S & S Decoded: Blockchain & Sustainability

This S & S decoded feature seeks to deconstruct the need for blockchain to enhance transparency to drive sustainable development. It uncovers the mechanisms behind how it works, the benefits, the challenges and the most common methods it is used for across industries. By providing examples of blockchain in action, I have sought to illustrate the power of the technology as an instrument to better the planet, people and drive both tangible and intangible value for companies.

Sustainable Alcohol: S & S Top Picks

As we approach Christmas and annual tipple season where many a bottle is popped and glasses are shared between friends, family and colleagues at the rogue annual party I thought it appropriate to share a little information on sustainable alcohol from some guilt free gulping. This article explores sustainable production processes, packaging innovations, the environmental impact of alcohol consumption as well as a full list of suggestions to quench your thirst!

S & S Opinion: Buy Nothing New Black Friday – A New Era of Ethical Consumerism?

This article explores the promotional pandemonium that is Black Friday as an antithesis of sustainable consumption. It examines a new wave of business models by ethical brands & how it is being used to forward CSR & sustainability strategies in retail.

S & S Decoded: Fashion Returns & Reverse Logistics

Exploring the scale of fashion returns and reverse logistics, this article delves into the status quo on returns, the lack of sustainability around this shopping habit and its effect on businesses and the planet.

Beauty For Good – S & S Decoded: A Beauty Life Cycle Assessment

Introducing Beauty for Good, the S & S channel & home to truly conscious cosmetics, sustainable skincare, friendly fragrances, honest haircare & so much more! This hub has the mission to educate, elevate industry innovations, decode the ethical make up misnomers & spotlight brands that benchmark best practice in protecting our people & planet. Through…

S & S Opinion: Sustainability and Positive Fashion rule the catwalks at London Fashion Week

We all know Wintour’s sentiment for Spring is that florals are definitely not ground breaking however pushing the positive fashion agenda may just be. Last week’s London Fashion Week was led by the rippling effects of the Institute of Positive Fashion, a platform created by the British Fashion Council. Head over to Fashion Roundtable for my analysis and low down on sustainability pioneers including Richard Quinn, Roland Mouret, Vin & Omi, Bethany Williams & Zilver. Wearing your values has never been so on trend for S/S20.

S & S Update: Welcome to The Nu Wardrobe!

We all are familiar with the motto sharing is caring. Applied to the pursuit of making the fashion industry more sustainable, I am proud to be a founding member of The Nu Wardrobe! This new innovative app is pioneering the way we look to dress & alter our fashion decision making processes. The rise of…

S & S Decoded: Hypocritical Window Dressing: The Art of Greenwashing & Sustainability Appropriation

This article decodes the meaning of greenwashing in sustainable fashion. It investigates the commercialisation and scope appropriation of sustainability from the key retail market players. The culmination of these issues leads to my provision of solutions and tools on how we, as consumers, can learn to separate the friend from the foe to purchase with purpose.

S & S In Brief: Resource Shortage for Tech

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…