How do you make a buy-for-life toaster?

How do you make a buy-for-life toaster?

We look into British engineering legends Dualit, who are bucking the trend of throwaway appliances.
How to make your socks last longer

How to make your socks last longer

Socks are one of those things we tend not to think about until something goes wrong. Holes in toes are irritating for an entire day, and losing a favoured sock can be a tragedy. Because socks are pretty cheap, we don’t tend to give their longevity a lot of thought. But how long are socks supposed to last? And is it ever possible to have a pair of socks for life?

How to season your new cast iron skillet

How to season your new cast iron skillet

Follow this guide for straightforward advice on how to season, wash and use your iron pan. You’ll be passing down the knowledge - and the pan! - to future generations.
How to maintain a razor-sharp knife

How to maintain a razor-sharp knife

In this guide we cover different kinds of sharpening tools, as well as top tips for keeping your knives in great condition for longer - so that your blades can last for life.
Sewing Basics: How to Hem Jeans

Sewing Basics: How to Hem Jeans

Knowing how to alter jeans also means you can tailor them to your body and not the other way around. Found the perfect pair that make your bum look incredible but they’re pooling around your ankles? No problem, just follow the instructions below and have your perfect pair of jeans in a jiffy.  
August 23, 2019
Sewing Basics: How to Fix a Zipper

Sewing Basics: How to Fix a Zipper

Taking the time to learn how to fix a zipper properly is a no brainer. Not only will it save you time, money and frustration in the long run, as well as keeping your clothes from unnecessarily heading to the landfill, it will make you feel like a superhuman in the process.
August 09, 2019
Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Button

Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Button

A 2017 survey done by the British Heart Foundation revealed that six in ten Brits are unable to sew confidently or at all. Out of those, 23% didn’t know how to properly sew on a button. Learning to sew a popped or loose button back onto your clothing is another simple task that will prove useful throughout life. Here are five easy steps to help you repair any loose buttons in a jiffy.
July 26, 2019
The Inspirationals: Antonia Edwards, Founder of Upcyclist

The Inspirationals: Antonia Edwards, Founder of Upcyclist

Imagine if all the furniture in your home sparked joy every time you look at it, didn't cost you a small fortune to own, and helped save the planet. This is the vision Antonia Edwards saw when she launched Upcyclist in 2011. We spoke with Antonia about the environmental benefits of upcycling and her best tips for sourcing genuine upcycled goods and how to get started as a beginner!
July 12, 2019
Care 101: Easy Tips For Keeping your Jewellery Heirloom

Care 101: Easy Tips For Keeping your Jewellery Heirloom

Whilst fine jewellery can be a wonderful investment to pass down to your grandchildren, it will only make it that far if you take basic steps to care and maintain it in the meantime. Below is a roundup of some basic ways to care for fine jewellery, from cleaning and storing to avoiding loss (because nobody wants to have to break it to grandma that you lost her mother’s necklace.)
February 18, 2019
Reupholstery: A Sustainable Solution for your Old Furniture

Reupholstery: A Sustainable Solution for your Old Furniture

1.6 million tonnes of bulky waste, largely furniture, are thrown to landfill each year in the UK. Around 50 percent of this is estimated to be functional with repair. This article is a plea for us to pause before we dispose and first give some consideration to having our furniture altered or reupholstered so that it better meets our needs.
How to Care for Iron Pans

How to Care for Iron Pans

If you’ve already jumped on the iron pan train, then this article is for you. I’m going to lay down how to care for iron pans and how to avoid some common problems. And if you’ve been thinking about purchasing an iron pan, but still have some reservations, we’re going to address those as well. I firmly believe that a good iron pan is an essential kitchen kit investment that will last your (and likely your whole family’s) entire life.
August 03, 2018
How to Care for Your Wooden Chopping Board

How to Care for Your Wooden Chopping Board

Whether you’ve received your wooden chopping board as a gift or treated yourself, you want to take the necessary steps to protect your investment. Here are our best tips for protecting and caring for wooden chopping boards.
June 15, 2018