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Get to know the sustainable brands featured on The Slow Living Guide

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Meet Carla From Naked Clay Ceramics

Carla is a ceramicist and creates her signature simple, minimalist style porcelain and stoneware pieces from her studio in Bedford. After a career in Environmental services, she went back to University to get her Art degree and started her business Naked Clay Ceramics.

two hands holding 3 minimalist style ceramic mugs
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Meet Ness from Runaround Retro

Ness runs her brands Runaround Retro and Vanessa Rose Accessories from her rural farm in the Somerset countryside. Her vintage children’s and women’s accessories are inspired by the 1960’s, a period that depicts a great sense of family values and the simpler things in life to her.

vintage accessories by runaround retro
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Meet Jo from Craftpod

Jo is the founder of Craftpod, a seasonal creative subscription box, inspired by nature. Each box is filled with stitching and other crafting projects, designed to celebrate the joys of that season. We asked Jo about...

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Meet Anja from Great Glen Charcuterie

Anja and her husband are the founders of Great Glen Charcuterie which they run from their beautiful home in the Scottish Highlands. They produce a range of charcuterie from locally sourced wild venison and sell their products through farm...

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Meet Annie from Annie Brougham Paper

Annie is an illustrator, designer and stationery producer based in Pembrokeshire in South West Wales. She specialises in botanical style logos and illustration, drawing inspiration from the wildlife she spots on her walks. Her beautiful...

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Meet Belinda from Pothies

Pothies are hand-crocheted slippers and boots, made from a combination of chunky wool, and synthetic fibres. They are crafted from a pattern handed-down through generations, and have been keeping toes toasty for over...

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Meet Jane from Snapdragon Life

Jane is the owner of Snapdragon Life, a part shop, part membership community that encourages people to find joy in the small things in life, and to bring the seasons into their daily lives. She is a writer, artist and cut-flower gardener...

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Meet Becky from Hazel & Blue

Becky is the owner of Hazel & Blue which makes beautiful sustainable products, inspired by nature, self-care and wellbeing. The range includes scented soy candles, DIY candle-making kits, and reed diffusers. Becky also runs...