Refresh & Re-love - Top tips and facts!
Monday 1 August 2022
Togetherness is the key to make a difference...
At LIVAT, we believe that our planet is the largest meeting place we all share – the place where we meet our friends, families and the communities around us. And it needs us now more than ever.
Here are just some of the ways that our retailers and collaborators are doing their part:
CLARKS are using more sustainable and innovate methods of production.
By replacing just one of the materials in their collection with a recycled option, they have estimated that 1 million bottles have been prevented from entering landfill. Better for you, better for the planet, and better for us all.
IKEA are committed to designing all products with circular capabilities by 2030, using only renewable or recycled materials and provide new solutions to prolong the life of products and materials. Their innovative products aid households to reduce their utility bills, whilst increasing their impact on positive climate change and making healthy happy life choices.
LIBRARY OF THINGS is a social enterprise that helps people save money and reduce waste by affordably renting out useful items from local spaces, whilst helping neighbours share practical skills.
PRIMARK’S new sustainability strategy is designed to reduce fashion waste, halve carbon emissions and improve the lives of those making the product.
SPECSAVERS are working towards changing lives for people, communities, and planet by reaching those in the community that might not be able to access services.
They aim to be climate positive by 2035 through sustainable and recyclable materials.
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COUNCILaims to make the borough the greenest and happiest in the country — and carbon net zero by 2030.
Last month, the Library of Things opened its doors at Livat. It ’s just one of the many steps H&F is taking to create a more affordable & sustainable borrow-don’t-buy culture for its residents.
ATELIER100 is a concept store on a mission: to foster up-and-coming local creatives and their goods. In fact, everything at Atelier100 is designed and produced within 100km of Trafalgar Square, creating a uniquely sustainable (and local) approach. Discover London’s best in store.
Our homes and day-to-day lives have a big impact on the planet, our health and well-being…
There are many ways that old fabrics can be reused and upcycled so reach for the buttons instead of the bin!
If you’re a crafty type, turn old fabrics you love into cushion covers, placemats, pin boards or bunting. If not, get a professional to make them for you.
Those older, more worn fabrics can be ripped up and used as cloths, dusters or reusable baby wipes.
Old fabric can provide hours of entertainment for children. Cut them up into patches or strips for crafts, such as collages or making friendship bracelets.
Sad rags to glad rags
Everyone knows the jeans to shorts hack but there are many ways to re-style a no longer loved item.
Easy hacks to bring new life to a garment include sewing on a badge or patch, creating a pocket from other old items, cutting off sleeves or adding some stitching or a bit of bling!
Favourite fabrics, or old baby clothes can be transformed into keepsake blankets, cushion covers or soft toys.
Fancy a change for the new season but don’t want to splurge the cash?
Give your furniture a fresh look with homemade cushion covers or a new throw or give existing cushions a face lift by adding some personalisation with patches, badges, buttons, pompoms or prints.
Give an unloved chest of drawers, desk or bookshelf a lick of paint and swap the draw knobs for something new to create either a modern sleek look or a distressed vintage feel.
Use chalk paint on a cupboard or wall to turn it into a notice board or kid’s drawing zone.