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In THE HEART & SOLE
ISSUESven Segal, founder of Po-Zu, tells PK how we can help to save the environment if we 'Pause for Thought'.Hetty Rose brings us exquisite handstitched shoes, each with a story.Sally Cooper, talks exclusively to PK how Narcist was born out of a lifelong love.Simple Shoes - Simply, a nice little shoe company.Trip the Light Fantastic - with beautiful June reductions from Beyond Skin, Don't Sweat It with new sneakers in 15 colourways from No Sweat, exquisite vegetable-tanned leather artisan footwear brought to us by Last Shoe Boutique and Italian microfibre faux leather Vegan summer shoes from Charmoné.HOT AND NEW - Piccalilly's beautiful range of Fair Trade and Organic Cotton clothing for little ones. Unique clothing by Emmeline 4 Re created from reclaimed, vintage materials. Made Jewellery's new summer collection is truly stunning. The Dirty Harry Bag is Back!Win a pair of Daisy Dumpling, bamboo and wool, Booties.News Focus, what's hitting the headlines in the International Press ANDWalk the Talk, what to see and do until the next issue of PK.
We hope you really enjoy Pecha Kucha. Have a great weekend.
Rachel, The Natural Store x
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
The simplest thing, a passion, a dream, a supposedly 'small offering'. Po-Zu, the ultimate ecological shoe, that takes us a step closer towards fixing the environmental mess we're in.
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HANDMADE SHOES WITH STORIES
The Hetty Rose label makes shoes. But not just shoes
, these are unique shoes
...made-to-order from the most exquisite antique fabrics, relics from a disappearing world.
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WHAT'S NEW AND HOT at The Natural Store
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Piccalilly's range of Fair Trade and Organic Cotton Clothing and Fun Textiles for Little Ones are simply wonderful.
From £4.99 to £14.99
Emmeline 4 Re makes unique and exquisite clothing from reclaimed, vintage materials. Neck Tie Blouses, Fitted Shirts with Removeable Belts and Box Pleat Skirts. From £60 to £70
Made's New Summer Collection is truly stunning, great prices and Fair Trade - what more can a girl ask for!
£10 to £49
The Dirty Harry Vegan Bag by Matt & Nat is back with avengence - in Earth or Black - a greet weekender bag for men. £95
NARCIST - LOVED BY ALL THAT ENTER
Born out of a lifelong love and need for all things beautiful, exclusive and individual. Sally Cooper, founder of Narcist, talks exclusively to PK about striving to work with brands that are not only producing desirable, stylish products but also share her passion and awareness for using sustainable resources and employ non expolitive, ethical production values. Click here to read
SIMPLY, A NICE LITTLE SHOE COMPANY
Last year Simple Shoes celebrated their 15th birthday as a shoe-making entity. They told PK 'It's been fun, it’s been frustrating, it’s been footwear.' Click here to read
WALK THE TALK - What to see and do
Gina Conway Charity Fashion Show
7pm, 21st June
Westbourne Grove Church
TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC -Other Shoe News
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Beautiful reductions for some of Beyond Skin's Beautiful Shoes - for the month of June - just before the new Summer Collection arrives at The Natural Store
Don't Sweat It
'No Sweat' Fair Trade Sneakers, with over 15 colourways in both Low Top and High Top.
Indulge in Charmonés' Butterfly and Herb's current collection - arriving this week! Made from the finest Italian microfibre faux leather and fabric - these vegan shoes have removable adornments complimenting outfits from office to casual.
Last Shoe Boutique bring us exquisite shoes made from vegetable tanned leather - Cydwoq US, Rosa Mosa Vienna, Nathalie Verlinden, and Fiorentini & Baker - all arriving this week at The Natural Store.
NEWS FOCUS - What's being talked about in the Press around the Globe
Swap 'Till You Drop.
It brings together ethical shopping, bargain hunting and social networking - and it's the hottest fashion trend. Jess Cartner-Morley on the joys of swapping for The Guardian. Click here for article.
Why Is A Green Home Hard To Find?
Buyers queue up for them but planners won't give eco homes the green light, says Sarah Lonsdale for The Telegraph. Click here for article.
Groovy Eco Trip.
Bloomy says NY city cab fleet to be enviro-friendly by 2012. Click here for article.
Green Roofs Could Help Environment.
Roofs covered in grass or other plants could be the answer to many of Australia's environmental problems, federal MPs have heard. Click here for article.
Ten Sexy Eco Breaks.
Private eco-islands, eco-country houses, eco-spas, eco-golf; Susan d’Arcy for The Times shows how ‘eco’ can be gorgeous too. Click here for article.
The Green House Effect: Eco-Houses Get Closer.
The home of the future will be kind to the environment. This week ministers laid the foundations reports Michael McCarthy for The Independent.
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Win a pair of Daisy Dumpling Booties
To be in for a chance to win a pair of these beautiful light green Bamboo and Wool Booties with cream flower motifs for babies up to 3 months, simply tell us - from the article below - what type of yarn will Daisy Dumpling be including in their collection shortly. Then click on the 'Submit Answer' button. We will contact the winner and their name will also be listed in the next issue of Pecha Kucha.
Click here to read the article by Daisy Dumpling's founder, Maggie Gibbs