In the wake of the recent BBC1 programme on plastic pollution ‘Drowning in Plastic’ it’s inspiring to discover the genious minds of the creative industries around the world in addressing these probems from food to fashion. BBC1 programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bmbn47 Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/22/meet-the-pioneers-tackling-plastic-waste-loliware-straws-vin-and-omi Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Observer AdvertisementsRead more "Meet the anti-plastic warriors: the pioneers with bold solutions to waste"
Oceans around the world are drowning in plastic. It’s washing up on our beaches, and it’s working its way into our food chain. For every metre of coastline in the world, there are 16 grocery bags full of trash entering the sea each year, and that is mainly because 85% of the plastic produced worldwide […]Read more "Parley x Corona Collaborate To Find Eco-innovative Approaches To Marine Plastic Pollution"
We are heading for exciting times, where fashion as you know it will change exponentially. When I was studying for my MA back in 2011 I discovered a number of material developments that are named here, which were still in their infancy. Glad to see that there is real growth in looking at the impact […]Read more "Ten ways to make fashion greener"
I first discovered the impact of mixed fiber clothing on the planet when I was studying for my Masters degree in Fashion & The Environment at the London College of Fashion between 2011-2013. It seems it as taken along time for the media to pick up on what scientists had discovered, that in all the […]Read more "California Bill Would Require New Label With Polyester Pollution Warning"
I have just discovered this website and the article written by Carrie Davis that sheds some light on the probelms with using plastic in the fashion industry. “This piece is a two-part piece on the issue of Plastics that is a crucial conversation and we were keen to talk about it here at RangeRoom. At […]Read more "The problem with plastic…"
London – Pineapples, bananas, apples, coffee, hemp and stinging nettles – the list may sound like someone’s shopping list but these items are actually natural resources which have been used to create innovative, sustainable textiles within the fashion industry. In light of the industry’s dwindling resources, in particular, resource-intensive natural fibres, such as cotton and […]Read more "Key Sustainable Textile Innovations Set to Transform the Industry in 2018"
A new line of shoes is making every effort to be cruelty-free and sustainable by considering every aspect of their material and production. VegNews reports that Veerah Shoes have forgone leather in favor of material made from upcycled apple peels, and the result is actually super cute. Full article: http://www.greenmatters.com/living/2017/11/16/Zjlh7l/vegan-apple-peels Image source: InstagramRead more "These Gorgeous Vegan Shoes Are Made From Apple Peels"