Daan Roosegaarde is on a creative mission to make the world schoonheid, or to us, clean. Based in Rotterdam, Studio Roosegaarde have embarked on the Smog Free project, and have already created the world’s largest vacuum tower that converts smog into clear air in Beijing. The studio have now even worked out how to develop the smog, which is 42% carbon, into diamonds and from these have designed beautiful rings and cufflinks. Every cloud really does have a silver lining!
Whilst some may be looking to the future for medicine, some are looking back, realising the power of remedies that have been lost in the modern world. Anima Mundi Herbals work with indigenous peoples to ensure the most potent and effective products possible, whilst protecting them and their practises to support true fair trade and preserve their knowledge. From energy-boosting tonics to detox kits, there’s something to benefit everyone, and their beautifully designed packaging make them perfect presents.
Behno is a new ethical fashion line which marries beautiful textiles, hand-made from industrious Indian women with the key eye of designers in New York. After visiting India, Shivam Punjya Behno’s founder found that 90% of India’s clothing factories are driven by women. Shocked by the disgusting conditions and dismal pay, he created Behno. Combined with a large non-profit company, plans are to create a new factory in Gujartat, with fair wages and safe working conditions. http://behno.com/
How did the idea for Veja, an ethical sneaker brand come about? Friends from school, Sébastien Kopp and Ghislain Morillion (two French men) decided to audit big international firms con earning their sustainable engagement. While travelling the world for a year, they were very disappointed about the obvious gap between what people were saying and their actions. From this observation, they decided to put their ideas into action and create a new business – which respects human and the environment. They chose…
The Copenhagen Fashion Summit took place last month, leading voices in the world of fashion, business and enterprise came together to question the industry’s responsibility in environmental change. Unable to ignore the severe impact the fashion industry has on the planet – plagued by severe ecological and social challenges such as carbon emissions, high water usage, unsuitable working conditions and more the summit addressed eco-friendly initiatives that will see an innovative approach to ethical fashion. copenhagenfashionsummit.com
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