BARE POP-UP BRISTOL
Running until the 24th of December, Bare pop-up is a one-stop shop for unique and ethical Christmas gifts for Bristolians. Curated by Hannah Barrett, the shop is located amongst the independent shops of Bristol’s Christmas Steps, making it the perfect place to escape the high street completely for your Christmas shopping!
On the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris, COP21, people around the world took to the streets to show how much they believe in the the need for an ambitious global goal to reduce carbon emissions and curb climate change. The fashion industry produces a massive amount of carbon – from fibre-growing and processing, to global transport of goods, to all the energy used to wash our clothes at home. Fashion companies from across London turned out to support change, including Katie Jones, Wool and the Gang, Vivienne Westwood and Centre for Sustainable Fashion.
We’re loving the Assemble Collective and their attitude of using what already exists to best effect. Brought to our attention through their Turner Prize nomination, the young, not-quite-qualified architects’ projects begin with the people who will inhabit the space. Their philosophy of putting value into waste, reusing rubble and reacting to existing shapes (“if a floor has collapsed why not make just one very high ceilinged room” resonates with Antiform’s perspective that using what is in front of you is best and buying new materials is an absolute last resort.