Tuesday 28 August 2007

Retro & Flea Market, Bristol

I picked up a flyer for a 'Retro & Flea Market' at the weekend.
It's run by Retrolex
Check out their myspace page, I love the music featured!
click here: www.myspace.com/retrolex
click here: www.retrolex.co.uk
The next market will be held on Sunday October 7th at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol
I can't wait to go!

Thursday 23 August 2007

Calculate your Carbon Footprint

Try this handy calculator from www.direct.gov.uk to work out how big, or small, your carbon footprint is.

Click here for Carbon Footprint calculator

There is also loads of info on living a greener lifestyle on the Directgov website.

Greener Living: Quick Guide

Just taking small steps like recycling plastic bags, can help create a cleaner environment
Also, the more recycled and fairtrade products you buy, the more supermarkets and shops get the message that they need to stock them!

Pouch on Etsy

Thursday 16 August 2007

Favourite blog of the week: Green is the new black

I had a message via myspace about a new ethical fashion book called 'Green is the new Black'

At Pouch we are always interested in learning more about what fashion companies are doing to reduce their impact on the environment. I will be buying the book and will write about it on our blog once I've finished it!

Read more about ethical fashion and the author at:


"Green is the New Black by Tamsin Blanchard is published August 30 by Hodder & Stoughton. Every day, since beginning writing the book, more and more fashion companies and designers are 'going green' and this blog is the place to read news on new collections, happenings and all things consciously fashionable. It is written by Tamsin with contributions by St Martin's fashion journalism undergraduate, Jessica Hannan."

Wednesday 15 August 2007

New items listed in our Etsy store - Carrier / Grocery bag dispensers

Introducing a new addition to the Pouch repertoire… carrier/grocery bag dispensers!
Made with 100% genuine vintage fabric, they are large enough to hold many carrier/grocery bags
Hang from a hook in the kitchen, under the stairs, in the garage, garden shed or anywhere you need to grab a bag

Check out our Etsy store for more details

Did You Know...?
We go through 150m plastic bags in the UK every week.
They will take 500 years to degrade in landfill.
They emit dangerous toxins into our soil and water systems.
They give off methane gas, which contributes to global warming.
They are a major litter problem and have a long lasting, damaging effect on our country’s wildlife.

Tuesday 14 August 2007

Vintage Fabric Addict

I adore vintage fabric and I can always find room for one more piece in our house.
The types of fabric I love are:
Moygashel, Boras, Marimekko, Sanderson, Liberty, Laura Ashley, panton eames, William Morris, Alexander Henry
types of fabric I love geometric, psychedelic, brown and orange, kitsch, hippy, floral and fruit, orla kiely style, bold and large print and many, many more...

Monday 13 August 2007

New range of peg bags launched in our Etsy store

We've recently launched a new addition to the Pouch repertoire… peg bags!
Made with 100% genuine vintage fabric & vintage wooden coat hangers
They make a snazzy home for your pegs
There’s no better way to dry your washing, than to peg it out and let it dry in the breeze
Did you know?
The tumble drier is one of the most energy-hungry appliances in the house By reducing the number of times you use a tumble drier by just one load per week, you will reduce your carbon emissions by approximately 60kg a year. And reduce your electricity bill! Whats not to like?
The first 2 peg bags sold receive a free set of wooden dolly pegs
Come and check them out at our Etsy store

Welcome to our Blog :)

Welcome to our brand new Pouch blog

We started listing our handmade bags on Etsy in May 2007

So far we've both been amazed at the talent on Etsy and love being part of the community. Everyone is very friendly and helpful and the chat forums are very addictive!

Come and check out our handmade bags at our Etsy store


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