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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Ethical fashion picks for a feel-good autumn

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There’s something about autumn that makes me want to invest in new clothes. I actually don’t enjoy hot weather too much, so I get a lot more excited about the idea of thick tights, warm boots and woolly jumpers when autumn arrives than I do in other seasons. In my pledge to shop more sustainably,… 

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Join the #notebookpledge and we’ll to give a school notebook to a child in need

Decorator's Notebook donates a school notebook to a child in need for every new subscriber. Join the #notebookpledge

We can’t believe the Decorator’s Notebook Shop is approaching its first birthday! We wanted to find a meaningful way to mark the occasion and hope you will love this idea. The Notebook Pledge is our way to give some very special presents to amazing kids, and give some very special discounts to our followers. For… 

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How you style our stuff!

Photograph by Lou Archell Little Green Shed

Every time we wrap up a parcel we love to imagine our accessories in their new homes. When you share the finished results with us it makes our day! These lovely styling ideas were posted by customers on Instagram recently – each one will lead you to the inspiring feed of a very talented lady,… 

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A beautiful film about ancient craftsmanship in the Rainforests of Borneo

Sunset Over Selungo

When Bethan and I opened the Decorator’s Notebook shop, we didn’t know whether we’d be able to sell truly unique, handmade products online. Would people need to see them with their own eyes and touch them with their own hands to really appreciate their craftsmanship, beauty and value? Over the last six months, we’ve been… 

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Bohemian bedrooms styled five ways

Bohemian bedroom ideas Decorator's Notebook blog

Do you think bohemian is still a negative way to describe a room? I wasn’t quite sure how to title this post, as this look has come such a long way from the hippyish swathes of fabric and wafts of incense the word might bring to mind. To me, new bohemian style is a perfect… 

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How to dip dye curtains

dip dye curtains how to guide DIY

A couple of weekends ago we decided to make the most of this spell of sunny weather and have a day of crafting and DIY in our new little garden. Since we moved in, I’d set myself the task of bringing a splash of colour into our room by dip dying the plain white cotton… 

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The Sunday Times loves our kantha quilts!

Kantha quilts from Decorator's Notebook in The Sunday Times

Seeing our gorgeous kantha quilts in The Sunday Times yesterday put a huge smile on Bethan’s face. We have just six special quilts left made by Rina, Jahanara, Moni, Joli and Mukta. Buy one and put a big smile on their faces too! These brave women have all overcome shocking experiences to train with our… 

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