What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast

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As I’ve had a particularly good week of sustainability and wellbeing events, I thought I’d share a little summary with you. I can’t guarantee this will be the first of a new series of posts as my average weeks aren’t quite so eventful, and quite frankly because I’m not sure anyone wants to know what I’ve done all 52 weeks of the year, but I hope this one will be of interest and may inform you of companies or events you wouldn’t have otherwise have heard of. Here goes… Continue reading “What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast”

Smart Sustainable Sale Shopping

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Now I know how tempting it is to splash out in the sales, but you have to be cautious not get carried away by the marked down price tag. Think carefully before you whack out your wallet- do you really need the item? How often will you wear/use it? Is it good quality? What conditions was it made in? Do you agree with the company’s ethos and operating processes? Even if it’s made by a sustainability-conscious company, having items you don’t use is a waste of your money, as well as the materials and labour that went into producing the product. So take your time and really think about it. Continue reading “Smart Sustainable Sale Shopping”

Fashion Revolution Week: What is it and what’s on in London?

 

On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This building collapsed despite many workers point out cracks in walls to their managers weeks before. Fashion Revolution was born to raise awareness of disasters like Rana Plaza and to catalyze action to transform the fashion industry into a more ethical, fair and sustainable one. They believe that fashion can be made in a safe, clean and beautiful way, where creativity, quality, environment and people are valued equally.

On 18-24 April, Fashion Revolution Week will bring people from all over the world together to use the power of fashion to change the story for the people who make the world’s clothes and accessories. Continue reading “Fashion Revolution Week: What is it and what’s on in London?”

DIY Valentine’s Day

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Make this Valentine’s Day a personal one by crafting your loved one a special gift yourself. Don’t go crazy trying to find the perfect gift for someone that has everything they need. Instead, make them something they will use, that shows you know them, and that you will put in a lot of effort to make them happy. Plus, handmade gifts tend to be cheaper and you can make them with more natural, eco-friendly materials!  Continue reading “DIY Valentine’s Day”

Veganise Your Pancake Day

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Vegan pancakes? They’re much easier than you might’ve thought, and delicious too! Plus, a vegan diet has been found to emit 2.5 times less greenhouse gases, requires less water and space, and is ultimately more sustainable with a growing population (read more). So don’t miss out on the flipping fun this Shrove Tuesday. Follow this simple and easy recipe, stack them high, and add whatever toppings you fancy (inspiration below): Continue reading “Veganise Your Pancake Day”

Gather&See Pop Up Shop, Peckham

Gather&See have just opened a Pop Up at Bias Boutique in Peckham. It will run for 1 month from 19th January until 21st February. The store will showcase a selection of sustainable and ethical products edited especially for the London store. Brands will include Osei Duro, Seek Collective, Blake LDN, Danielle Foster and A Peace Treaty. Continue reading “Gather&See Pop Up Shop, Peckham”

Sustainability at Selfridges: Bright New Things

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Selfridges has partnered with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion on a new project, Bright New Things, to promote and support British designers focused on operating in an environmentally-friendly manner. The project launched yesterday (7th January) and will run through to March. Selfridges will be hosting a series of events to discuss the relationship between retail and ecology. The six shared window displays on Oxford Street will showcase the designer’s collections, which are estimated to be seen by 110,000 daily passersby. Selfridges and CSF hope that this will help raise awareness and inspire change in 2016. Continue reading “Sustainability at Selfridges: Bright New Things”