How about a festival that soothes and cleanses the mind, body and soul and encourages respect for all life and the planet? Spirit fest does just that – celebrating life & spirituality through art and music, but also offering healing workshops, cocoa ceremonies, tantric dance, yoga and much more. With hot showers, a steam sauna, veggie, vegan and raw food. This festival is perfect to round up a summer and to enter Autumn with a cleansed body and mind. www.spiritfestuk.org
The ‘Taihi’ bin is revolutionizing waste recycling by making it a lot more kitchen-friendly. Food waste bins tend to be a bit messy, a bit ugly and a bit smelly. This device however features a double-lidded system that extracts the liquid from the waste, storing it in a separate compartment. The compartment can then be removed to instantly feed household plants, and also be easily cleaned. It’s also been beautifully designed, so it won’t be an eyesore in your kitchen.
Designer Stefano Boeri is branching out from his skyscraper ‘forests’, to building an entire forest city in Liuzhou, China – that will fight the increasing issue of air pollution naturally. The 40,000 trees will absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and other pollutants a year whilst producing a huge amount of oxygen, making it a much cleaner environment for the 30,000 people it will host. When can we move in?
Trump may think climate change is a hoax but that hasn’t stopped New Jersey passing a new law requiring the state to develop a plan to cut food waste in half by 2030. 40% of food produced in the U.S. is thrown out. Not only is that a waste of money and food, but it is also a waste of cropland and energy. Plus, the rotting food releases methane, so it’s a great place to start for a greener future!
Believe it or not, air pollution is the world’s single largest health risk, causing seven million premature deaths every year. Green City Solutions however have harnessed the power of nature to create the CityTree, which has the same air-purifying effect as 275 trees in the space of one. The CityTree stemmed from the discovery that moss cultures capture more pollutants than any other plant, plus it can even sustain itself through solar panels. Let’s hope they catch on!
Graphene is an astonishing material that is both flexible and stronger than steel. The Graphene Company have utilized its powers to create an eco-friendly paint which is also long-lasting – ‘Graphenstone’. It is superconductive so acts as an insulator meaning you can switch off the central heating and air-con, helping both your pocket and the environment. Plus, a little goes a long way, as only one liter of paint is needed to cover eight square meters twice.
How are you today – what does a normal day consist of for you? A normal day really varies. I could be researching Ayurvedic remedies for inspiration, emailing with someone who has expressed an interested in SAMAYA or thanking those who have provided feedback on our products, or I could be in the lab working on a new formulation or visiting one of my suppliers. Thankfully most of them are not far from London so I don’t have very far…
To help reduce the huge amount of waste the fashion industry produces, ‘I AM NOT A VIRGIN’ creates high-quality comfortable but sexy clothing made from recycled plastic bottles combined with polyester & cotton. As well as helping to reduce the amount of plastic bottle waste ‘I AM NOT A VIRGIN’ is in the process of developing an innovative new fabric made from PET and discarded rice husks. And with 3% of sales helping local environmental issues – what’s stopping you! www.iamnotavirgin.com
Introducing Wooda, stylish organic sunglasses made from sustainable and resistant wood. Created in Ibiza, each pair embraces the moods of the island ‘fusion, passion and creativity’. Available in a range of colours and finishes such as purple, yellow and grey – each pair are light, waterproof with stainless steel springs. How would you look in Wooda shades? www.woodasunglasses.com
This colourful explosion of everything ‘peace and love’ has been in existence since 1973 when Hotel Club Punta Arabi offered the hippies a chance to sell their handmade products. Since that very day, the Hippy Market has flourished into a must see destination. The market is full of beautifully handcrafted organic and eco-friendly products. With an abundance of vistors, colourful stalls, live music and food this gem has and will continue to run every Wednesday in Es Canar, Ibiza.