THE MONC BLOG
Welcome to The MONC Blog, our Journal on all things that are happening and inspiring us in the MONC studio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
One of the biggest challenges we've faced during this lockdown period has been the process of sampling new products.
Huw has joined our #adaptandcreate campaign to help inspire creativity within the home during lockdown whilst re-learning an old skill.
Rachael has joined our #adaptandcreate campaign to inspire creativity at home, and shares her thoughts on the changes and benefits of restrictions when it comes to creativity.
Scott has joined our #adaptandcreate campaign to inspire creativity at home, and shares his approach to the creative process while designing new pieces for his collection at home.
Alice is author of Rootbound: Rewilding a Life and a self-taught horticulturist since 2014. Alice started out sharing her experiences in gardening through @noughticulture and is now the 'go to' for plant care and knowledge in London.