We profile Rachel Faller, founder of Tonle Designs - one of the new breed of social entrepreneurs who are showing the industry new ways of creating sustainable fashion businesses for the 21st century. Commercially savvy leaders who could climb the ladder of big business, but they choose instead to apply their ability to making a difference to the world around them, usually in smaller firms, often their own. Read how Rachel has intelligently challenged conventional wisdom, but with an appreciation of the reality of business.
Abraham & Thakore is a unique Fashion Design success story, built on a core of innovation, quality and commitment to personal values – including Sustainability. David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore are unconventional rule-breakers who have followed their own path to success – not through outrageous designs, but by letting their principles shine through in their work and they way they run their business. Their exquisite, wearable clothes appeal to a wide audience, from middle class women with normal bodies to some of the most popular stars on the planet. We take a look at the men behind the clothes, and explore why you find their work at art galleries as well as catwalks around the world.
The “Shoe that Grows” is a brilliantly simple idea of creating durable children’s shoes that expand as their feet grow, ensuring well-fitting shoes throughout childhood. It’s an inspirational story of a man who wanted to make a difference, and is doing so. But another fascinating aspect for us is how much great design thinking there is to learn from this story – not just design of the shoes, but design of the business that goes with it.
Ikebana is arranging flowers following Zen traditions of Japanese Buddhism, and is more about art and even mindfulness than interior décor and accessorizing the home. As so often with Japanese design, there is much more to it than just the initial beauty, and its deceptively simple initial appearance is full of complex subtleties and deeper meaning. Discover this exquisite art form in the Zayah World introduction to Ikebana.
We've created 15 original Spring Colour Palettes to inspire any projects you're starting that involve colour - everything from clothes and makeup to home decor or work. If you're new to colour palettes and colour psychology, we've also provided some simple tips on how to use them without getting overwhelmed.