It’s been a week of parliamentary crisis with the worst commons defeat in history, votes of no confidence and questionable driving antics from the Duke of Edinburgh. On the sustainability frontier, scientific data officially endorses what is now to be known as ‘the planetary diet’, and it is revealed the UK is doubling the number of incinerators to burn waste instead of recycling. Meanwhile, the Guardian benchmarks best practice in publishing as it becomes the first national newspaper to embrace biodegradable wrapping.
January thus far has been far from uneventful. With the Democrats flipping things on their head for the US climate agenda and the release of scientific evidence that the warming of our oceans has accelerated beyond what was previously forecasted. Meanwhile the UK’s retailers are awakening to the infinite possibilities of embracing sustainability including Lush’s first ‘ naked’ plastic free store and M & S’s range of vegan shoes.
What if I said to you, residual materials of citrus fruits can be cultivated into opulent fabrics likened to the most luxurious of silks? The Godfather, Don Michael Corleone, would roll around in his grave knowing he missed a trick with the lucrative opportunities of Sicilian citrus fruits hailing from his territory. For the latest edition of S & S Spotlight, let me introduce you to Orange Fiber. Delivering the zest of equal parts innovation and elegance, Orange Fiber is the world’s first brand to create a patented material derived from ‘pastazzo’, translating from Italian to mean otherwise wasted.
S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news. The dust has settled and it's back to work, scroll through what you may have missed over the festive period.
To kick off Volume I of S & S Spotlight, a series that delves into the stories of sustainable brands, there is no better advocate than Veja sneakers. This spotlight feature attributes specific attention to Veja’s sleek sartorial appeal and admirable levels of transparency along its supply chain to drive value for communities as well as consumers.
Are you searching for some sustainable sneaks with a story to their sole? The sneaker industry currently produces over 15 billion pairs of trainers annually which have a seismic environmental and social impact. This article analyses the environmental performance of our most beloved footwear through a life cycle assessment and provides a plethora of sustainable, innovative trainer brands with designs that embrace circularity so you can purchase with purpose!
S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news. This week sees the COP24 in Katowice agree on a strategic plan to reach the terms made in Paris in…
S & S News: The Week in Highlights, 11.12.18, shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond.
We are so often inundated with rhetoric about global warming, climate change, greenhouse gases, the world is doomed etc, that at times it is hard to cut through the plethora of information to locate the hard-nosed facts amidst the news bulletins and politicised thought pieces. In a bid to add a little nuance and clarification…
Need an enlightening, thought provoking feature length documentary for a more green, guilt free screening? I’ve compiled a selection of my top 10 picks for a sustainable netflix & chill. Post dedicated to the true friends and MVPs that actually fund and pay for the Netflix account so you can screen for free.