The future of fashion is circular. How innovative fashion brands are working on circularity

The end of last year and the start of 2019 have seen a sharp increase in consumers’ awareness of the damages associated with fashion production and consumption. Clothes are an essential part of our lives, and fashion represents an important expression of individuality. Nevertheless, we have reached a point where we have lost control of what we consume and how we consume.

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Are you feeling overwhelmed or feeling environmental guilt because of sustainability news?

For many years now, sustainability has been a passion of ours and also part of our daily lifestyle and business concepts. However, we do know that this might not be true for all our blog readers. We do understand that some people might even feel overwhelmed by the sudden tsunami of information and tips on how to change your way of life to be more eco-friendly or to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Nonetheless environmental concerns are pressing and we have to find a way to motivate us. We have thought of some ideas on how people can overcome those negative feelings.

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Patagonia has sued President Trump. Curious to know why?

Why more and more brands are taking a stand on issues such as environmental protection or human rights? Some have been created as Purposed brand, brands that have an environmental and or social mission that it is an integral part of the business. Patagonia is undoubtedly a pioneer activist brand and one not shy of taking a strong stand.

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Heike Schnell
Why do we need to change our online shopping habits to be more sustainable?

Did you know that there is an environmental cost for sending goods back from your online shopping? Of course it is not easy to pin down how much online shopping is damaging our environment, however any unnecessary transportation should be avoided to decrease carbon dioxide emissions. In order to make online shopping more sustainable again, we have to shift our mindset and buying patterns to avoid any unnecessary impact on the environment. We have summarised some tips for consumers and companies in our blog.

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Why is there still no scaleable form of ‘decarbonising’ aircraft travel in the near future?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that 4,6 billion passengers will travel by air this year alone, and expects this number to double by 2040! But how does air travel influence our climate? Air travel is still responsible for 3% of global carbon emission. There is also no scaleable form of ‘decarbonising’ aircraft travel in the near future.

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What are the latest sustainability trends in the hotel industry?

The tourism and travel industry accounts for around 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Of those emissions, 2% is caused by hotels around the world. Incorporating eco-friendly hotel standards can not only be beneficial for the environment but also for the profitability of hotels. We came across some very interesting new hotel concepts that already incorporate the latest trends of being eco-friendlier...

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World Water Day 2019: ‘Leaving no one behind’.

In 2010, the UN recognised “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” Mina Guli decided to raise awareness on the importance of water with a series of epic campaigns , the last one being to run 100 marathons in 100 days. Her story conveys passion, determination and hope.

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Living a sustainable lifestyle is not only about protecting the environment - it is about understanding nature as well!

Living a sustainable lifestyle is not only about reducing our impact on the environment, but also recognising that by being one with nature, we start to understand and respect its resources again. We have highlighted the latest trends to help people be more a part of nature again in our latest blog…

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Toxic smoke is an increasingly grim challenge as air pollution already affects 91% of our world’s population

The World Health Organization held their first Global Conference on ‘air pollution’ in Geneva in 2018, as air pollution is becoming more and more a global test. Also Bangkok has been battling toxic smog since many years. However, in the past weeks air pollution in Bangkok has been really challenging. We asked Mrs Judith Coulson, who is the owner of a successful corporate wellness/health consultancy in Bangkok, about her experience of the past few weeks.

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Are consumers ever going to walk away from non sustainable products of convenience such as coffee pods?

Some lifestyle trends are hard to understand, especially when they are not eco-friendly. It is estimated that in 2017 alone, Nestle produced around 27 billion Nespresso capsules world-wide, which equates to around 9800 tons of aluminium waste per year. Nespresso has a world-wide recycling rate of 80% since 2015, which is available in 30 countries. But is this enough to not cause harm to the environment?

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How sustainable and aesthetically made disposable tableware can replace harmful single-use plastic plates & cutlery

Consumers are still widely using disposable tableware and cutlery made of single-use plastic for social gatherings. However, there exist eco-friendly alternatives. Japanese brand Wasara offers beautiful disposable tableware which is very elegant and fully compostable. Wasara also only uses tree-free materials such as bamboo and bagasse.

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