Art, music and fashion inspire an innovative design range

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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  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?

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(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

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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

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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...

Fashion Passion Love fashion show

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The Fashion Passion Love show was one of the hits of Brixton Design Week. The team behind the show is planning to follow up...

Brixton Design Trail: a look back at the highlights

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  A week of fun, reflection and lots and lots of love.  Binki Taylor, organiser of this year’s Brixton Design Trail looks back at some...

Brixton resident in line for top business award

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Brixton resident and jewellery designer Lenique Louis is a finalist in the Black British Business Awards. As well as running her own jewellery company, she also...

Meet the Design Trail press gang

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A bunch of work experience students, aka the Press Gang, were set a challenge over the holidays. The 11 students, who had not worked...

Brixton hairdresser up for top award

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Brixton hairdresser Lathaniel Chambers, owner of Lathaniel’s Couture on Coldharbour Lane, and already a multi-award winner in other contests, is a finalist in the...

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Brixton company’s films on ignorance, hate and hope

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https://youtu.be/ReTqT_32ay0 A young Brixton theatre company this week premiered One, a series of short films exploring race.

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