For more than 50 years, the global production of plastic has increased exponentially. Plastic is a durable, primarily petroleum-based material, which has gradually replaced materials like glass and metal. In Western Europe and North America, approximately 100 kilograms of plastic is consumed each year per person, mostly in the form of packaging. According to the … Continue reading 9 Simple Tips for Reducing Plastic Consumption
We need to encourage more conversations about climate change.
After four years of fashion design study and 10 years working in the garment industry my relationship with textiles has gone thorough swings and roundabouts. I was never a serial shopper (I did enough of that in my day jobs), but I was a mass producer; feeding a market with seasonal ranges of clothing; many … Continue reading Good, Fast and Cheap – Textiles, Consumerism and the Environment
Before I converted to Sustainabilisim (worshippers welcome!) I absentmindedly over consumed, ate meat daily and understood little about the hazardous effects of disposable plastics. I was also ill informed of the nasty ingredients found in every day cosmetics. As a child I remember my uncle taking part in a televised Eco-warrior project and as I was … Continue reading Deo-lemma
Have you ever heard of the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’?! No, neither had I until my local coffee retailer BaristaBike told me about it as I was getting a refill for my KeepCup. Following a bit of background reading I was enlightened to discover that the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ itself is a bit of … Continue reading The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’
How many pairs of jeans do you have in your wardrobe? How often do you wear them and are you washing them after only a days use? How much did they cost and how long do you expect to wear them for? What will you do with them when they are no longer fit for … Continue reading Closing the Loop on Denims Lifecycle
Excited as I was for the upcoming inspirational trip to LA I was conscious of how I was going to keep up my low impact lifestyle approach. Not only would I be clocking up the 5745 air miles to my carbon footprint but I would be living in a hotel and on the go all … Continue reading 72 hours in LA
A life less plastic