TheEarthWantsYouBack

Environmental handmade products made in Glasgow.

Announcement    All of the items I make are hand made or drawn and painted and the printed. I research my materials and usually have to pay more to make sure I'm choosing sustainable options. And I take packaging as further opportunity for re-use! Expect a slightly crumpled second hand envelope or a cut up cardboard box!x

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

All of the items I make are hand made or drawn and painted and the printed. I research my materials and usually have to pay more to make sure I'm choosing sustainable options. And I take packaging as further opportunity for re-use! Expect a slightly crumpled second hand envelope or a cut up cardboard box!x

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About TheEarthWantsYouBack

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A Scottish, hand made small business trying to save you and the big old planet

I’m an artist and activist based in Glasgow. I work from an illustration informed practise, meaning drawing based, to create objects with meaning. I want people to reconnect to what's important to them, reflect on nature, and bring that into their every day lives. I also want to give new value through high quality hand making. The objects that I create, are always participative.

I design and make on the basis of the following values: Time And Curiosity - This is how we give value to our practise; A purposeful Life - Everyone is able to come together for future experiences, freedom and learning; Everyone - Many people are trapped without the privilege to make choices or to give enough time to the causes they value; Nature - Our system is hurtling towards a catastrophic end. People are cut off from nature. Items, experiences and people are discarded and not valued. Experiences - I am committed to creating meaningful pieces and experiences that puncture our trapped existence and help people connect to their values and to nature. Authenticity - Means causing no harm. Researching well is a part of the process of making. Tell a story - I’m committed to telling a story that changes people’s minds and offers hope. Participation - For community building, there is no one way to experience the work.

Eh what? ...Sustainable products - I build sustainable product design systems based on collecting, re-use and highly skilled, personal hand making. The objects are primarily for members of the public to buy but I do see them as pieces of art in themselves. I want to help people live thoughtful lives by creating useful, beautiful, ethical, and experience based products. I think thoughtful design and handmaking can add meaning and positivity in a citizen space currently filled with guilt and indecision!

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  • Wild and Kind Cic

    Glasgow, Scotland

    Wild & Kind is a women/ marginalised gender identities focused Community Interest Company (CIC). Their aim is to help start-up businesses and artists become self sufficient, while collaborating with others to create ethical and empowering products. Wild and kind offer ethical t-shirt printing.

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