The Good List: Quazi Design

rolling paper beads quazi design

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of sharing coffee with Doron Shaltiel, the creative force behind innovative African jewellery brand, Quazi Design. You may not guess to look at these beautiful pieces, but each and every one is made from recycled paper in Swaziland. Not only is it eco-friendly, it’s fair trade too…. 

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The Good List: FairMail Cards

FairMail cards

I’m sure we’ve all done it. Travelled to a country poorer than our own and taken photos of local people in a bid to capture the ‘real’ spirit of the place. But did you ever think to hand your camera over to your subject? Give them the opportunity to show their country through their own eyes?… 

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The Good List: Rubies in the Rubble chutney

Decorator's Notebook The Good List - Rubies in the Rubble

Welcome back to The Good List, our guide to brilliant businesses making a difference to people and the planet. Today I’ve been chatting to the lovely Jenny Dawson about her company, Rubies in the Rubble. Two years ago, she made a dramatic career change, leaving behind her lucrative job in a hedgefund to make posh… 

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The Good List: Elephant Branded cement sack bags

James Munro Boon of Elephant Branded chats to Decorator's Notebook

Decorator’s Notebook blog will be three years old next Thursday, so I’ve been in a bit of a ponderous mood this weekend. A lot has changed since I sat down and wrote my first post, but perhaps the biggest thing has been my attitude to what good design means to me. I’ve become a lot… 

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