I am very happy to read the below from some of my favourite Interior Designer’s. Its all about sustainability and making the whole process transparent, from start to finish. It's also about being brave and individual, and not buying mass produced items that will not last the test of time and date very quickly.
Olivia Outred is also determined to “seek out sustainable fabrics, like cottons and linens that meet the requirements of the Global Organic Textile Standard; Nicola Harding is on the same page, emphasising the importance of “buying better, buying once”. Several designers spoke of their desire to increase the amount they work with small, independent suppliers and craftsmen, for both objects and specialist finishes, including Nicola, and Kate Guinness, who explains that she loves “the individuality from using makers who work on a small scale”. Emma Burns, managing director of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, says, “I very much enjoy creating one-off pieces with makers for my projects. My New Year’s resolution is to discover new artisans to work with.”