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The Handmade Fair

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th February 2014
Whereas just a few years ago, Kirstie Allsopp was known primarily for her tv shows where she helped buyers find their ideal homes, this has now been somewhat overshadowed by her seemingly all-consuming passion for crafts, vintage and all things handmade. Whether it’s upcycling or candle making, her enthusiasm is admittedly pretty infectious.So then...we’ve had the shows, we’ve ha...
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The lost and found popup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2014
A popup shop selling lost and found items...Just a few weeks ago we did a feature on a clever and quirky little social enterprise called ‘Glove Love’ , a matchmaking service which guarantees to match single lost gloves with a suitable mate and them off on their way to a delighted new owner, with all proceeds going to an environmental charity. Today we’ve got a great new project,...
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Startacus takes a look at the Greeniversity

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th August 2013
Since we’ve featured a series of posts on the green economy recently and we also love our makers, crafters and upcycling posts - Greeniversity seems a perfect subject  to tell you all about....Wanna find out more? Read on...According to a recent Greeniversity survey called the the “Endangered Skills Register” the list of endangered everyday skills that are under threat of ne...
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My Make Do and Mend Year

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2013
If you are a fan of Kirstie Allsopp and her various upcycling, home making and handcrafting programmes, you will dig  "My Make Do and Mend Year" Jen Gale's guest article on Startacus highlighting her quest to make, made do and mend, and buy nothing new for a whole year. Started back in September 2012, we asked Jen to write a post on her self starter journey to date. Over to Jen to explai...
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It’s Upcycling (Furniture + Artists = Refound)

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th September 2012
People doing their own ‘thang’ is key to Startacus. So when we were told about Refound, bringing old furniture and artists together to create one off unique pieces of ‘artwork’ furniture, highlighting local artists and providing a platform for them to sell their work (oh and a pop up shop too), we couldn’t help but find out more. Talk about the Startacus spirit... thi...
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