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Ethics meet aesthetics at Grand Designs Live

Posted on | By Sara Morel
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London East, UK - Raise your hand if you believe we can we have it all; ethics and aesthetics.

Salvo director, Thornton Kay says “aesthetics is ethics” and will take the stage with TV presenter Kevin McCloud, Friends of the Earth and Edward Bulmer Natural Paint for a talk on sustainable sourcing in the show’s Grand Theatre on Saturday 12th May. I am also joining the panel to share my personal path into sustainable design and finally share pictures of my reclaimed renovation (you know what it is like, you never think your own home is finished). One bedroom, one bathroom, one garden, one kitchen…now my walk-in wardrobe.

When I bought my flat I was working for a big fashion corporation and initially fell for the aesthetics and character of antique and reclaimed materials, but as I took this direction and began to educate myself about sustainable sourcing with Salvo as my resource, redoing my flat resulted in a bigger life change and I left my job to reclaim my life.

I now work in sustainable fashion and interiors and have learnt that sustainability is not a purchase, it is a practise. However, when the practise informs a purchase it surely feels like having it all.

The introduction of an Architectural Salvage zone to Grand Designs Live in partnership with Salvo is not to be missed. Exhibitors include Salvo Code dealers Source Antiques, LASSCO, The Old Radiator Company, The Vintage Floor Tile Company and The Vintage Fridge Company.

Salvo will also be giving out free copies of the new Salvo Code pocket book with names you need to know for responsible sourcing.

We hope to see you there.

“Sourcing Sustainably” Talk 12:00 - 12:45 on Saturday 12th May 2018
hosted by Kevin McCloud with:
Thornton Kay of Salvo
Sara Morel of Reclaimed Woman & Salvo
Paul de Zylva of Friends of the Earth
Jason Harries of Edward Bulmer

Grand Designs Live
5 - 13 May 2018
ExCeL London
1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

For two free tickets copy the link below, paste into a browser and agree the GDL terms:

Grand Designs Live: Salvage Yard
Grand Designs Live: Kevin McCloud, the Grand Designers from the TV series and a host of industry experts live on stage.: 12th May

Story Type: News