Upcycling is revolutionising the fashion industry

The fashion industry is seeing a dramatic and strong shift towards sustainable fashion, with clothes-swapping apps and resale platforms growing in popularity. And as Vogue pointed out, upcycling is the biggest trend in the fashion industry this Spring/Summer.  For a long time, there was a negative stigma around wearing second-hand or upcycled clothing. It was…

Ridiculously Easy Ways To Become More Eco-Conscious

The start of a new year is always a good time to begin new habits to improve your quality of life. According to a recent survey by Hubbub, 1 in 6 people have made resolutions to live more sustainably in 2021. With the dramatic influx of disposable masks and gloves as a result of COVID-19…

Inside the Modern Workplace

Businesses today are undergoing much development and are beginning to hold greater responsibility. They are expected to be more actively engaged in political, social and environmental issues and decisions. By making opinions in such matters transparent to clients, stakeholders, employees and the public, businesses attract like-minded people that they identify more closely with, thereby creating…

A Banana Leaf Revolution

An article has been circulating the internet recently, congratulating Asia for its green transformations – specifically the diminishing usage of plastic. Published by Next Shark, the article uses the example of the supermarket Rimping in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to declare that “supermarkets in Asia are now using banana leaves instead of plastic packaging”. The introduction…

Good News Stories 2018

The year is almost at its end, and I’m sure most people would agree it has been a tumultuous one. As always, breaking news and big headlines bring our attention to all things wrong with the world, and unfortunately there seems to have been a great deal of negativity circulating this year. In spite of…

Every Little Helps

December has sprung upon us again and with that comes the last mad rush of Christmas shopping. Shopping behaviour has seen different trends this year however, with almost every store in the UK now charging for the use of plastic bags and customers being more consciously selective with their purchases considering the supply chain. The…

Beyond Four Walls

There are many intelligent, talented and powerful people in the world, doing a plethora of impressive things. However the best thing that can be done, is to selflessly use those skills for the benefit of others. Multi-award winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban does just that, and I was incredibly inspired on hearing him speak at…

An Augmented Experience

As the day draws to a close one quiet evening in the heart of East Sussex, a group of nature nerds, sustainability supporters and technological trendsetters venture out on an alternative augmented reality nature trail within the beautiful grounds of the Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club. In collaboration with IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management &…

In Conversation with Veggie Wave

What better way is there to cool down this summer, than by sipping on a refreshing, natural and unique juice? Veggie Wave are an innovative, eco-friendly business based in Lisbon, that not only make delicious juices, but also create a fun, interactive experience that engages customers in a deeper awareness about the environment. Founded by…

Sustainable Lighting at BAFTA

Last night I attended an event hosted by albert, a project backed by BAFTA, in partnership with Green Tomato Cars and Sargent-Disc, that brought together industry professionals to discuss the levels of energy required to light a film set and the benefits of using low-energy, sustainable LED lighting. Aaron Matthews, Head of Industry Sustainability was…