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.
Travelling to the tropics or a frequent flyer in pursuit of cutting down your greenhouse gas & offsetting your carbon foot print? The latest S & S takes a look at the behavioral changes we can all adopt when we depart on a jet plane. From green holiday destinations, fuel efficient leaders, packing light and ditching the toxic laden sunscreen, read on for the full low down.
Moving through May, this week features the latest on climate science, global biodiversity, fast fashion and the education agenda! 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.
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. This week we look at marine eco systems, carbon pricing, corporate governance and the fashion and food frontiers.
100% regenerated and 100% regenerable infinitely, ECONYL® is emblematic of the endless possibilities for the prosperity of people and the planet through waste regeneration. Some see trash, other see treasure and ECONYL® has pioneered in closed loop regeneration processes to transform the abundance of nylon waste that resides in landfills and oceans worldwide into sustainable textiles. From apparel and accessories to automobiles, upholstery and the most haute worthy soft furnishings, ECONYL® fashions fabrics and B2B projects for the likes of Stella McCartney, Brietling, H & M, Speedo and Adidas, to name but a few. Within this third edition of S & S Spotlight, we traverse the mission behind the material and its parent company Aquafil, delving into their circular processes, sustainability corporate initiatives as well as exploring ECONYL® reimagined in its endless forms.
Musings of S & S: In Review look to survey and report on the latest in literature, media & cultural attractions. Turning The Tide on Plastic by Lucy Siegel is a contemporary and comprehensive publication that explores our problematic relationship with cold, hard shiny polyethylene terephthalate. As a body of work, it provides much needed historical context, number crunching and statistical evidence on this material’s pervasive systematic integration into modernity. In this piece, I have extracted the 10 key takeaways from Lucy’s writing that I believe to be at the crux of digesting the current status quo and moving forward in tackling our plastic paralysis.
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.