Not Impossible is selling knitwear designed by Katherine Poulton. The North Circular [TNC] is a company co-founded by Katherine Poulton and Lily Cole, which launched at London Fashion week 2009. TNC produces handmade accessories in a cradle to cradle process working with people across the UK: "Grandmas, Girls and a Few Strong Men.” Knitters' names and a quote from them are written on the items.
TNC uses only British materials: Wensleydale sheep, Alpaca, Blue faced Leicester wool, British Cashmere and recycled end of line yarn. TNC has collaborated with GreenPeace, WWF, Age UK and fashion designers such as Roland Mouret. TNC has won The British Fashion council and RSPCA good business awards. It is stocked in Istetan Japan, Collette Paris, Barneys USA, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges London.
"My work in fashion has led me to examine the impact of the things we consume, and why this must change... For centuries, capitalism has ascribed value through competition, anonymity and opacity. As we move into a digital age of transparency, can information, storytelling and a greater understanding of provenance and context shift that narrative to one that values the social and environmental imprints of things? Is a sweater more valuable when it is hand knit? Is it more valuable when you know who knitted it? Is rubber that is hand tapped by indigenous communities – who walk great distances to find it, and which conserves the forest in the meantime – inherently more valuable?"
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"In September 2014, a report published by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) found that 20.6 million people were displaced by extreme weather events in 2013. That’s almost three times as many as those fleeing current conflicts.
The number one cause of global relocation now is climate change – yet there is no international recognition for the status of climate change refugees, and no insurance policies for them.... Those who live closest to nature are the least likely to have caused climate change, yet they are the first to feel the effects of change."
Not Impossible is selling a selection of books hand curated by Lucy Moore from Claire de Rouen books. Claire de Rouen Books opened in 2005 with a launch party for a new book by Bruce Weber. Specialising in photography and fashion, under Claire's direction it became known for its internationally-sourced stock of limited edition, signed, and hot-off-the-press books and magazines, with a strong focus on micropublishing and scarce paper treasures. In 2012 after Claire passed away, Lily Cole and Lucy Moore bought the store and they were both keen to continue it in the same spirit. Having trained as an artist, Moore initiated a programme of artist projects as well as reading groups, lectures and film screenings. In June 2014 Claire De Rouen hosted the first annual Rare Book fair at the ICA, called Room and Book, it brought rare book dealers from around the world.
Not Impossible is selling wild rubber sole trainers, designed by Lily Cole in collaboration with Veja and WWF.
Wild Rubber is an independent, open and collaborative project that seeks to increase the value of wild rubber to local tappers in the Amazonian rainforest through developing new products, and creating partnerships with existing brands to source this material.
Wild Rubber was developed by Lily Cole, with Sky and WWF's support, from her work with Sky Rainforest Rescue. Sky Rainforest Rescue, is a partnership, launched by Sky and WWF in 2009 which aims to help protect one billion trees in Acre, north-west Brazil, across an area the size of Belgium.