Following a recent study by the Royal Society of Chemistry, it's time to talk about our tech stash and forgotten about gadgets/Nokia 3310’s as we experience shortages of the earth’s rare elements…
Whether your political heart bleeds blue, red, yellow, green, dare I say it purple or whatever colour would represent the Brexit Party – sustainability is an issue that cuts across party lines. In ‘Ode to Boris: Will Brexit really matter if Europe and the world are burning?’ I have detailed what the Downing Street developments and Crowning of Johnson, with a very right reshuffle of the cabinet formed with the sole objective to deliver Brexit by October 31st , mean for the sustainability and environmental agenda.
Time to hang up your dirty laundry and skip a boring adultmin chore? I wrote a little feature on the debates surrounding whether to wash or not wash our favourite fashion staples in the name of a)preserving our environment and b)prolonging the lifespan of garments. It probes into the attitudinal shift, menace of microfibres, energy/water conservation & a call to arms for innovation by utility manufacturers & FMCG companies.
You may have heard of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals - but what exactly are they? How did they come to fruition? Who are they designed for? How do they inform global sustainability decision making? Can we achieve them? In this S & S Decoded, I deduce the above and examine how we can use each of the sustainable development goals as guiding principles and policy initiatives to better our people and planet.
Take a look at my analysis as the UK Government fails to adopt recommendations of the Environmental Audit Committees’s Fixing Fashion Report.
A healthy dose of the definitive sustainable sounds you need to devour during your daily commute, gym session or evening wind down.
In light of Fashion Revolution Week , Fashion Revoltuion have published their salient 2019 transparency index. Take at look at a summary of the findings measuring and benchmarking sustainability and transparency in the fashion industry.
Spring cleaning is calling and it's time to get down and dirty with these sustainable household names. Take a look at S & S's top picks for sparkling perfection that are people and planet friendly!
Death by an LBD – is it possible?! Solvents, surfactants, dyes, led, plasticisers and phthalates are ubiquitous chemicals found in clothing. What’s a CMR? A PBT? A vPvP? Or an EDC? All will be revealed! In this latest S & S Decoded I explore how the fashion industry and its market players can combat the chic but toxic mentality that has become rigidly entrenched into it’s manufacturing processes.
A review of this design manifesto centres on how we interact with the earth’s natural systems and nature. It calls for a paradigm shift away from a linear economy to one that is circular. The focus on a Cradle to Cradle philosophy in creating systems that promote an endless life cycle and celebrate an abundance of human creativity, culture, and productivity.