Good Folk — artist

Katy from Make Waves Studio

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Katy from Make Waves Studio

This interview is with Katy from Make Waves Studio, a sustainable indie brand repurposing textiles to make vintage-style accessories and homewares. Based in Folkestone, Katy is also part of a:dress (read about it here).

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Leah Thorn from a:dress

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Leah Thorn from a:dress

This interview is with Leah Thorn from a:dress: a creative venture started in Folkestone to raise awareness of fast-fashion pitfalls, and to share the impact the industry has on the environment and on women globally. This week is the a:dress festival, which includes virtual talks, workshops and a town-wide exhibition of garments made for the project by local women.

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The Upcycled Trading Co

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The Upcycled Trading Co

This interview is with Claire from The Upcycled Trading Co, a new shop local to me in Folkestone. Claire upcycles furniture and has expanded her business this year to open a shop on the Old High Street. Alongside her furniture she sells paint and materials for your own projects, as well as a curated selection of some beautiful & sustainable products for your home.

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Nina Brabbins

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Nina Brabbins

This interview is with Nina Brabbins, whose colourful and fascinating work seeks to explore the environmental issue of plastic waste.

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Michelle from Smartie Lids On The Beach

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Michelle from Smartie Lids On The Beach

This interview is with Michelle from Smartie Lids On The Beach. Michelle collects sea plastic from Cornish beaches and turns it into unique pieces of art, which are available to buy online. I absolutely love her colour wheels. Here she tells us about her process and her work:

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