We’re setting sail to a brave new fashion world. Join us. Environmentalist Ellen MacArthur shared some shocking truths with us yesterday in her latest report and we’re still reeling. 50% of high street fashion is disposed of within a year.
Francesca Willow is an artist, a writer and the dazzling creative behind Ethical Unicorn. With her unique, informed voice she aims to inspire and equip her readers with the knowledge they need to live a more sustainable, educated lifestyle. Francesca believes that small choices have big impacts when we make them together.
Staying zero waste when you’re out and about is probably the most challenging part of living a waste-free lifestyle. Many people and companies do not realise the impact of waste on our environment, so I often get strange looks when I bring my own containers and questions when I refuse certain things.
For millennia humans have been using wood to build and craft, but it’s looking like the humble tree might also be the building material of our future. Researchers at Kyoto University are working to develop a material that uses wood pulp to create extra strong panels that they believe could be set to replace steel.
Since we were kids, we’ve constantly been told to share. Home-sharing – and to a degree, Airbnb – is the ultimate form of sharing and home-swapping is the purest type of sharing out there. They’re both wonderful ways to involve yourself in the sharing economy.
Our guest writer Cody from EcoShoppr shares the reasons he’s buying things once and buying things green. The shopping world in 2016 may seem totally materialistic and impulse driven. But there’s good news: it’s changing. There can be enormous value in just pausing, taking a breath, and moving a small step back before you get catapulted to the checkout.