Leather under wraps

The decision of the first Homo Sapiens to try and utilise the hide of animals, for which they had reared and slaughtered for meat, was a pivotal moment in the development of our species.

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Jim Biddulph
Interview with Laura Slater

In the north of England, not so far from the historical sites of large-scale textile mills in Lancashire, textile designer Laura Slater plies her trade in a converted industrial mill space in central Leeds. 

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Jim Biddulph
Considering our material roots

When considering the longevity and influence of all the materials that we know and use on the planet, it’s easy to conclude that being the oldest, stone must carry the most significance to us a species.

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Jim Biddulph
Transformative Concrete

Whilst there are various material ages of humankind, the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age to name a few, there is one material that not only built an entire empire, but literally laid the foundations for all of those to come.

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Jim Biddulph
New Materials for 2019

Having ushered in another new year with a collective desire for new dawns, fresh beginnings and positive change perhaps stronger than ever before, it’s worth taking note of developments that are occurring in the world of materials; they are after all the building blocks of our physical world.

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Jim Biddulph
Interview with Everyday Plastic

I caught up with Daniel Webb of Everyday Plastic to find out more about his plastic report and how we can all help to form the Everyday Plastic Charity, which Dan hopes can raise further awareness and encourage positive action, without the endless guilt.

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Jim Biddulph