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Joss talks sustainability...

Sustainability is a subject that’s really close to my heart. It’s sometimes hard to see how anything we do can really have an impact but I believe that if we all try to work harder, and consider our choices, it will surely make a difference.

When I’m sourcing products for Indigenous, I try to be conscious about the decisions I make and the impact that they’ll have on the environment.  I actively seek out suppliers with good eco credentials.   I’ve come to discover that Italian porcelain manufacturers, for example, are very focused on environmental impact.  I choose them not only for their high-quality products but also for their investment in their environmental record – they are consistently looking at production processes, reducing consumption of electricity and water where they can, optimising recycling. Working with these types of companies excites me.

Joss talks trends...

During my travels, I’m lucky enough to meet many fabulous artisans and designers; people who are really, really passionate about the materials that they work with. And it rather rubs off on you! Most of these materials are natural, like wood, stone and ceramics – and the best ones find their way into our Burford showroom. Alongside our enduring signature pieces, new designs join the range each season, with a nod to the trends – and this year’s most-sought-after-looks include lots of the things that we love.

Just like in fashion, there’s a real move towards being a more conscious interior shopper and seeking high quality, timeless designs. More about understated luxury than opulence, quiet luxury creates a sense of well-being. It is the long-term journey and adding to your home, slowly and thoughtfully.

Interiors should tell a story – your story – rather than just be a reflection of trends or a popular look. I’ve always loved eclectic style… an individually curated space… and it’s wonderful to see it becoming ever more popular. Right now, it’s all about comfort and owning your own look.