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Artist's Corner - Richard Gaston - Travel & Lifestyle Photographer

Artist's Corner - Richard Gaston - Travel & Lifestyle Photographer

 

Richard is a Scottish travel and lifestyle photographer and author residing in Glasgow. With his clean style, free of noise and considered composition, he clearly distinguishes his subjects, Richard has shot for the likes of Arcteryx, De Beers, Cereal Magazine, Conolly and Mr Porter. As a published author, Richard co-wrote an award winning travel guide book, Wild Guide Scotland.

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Why is Cashmere a Luxury Fibre?

Why is Cashmere a Luxury Fibre?

 

Cashmere is the perfect fibre in so many ways. Not only is it soft, delicate and beautifully fine, it’s three times more insulating than sheep wool and is extremely versatile. Such versatility means that cashmere fibre can be transformed into a vast array of garments and styles – from the likes of chunky knits and lounge wear to light summer shawls and accessories. It’s interesting to note, while you wouldn’t choose to wear cashmere on a tropical beach, it’s very difficult to find a fibre that has all these qualities, while being so seasonally and stylistically versatile – I’m trying really hard to think of one – can you? 


These properties are the obvious response to the question ‘Why is cashmere a luxury fibre?’, however there are a lot more answers than you first might think…

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Friends of Begg x Co - Louisa Hatt

Friends of Begg x Co - Louisa Hatt

 

"I’m a former model turned accountant from Glasgow. I’m based in Edinburgh and started my fashion blog in August 2019 focusing primarily on corporate/office wear. I’ve always believed that you don’t need to lose your sense of style when you work in an office. In the past six months my blog has evolved to focus more on independent and Black-owned brands. The aim of my blog is to highlight many of the brilliant brands that deserve to be supported and successful. I’ve worked with some amazing smaller brands, I guess I'm a content creator and accidental influencer."

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Artist's Corner - Will Cruickshank - Artist

Artist's Corner - Will Cruickshank - Artist

 

Will Cruickshank has a multidisciplinary practice which includes sculpture, film, photography, and printmaking, alongside machines and participatory works. His recent practice has focused on making objects through the development of experimental machinery, materials, and production methods. Often repurposing equipment such as cement mixers, bikes, or potters wheels he has devised complex makeshift weaving machines, improvised lathes, printing presses, and water carving techniques.

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Why Gift Cashmere?

Why Gift Cashmere?

 

When it comes to Christmas, there are three factors that come into play when I’m buying gifts. The first is thought – for me this is about the craftsmanship behind the item. Is it handcrafted? Locally-made? Is it beautiful/useful? The second is sustainability. What is it made from? Who made it? How sustainable are the production practises of the brand behind it? And finally… longevity. Is this item good quality? Is it evergreen? Will it last a long time? There’s no denying that treating the ones you love over Christmas is endlessly fun, but I believe we can do it in a way that is kind to the planet, that supports our favourite businesses and celebrates craftsmanship.

 

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