The Metro Newspaper asked me to take part in their new Make do and Mend column, and I'm so happy to see it out today! I'm talking about how to upcycle an old lampshade and turn it into a thing of beauty again. I've planned out all the steps for you, I hope it's all nice and clear. The photos are mostly from one of my Lampshade Workshops which I really miss not being able to do at the moment. Read the full article online here. Get making folks, kit is all bought from Dannells (use code HAINES for 10% discount) and feel free to ask any questions! Jules x
London based Interior Designer Rosanna Bossom speaks to Sheerluxe about her beautiful design aesthetic for commercial and residential properties. Rosanna lists the Haines Collection as one of her preferred suppliers: https://sheerluxe.com/2020/04/28/meet-london-designer-element-surprise
What an honour to be interviewed by the Chelsea Design Quarter. Below are a few snippets, but you can read the full article here. 'I’ve seen this waste first hand. Working in the textiles industry people throw away the old, to make room for the new – much like in fashion.' 'It’s not always easy to go for the environmental option as some are more expensive. However as the industry grows, more people will join the arena, competition and innovation will help drive prices down allowing us all to live in a more sustainable way.'
The UK generates around 200 million tonnes of waste each year, 59% of which accounts for the construction industry – including interior fittings and fixtures. This is a vast proportion, so I find it a bit mad that there is so little research into waste management in the interiors industry. Are so few of us aware of this? Or, more worryingly, are people just choosing to ignore it? With over six years experience of working in the Interiors Industry (specifically with furnishing fabrics) I've seen first hand how businesses are throwing away leftover textiles and materials. This mostly happens because it’s easier and quicker than dealing with them. That is why I created the Haines Collection; to be as hassle-free as throwing...