder of RubyMoon. RubyMoon is an ethical and sustainable swimwear brand and social enterprise, that offers sophisticated, well made swimwear, with a conscience. As well as being durable, all their swimwear is made from recycled fishing nets and   100% of the net profits generated by RubyMoon are lent out as small loans, to empower women entrepreneurs in eleven nations.   What’s the story behind the name ‘Ruby Moon’? The ‘Ruby’ part of Ruby Moon was named after my Grandma, who was a really important influence in my life, who was a very creative person….

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Interview: Cruelty-Free Makeup Artist Alexandra Sas

‘Do some solid research before you decide to go into a career in make-up’: Meet cruelty-free MUA Alexandra Sas   Alexandra is a 26-year-old, cruelty-free MUA based in Brighton. We met up at an independent coffee shop in Brighton and had a chat about her career.   Could you tell us a bit about yourself? I am originally from Romania and came to England 7 years ago to study Media Design. However, after graduating from the university I decided that this is not the right career for me, so I went on a make-up course. When did you first discover…

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Dr Noki – Interview with an Artist & Anti-Fast Fashion Activist

We spoke to  JJ Hudson, otherwise known as DR NOKI, a renowned artist, upcycler and activist based in Brighton who became widely recognised in the mid-1990s. He reached acclaim as a result of his ongoing war against fast fashion, and fought through the subversion and customisation of discarded materials and garments by mainstream brands. Sick to death the fast fashion brand establishment and want to fight-back in a sustainable way? Then here’s your guy. Tell us a bit about yourself I grew up in Scotland and went to Edinburgh art college where I studied fashion design from 1989-1993. Then I…

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