Welcome the our Pocket Book for this week, September 6th, full of little bits of info to keep you amused over the weekend.

 

 

  • Zero Waste Week

This week has been Zero Waste Week.

In the UK, each person throws away five times their own body weight in waste per year often to landfill or to be incinerated.

Now more waste is reused, recycled or composted, but there is still a lot more to be done. Read HERE for tips on how we can all help reduce waste.

 

  • Slow Fashion

 

Making things last as long as possible is part of Folk’s approach to fashion. Read The Guardian article about their ethos on fashion HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Book

 

Photographer Gregg Segal travelled the world to document the food children eat in a week. Tracking traditional regional diets, he found that the healthiest diets were often eaten by the least well off. Daily Bread: What Kids Around the World Eat is published by powerHouse Books.

 

 

 

  • Inspirational Women

 

At the end of last year Tate Modern held a retrospective of Anni Albers the acclaimed textile designer and artist.

The BBC feature on Anni Albers : A Life In Thread, is one of six programmes celebrating the centenary of the Bauhaus School of Design. It tells how Walter Gropius’s decision to relegate Anni Albers to the weaving class of the Bauhaus created the greatest textiles artist the world has ever known.

The Stitch Society

We hope you have enjoyed our Pocket Book for September 6th. Please let us know if there is anything you would like included or if you would like to be featured as part of our “As Worn By …” feature.

Have a great weekend.

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