There’s nothing quite like the joy that comes from making something with your own two hands. And this personal act can often have an impact on the wider world, too. In our Spring Issue 35 (the ‘Making for Good’ issue) we speak to a few makers from around the country – including a crafter, a knitter, a ceramicist and a vinyl-print artist – to discover more about their processes and how making has helped create positive change, both in their own lives and the world around them. We also take a peek inside the home and studio of our covergirl, ceramic artist Nicolette Johnson, to find out more about her creative practice and the peace and calm it has brought to her life. And social enterprise brand Outland Denim tell us how they’re employing vulnerable Cambodian women and changing their lives through the act of jeans-making.
Elsewhere there’s a family transforming wonky produce into delicious chutneys, a chat with food waste trailblazer Katy Barfield, a look at a community good karma network, wild mountain coffee harvested by Colombia’s remote Kogi tribe, an eco travel guide to Broome and a look at Australia’s recycling industry (with a handy guide for your fridge door). Plus you’ll find insights into sparkly self-love from writer Claire Christian, a round-up of some of the best natural lipsticks, a look at plastic-free beauty products, a sewing pattern for the coolest chambray jumpsuit and lots more. Grab yours from your local newsagent now – it’s sure to put a spring in your step and inspire you to go out and make your mark on the world!