In this guide we cover different kinds of sharpening tools, as well as top tips for keeping your knives in great condition for longer - so that your blades can last for life.
Imagine if all the furniture in your home sparked joy every time you look at it, didn't cost you a small fortune to own, and helped save the planet. This is the vision Antonia Edwards saw when she launched Upcyclist in 2011. We spoke with Antonia about the environmental benefits of upcycling and her best tips for sourcing genuine upcycled goods and how to get started as a beginner!
This article is all about jewelry. Whilst fine jewelry can be a wonderful investment to pass down to your grandchildren, it will only make it that far if you take basic steps to care and maintain it in the meantime. Below is a roundup of some basic ways to care for fine jewelry, from cleaning and storing to avoiding loss (because nobody wants to have to break it to grandma that you lost her mother’s necklace.)
8.5 million tons of furniture are thrown away each year in the United States. In 2017, spending on home and furniture was up by 4.1 percent, representing sales of around $111 billion, money that will one day simply be thrown into landfill. By investing in alterations or reupholstery, our current furniture can be made to better meet our needs with minimal environmental impact.
If you’ve already jumped on the iron pan train, then this article is for you. I’m going to lay down how to care for iron pans and how to avoid some common problems. And if you’ve been thinking about purchasing an iron pan, but still have some reservations, we’re going to address those as well. I firmly believe that a good iron pan is an essential kitchen kit investment that will last your (and likely your whole family’s) entire life.
Whether you’ve received your wooden cutting board as a gift or treated yourself, you want to take the necessary steps to protect your investment. Here are our best tips for protecting and caring for wooden cutting boards.
A pair of sharp pruners or shears is an essential tool in any gardener's arsenal whether you're a professional or a do-it-yourselfer. Not only can rubbish, dull blades result in a multitude of injuries, but they're often also quickly disposed of and end up in the landfill. To make sure you're buying the correct shears and caring for them right, we've asked Henrietta and Bridget of The Land Gardeners to let us in on their secrets.
Can keeping our clothes for longer and fixing busted zips help reduce our impact on the planet? It’s certainly a stitch towards it.
For almost a century, companies have been designing products to fail, so they can sell the same thing to you again next year. It’s called planned obsolescence. In August 2015, France became the first country in the world to define and outlaw the practice. To get the full story and find out what’s going to happen next, we spoke to the people fighting planned obsolescence on the front line.
Despite our constant lament of having “nothing to wear”, most of us are forever fighting a losing battle with our cluttered wardrobes. Fear not! Winning back your wardrobe is easier than you might think, but it will require a regular review of your items to avoid future seasonal sale bargains and new holiday outfits sneaking back in. Here are our top tips.
Your clothes hate stains as much as you do! To make sure they don’t have time to set in and permanently damage the fabric, here are some easy ways to remove stains naturally and effectively.
Dr Martens have decided to scrap their lifetime guaranteed “For Life” range of boots and shoes with immediate effect. The decision to cancel the range was made without warning and without reason. We have contacted Dr. Martens for information, they have declined to comment.