FabricExperiments

No Serial Number Magazine

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No Serial Number Magazine

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Exploring environmental activism through design, crafts, fashion, business and community.

No Serial Number Magazine is a family-run print and digital publication that explores sustainability through traditional crafts and innovative design. NSN Magazine is a platform to promote designers, artisans, creative businesses, projects or otherwise realities that work according to principles of environmental sustainability. It is a humble attempt to write about how creativity, nature and activism intersect in contemporary society.

In our magazine, we feature artists, artisans, designers and small eco-friendly and innovative businesses for free because we want to promote their work. From experience, we understand how hard it is to gain exposure as an eco friendly artisan, creative startup and social entrepreneur in a world full of corporate businesses and artificial relationships. For this reason, we are dedicated to maintaining personal relationships with the artisans, businesses, social and community enterprises we work with based on mutual support and a spirit of collaboration for the common good.

Two sisters, Alessandra and Francesca, make this magazine every season from scratch. We put together the features, liaise with contacts, design the magazine, process orders, pack parcels, walk to the post office, deal with customer queries, send invoices, do marketing, attend fairs, organise events etc etc. Since autumn 2017, we have also started to work with a small number of modestly paid contributors who put heart and soul in this project because they believe in the NSN mission. We say this because sometimes visiting a website can give the wrong impression of how big a small business might be. Also, it’s nice to know about the people behind the screen.

Our magazines are printed in small batches. We only print what is necessary to satisfy demand. We do this because we want to avoid unnecessary energy consumption and waste. All our magazines are put together one by one by hand at our local trusted printer’s. The magazines are printed on recycled paper and dispatched in fully biodegradable and compostable envelopes.

We aim to provide substance over style. The magazine regularly features original, well-researched articles in a variety of formats and on a variety of topics. Most importantly, we want the voice of the artisan/designer/entrepreneur to remain always at the forefront of what we do. Since we work on a very small scale and are on a limited budget, the magazines may occasionally have some minor imperfections. That’s part of life (and craft too).


THE TEAM:

Alessandra (Editor) develops the content of the magazine and associated initiatives. If you’d like to propose a story for the magazine, you can get in touch here: editorial [!at] noserialnumber.org

Francesca (Art editor) is in charge of the graphic content of the magazine and social media pages. She also looks after our readers’ inquiries on a day to day basis. If you have a general enquiring about purchasing the magazine or if you’d like to work with us in any way, get in touch here: info [!at] noserialnumber.org

Production partners

  • Agnese Di Iorio

    Civitaretenga, Italy

    Traditional seamstress

  • Alessandra Salino

    Biella, Italy

    An experienced weaver and designer of textiles who works in the city of Biella, which used to be famous for its textile industry.

  • Domenico Finizza

    Urbino, Italy

    Traditional woodworker

  • Fiona Doubleday

    Arran, Scotland

    Fiona runs a sustainable gift company in the Isle of Arran and works with surface design techniques to make her beautiful journals.

  • Francesca Palange

    London, England

    Francesca is my sister. She does the graphic design and makes sure everything looks nice.

  • Kate Stuart

    Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    Eclectic artist, nature lover, environmental activist and writer for No Serial Number Magazine based in the UK.

  • Maria João Tavares

    Cesena, Italy

    Maria saves wool that would otherwise go to waste, spins it into yarn to use it in all sorts of projects.

  • Michela Pasini (Rosso di Robbia)

    Rimini, Italy

    Professional eco print artist passionate about keeping things as natural and eco friendly as possible with a background in art history.

  • Paolo Gargaro

    Navelli, Italy

    A traditional carpenter based in Navelli who makes ornamental objects from leftover woodden scraps (Abruzzo, Italy)

  • Rosa Rossi

    Navelli, Italy

    Avid knitter and part of the editorial team

  • Tiziana Pascucci and Rita Sorbini

    Viterbo, Italy

    Tiziana and Rita work together to make our beautiful cards. They specialise in patchwork.

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