No More Plastic Packaging

I’ve been looking for ages to find a suitable replacement for the mailing bags I used to use and finally I found it. I’m so excited with my new eco friendly packaging that I just had to take a picture of it and share it with you here.

The paper mailing bags are made from recycled paper themselves and are fairly substantial so your purchase will be safe inside. If you can use it again when you need to post something, that will be even better. If not, pop it in the compost bin or local paper recycling.

So that’s no more plastic in this part of my business. And I even found some fabulous eco friendly sticky brown tape to seal the opening too.

If you use mailing bags and tape in your business, why not consider moving to paper products too? Together we can do our bit to help save the planet. I got these bags and tape from Eco Craft.

Does the packaging used concern you when you receive a parcel in the post? I’d love to know what you think. Please comment here. Thanks!

What is Style?

I think it’s about being yourself. Having your own style. Owning your own style. And I’ve never thought it’s about being ‘in fashion’. That’s why I love this quote from fashion designer Oscar de la Renta “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” So here’s a pic of…

Definitely Not Just A Pen Case

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Why a Travel Wallet is so Useful

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Bags On Tour – Post of the Week

As you know, I love a #BagsOnTour photo and I spotted this one yesterday. Nicky Kriel, one of the speakers at the Social Media Marketing World event this week in San Diego, California, likes her Shona Easton handbags. This year it looks like she’s travelling with her new blue Queen B handbag. It matches your…

Velo Revisited?

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Hand Making A Credit Card Case

Ever wondered how your credit card case is made? Well it’s an intricate process involving many steps. This video shows one of the steps: Putting the credit card pockets and linings together. As you can see, there is a lot of precise hand work going on and skilled by the eye also. Each piece of…

How to make Harris Tweed part 2

After the yarn has been spun and twisted (see my earlier blog: How to make Harris Tweed part 1) it gets wound onto bobbins which will become the warp (vertical threads) and weft (left to right threads). The Warp threads need to be gathered into a specific colour order because this makes the required pattern…

How to make Harris Tweed part 1

I love using Harris tweed in my designs and a recent visit to the Outer Hebrides cemented my passion for this truly beautiful hand made fabric. The Carloway Mill Annie MacDonald of the Carloway Mill on the Isle of Lewis was kind enough to give me a private tour of the mill, while explaining how…

Tatti Tailoring – for you and your Doggy

It’s been a few months now since the first of the Tatti Tailoring doggy accessories have been in stock and I’m pleased to report that we now have some matching sets for you and your dog! This first matching set is our pink check Harris tweed dog collar, dog lead and dog walkers bag. Everything…