Behind the scenes at Brixton’s Traid

Some good news in tough times – Brixton’s Traid on Acre Lane is still open. Simone Richardson looked in to see how it is...

Brixton style

Brixton resident Justine Kenyon weaves a passion for fashion around her work as an arts consultant. Simone Richardson discovers more Justine moved to Acre Lane in Brixton...

Talk about your favourite Brixton shop on film

An independent film producer is looking for customers of local shops to take part in short films to explain what makes them special. The three...

Brixton inspires new fashion label Bianca Saunders

Bianca Saunders started working in Brixton as part of a 3-month residency series run by Brixton Village. Born and raised in London Bianca recently...

Vintage – the lifestyle choice

Steve Powdrill meets Sarah Bennett Brixton’s maker and mender The battle against fast fashion was waged all last month, with Second-hand September in full swing....

Art, music and fashion inspire an innovative design range

Simone Richardson meets two local women who have created a striking art-based range of products. Hip-hop artist Sarina Mantle and Samantha-Jane, owner and creative director...

Brixton gift shop Diverse showcases local makers and artists

The Diverse gift shop on Coldharbour Lane is once again partnering with Makerhood for the festive gift season. The showcase of local makers launches...

Brixton Traid: Your clothes can help to fashion a sustainable world

  Brixton’s TRAID on Acre Lane is part of a UK-wide charity tackling environmental and social problems caused by the production, consumption and disposal of...

Eastern promise: Nour Cash and Carry

Sacha Harrison meets the family at Nour Cash and Carry "Guess how much?” I say, grinning and holding up a jar of honey, a whole...

Brixton Barnardo’s launches new summer trend book

The children’s charity Barnardo’s launches a new book One of a Kind in its Brixton shop, available from Saturday 9 June.  It has teamed up...

Brixton dressmaker who designed for freedom

Brixton dressmaker Alice Bygrave was one of several nineteenth century female designers determined to make life easier for women cyclists. Women’s clothing in those pre-Lycra...

Brixton indoor markets to open Bank Holiday Monday – more changes...

Brixton's indoor markets will be open on Bank Holiday Monday (7 May) in a move that has been welcomed by traders. New owners Hondo said:...

Meet Brixton’s Mothers of Invention

  A photographer, a designer and a copywriter walk into a bar. Over a drink they discover their pet hates are the same – how women...

New year – new business?

(sponsored blogpost) You might not see yourself as a high powered entrepreneur, but you may have a small dream of turning an idea or special...

Brixton Bleach – hair to dye for

Bleach London has opened its fourth hair and beauty salon here in Brixton. Bleach Brixton is run by Brixton local Alisha Dobson who says it...

Hair and beauty award for Brixton resident

Brixton  resident and hair extension specialist Toni Shand has won the Hair Extension Specialist award at the annual London Hair and Beauty Awards. Toni, who who...

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