Rose is from Portishead and is a fairly new trader. She sells needle felted pictures made predominantly from wool but she also uses other fibres. Rose enjoys the lovely ambience at the market and the fact it’s indoors along with our eco friendly ethos.
Her business uses recycled bubble wrap for packaging and she uses recycled materials where practical eg for needle felting on to. She also has a selection of unframed wall hangings.
We asked Rose what challenges does she face in trying to reduce carbon footprint of her products?
“I obtain raw materials at a reasonable price but I would like to buy raw wool products locally if they were available. I shop on-line but try to buy in bulk to save on transportation costs. The unframed pictures are almost always 100% biodegradable as they are made from natural fibres.”
You can follow rose on her Facebook page ‘Rose Felt Inspired’ and she also sells at Ebb & Flo gift shop, High Street, Portishead.
The picture of the horse was sewn on to an old pair of jeans.