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Atelier Tammam

Originally published in SIX magazine issue 1 – INSTINCT

Bride-Conscious


Wonderfully fluid strong shapes and classic silhouettes, Atelier Tammam’s eco bridal couture collection is a thrill for a bride seeking a glamorous 1930s twist to her wedding dress.

Since its launch in 2007, the award-winning Atelier Tammam has taken the lead in the eco bridal fashion market, where it is highly respected for its innovation and, of course, sustainability practices.

Under the leadership of designer and founder Lucy Tammam the brand has successfully established fair trade, ethical and sustainable practices throughout its operations.

Tammam’s beautifully designed garments are inspired by 1930s glamour: envision vintage lace, luxurious peace silk and organic cotton, all expertly cut and sewn to accentuate the female form. Staples include cascading gowns in taffeta and subtly draped dresses complete with small trains – the perfect finishing touch.

It’s hard to come by a brand that favours both cutting-edge design and ethically conscious foundations, but Atelier Tammam does so with flair, showing brides the world over that there’s no need to compromise on style or ethics on their big day. 

www.tammam.co.uk

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Izzy Lane

Originally published in SIX magazine issue 1 – INSTINCT

SIX Loves… Izzy Lane

British-made ethical knitwear brand Izzy Lane works with one clear purpose in mind – to prevent the unnecessary slaughter of British wool sheep.

Whilst researching wool farming methods, founder Isobel Davies was devastated to find that 80% of the wool we used in the UK was imported from Australasia, with British farmers resorting to burning spare wool as the selling price did not always cover even the cost of shearing. 

Determined to re-work this poor economic model, Davies set up a ‘Sheep Sanctuary’ in the Yorkshire Dales, where unwanted sheep could be rescued and ethically kept to produce wool.

Her luxury knitwear is spun from the kemp-free wool of Shetland sheep, whose wool is left un-dyed to preserve the natural colours. The cashmere is made from the fibre of Scottish cashmere goats, also reared by Davies. 

At the heart of Izzy Lane’s brand philosophy is the belief in the importance of monitoring the whole garment manufacturing process; from how the sheep are cared for and the shearing of the wool, to the spinning, weaving and knitting.

Davies operates a network of hand-knitters who lovingly craft the luxury wool and cashmere collections in North Yorkshire. There’s a story behind everyone working for the brand, including several families who have been spinning and weaving for generations.

Today this award-winning luxury brand offers everything from slouchy cable knits and super soft beanies to dog accessories and knitting yarns.

Izzy Lane is the personification of country luxe with a twist: animal welfare is, and always will be, at its core. 

www.izzylane.com

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Alstermo Bruk

Originally published in SIX magazine issue 5– ADVENTURE

SIX Loves…
Alstermo Bruk


Written by Natasha Newing

The Swedish king of luxury handmade luggage.

Boasting one of the most stylish luggage and briefcase collections in the world is Alstermo Bruk, Sweden’s oldest manufacturer of classic quality suitcases and trunks. Established over two centuries ago in 1804, Alstermo Bruk is a heritage brand like no other. All their cases are handcrafted in Sweden, with an unrivalled attention to detail. 

Each trunk is exclusively numbered on a brass plate, wooden framed, lined with linen fabric and decorated with Italian organic leather trimmings which are first dyed with vegetable tanning agents. The cases are stackable and easy to manoeuvre, thanks to their patented lightweight AMO-Fibre® material and recycled paper which is formed into a fibreboard, making them as durable as they are elegant. 

www.alstermobruk.com 

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Pela Case

Originally published in SIX magazine issue 5– ADVENTURE

SIX Loves…
Pela Case


Written by Kate Stanbury

Pela is a revolutionary smartphone cover that you can plant after you’re done. 

From sunscreen and sunglasses to insect repellent and mosquito nets – when we take a break from work and jet off on a holiday, our suitcases are usually packed full of products that protect us from harm. But this level of care doesn’t always extend to the dependable devices that help us through our working lives. 

Thanks to Pela there’s an environmentally-friendly way to protect our smartphones. Made with plant matter rather than oil, Pela cases have the ecological upper hand over their competitors. Created from plants and flax straw fibres, the cases’ botanical origins mean they contain no bio-accumulative toxic chemicals and reduce our dependency on non-renewable resources. The natural flax fibres provide the strength and durability needed to protect our beloved best friends whilst providing farmers with a market for what’s usually a waste product. 

Though we rarely part with them for longer than a few minutes, our smartphones don’t generally stay with us in the long run. Once our contract is up, we exchange our trusty helper for a newer, better model, which means saying goodbye not only to our old phone, but to the case that fitted it too. Unlike most discarded cases, which spend the rest of their days lying in landfill, Pela cases are compostable, reducing the amount of waste that would usually come with upgrading our phones. Pela’s aim is to replace conventional plastic with an environmentally-friendly alternative, one product at a time, with proceeds from the sale of Pela cases going towards research into the development of other useful sustainable products. 

www.pelacase.com