Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Update on The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold

Dear contributors, supporters, fans, lovely people: One of the most common questions an independent filmmaker is asked is “when is it going to be ready?” Like most artists, our secret, silent-voice answers aren’t usually very polite. They revolve around “when it’s ready.” The biggest setback for any indy [like a real indy, not one backed […]

Friday, May 9th, 2014

New adhesive system makes a circuit board that is 90% recyclable

Three British companies have developed a system that means components can easily be separated with hot water.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

A Swedish denim label wants to change the way we wear our jeans

Swedish denim label Nudie Jeans recommends people don’t wash their new jeans for at least six months. It has also opened satellite repair stores around the world where customers can take their knackered trousers in for a free fix up. Nudie wants to be a fully transparent company. “Caring capitalism” may be an oxymoron but Nudie appears […]

Monday, February 17th, 2014

the cotton film dot com [new taster]

Well hello there. We have a new taster for the film. Click the image, sign up to get the taster code and watch away.   You’ll need about twelve minutes to watch it. If you’d like to help us out, then please click donate and do please give what you can. The first few who […]

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Peter Kennard’s G8 Protest Posters

Peter Kennard and I have been doing a thing around the G8 this year. He had some images. I suggested sticking them on the t’interwebs, open sourcing them and then pasting them up on the street. They ended up in Enniskillen – the town nearest to where the G8 Summit was being held. Here, the […]

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

special offer for dirty white gold fans!

The new quarterly magazine – STIR – has just published The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold as their lead story this month! With beautiful artwork by Matthew Carey Simos for my article, it is really worth buying a print copy. STIR is offering Dirty White Gold fans free postage for those who live in the […]

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold update

Just back from Geneva. Endosulfan was listed under Annex A of the Stockholm Convention for Persistent Organic Pollutants. This means all use and production of this very deadly and debilitating poison is now internationally banned. Because the production of endosulfan is big business for the Indian government, their delegation and lobbies were strongly opposed to […]