THE MONC BLOG

Welcome to The MONC Blog, our Journal on all things that are happening and inspiring us in the MONC studio.

Flax London Interviews our founder Freddie Elborne

Flax London Interviews our founder Freddie Elborne

Our founder Freddie was recently interviewed by our good friends over at Flax London for the latest episode of their Linen Lover Series.
MADE IN HIGH BARNET: FLORIAN GADSBY

MADE IN HIGH BARNET: FLORIAN GADSBY

Welcome to 'Made in' - a series of features where we explore honest talent and craftsmanship right here in the United Kingdom. Meet Florian Gadsby, an accomplished ceramicist working from his studio in High Barnet, North London.
Can we really trust the 'Made in...' label?

Can we really trust the 'Made in...' label?

We've been reflecting this particular topic that is constantly on our minds and we continually revisit. So, we've decided to take the time to get our thoughts down on paper and open up the discussion about the 'Made In...' label.
Our Goal For Zero Waste - 01

Our Goal For Zero Waste - 01

This week is Zero Waste Week - seven days dedicated to making small changes in our everyday lives to help reduce how much we use and throw away. In honour of Zero Waste Week, we want to bring awareness to and encourage conversation around the waste our own industry produces.
5 BRANDS CONVERTING WASTE INTO INNOVATION

5 BRANDS CONVERTING WASTE INTO INNOVATION

As it's Zero Waste Week, we've been looking at brands that take waste and utilise it to make it into their own beautiful products.
Inside The Leather Workshop

Inside The Leather Workshop

Our founder Freddie visited the leather goods workshop that makes our cases in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. We want to share the process of how we make our cases from start to finish.
1% for the planet

1% for the planet

As a member of 1% for the Planet, we are committing to donating 1% for our annual sales directly to non-profit environmental groups that are making a big impact.
How Is Bio Acetate Made?

How Is Bio Acetate Made?

In 2019 we introduced The Conscious Collection - where each frame is made from bio acetate, an alternative to acetate that is made without the use of fossil fuels, but how is it made?
In The Frame: Jacob Barnes

In The Frame: Jacob Barnes

This month for In The Frame we are delighted to introduce you to Jacob Barnes, editor and chief of Soft Punk magazine - a platform for emerging writers and artists who make sense of the contemporary moment in their practices.
Glass Lenses for life

Glass Lenses for life

What you may be surprised to hear is that glass is very rarely used in sunglasses these days. Plastic lenses crept in and took over from glass when they became easier and cheaper to manufacture.
Sampling In Lockdown

Sampling In Lockdown

One of the biggest challenges we've faced during this lockdown period has been the process of sampling new products.
#adapt and create with HUW THOMAS

#adapt and create with HUW THOMAS

Huw has joined our #adaptandcreate campaign to help inspire creativity within the home during lockdown whilst re-learning an old skill.