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ABIDA – SAMAYA AYURVEDA FOUNDER

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…

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ECO LUX AT HOTEL SOUTH BEACH MIAMI

Surrounded by 600 feet of golden yellow sand that touches the cool blue Atlantic Ocean, sits 1 Hotel South Beach Miami. Inspired by its surroundings, the retreat is carefully crafted using reclaimed materials, making it the height of sustainable accomodation. DESIGN The decor of Barry Stermlicht’s uber-luxe Eco hotel, is influenced by nature in every respect, using stone, recycled wood and natural organic fabrics. Each room is fitted with Triple clear water filters, hemp blend-filled Keetsa mattresses, yoga mats and…

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RYAN – WHITE LYAN BAR FOUNDER

So White Lyan – take us back, where did it all begin? The idea was something I had many years ago, and the crux was borne from three main motivations – one was a geeky/professionalism angle to be able to take full ownership of our offering and create something we have complete control and influence over. The other was a return to what I saw at the heart of bartending, and to create a space that allowed us to ensure…

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SEBASTIEN & GHISLAIN – VEJA TRAINERS

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…

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URNATUR – GET BACK TO NATURE

Taking it back to how nature intended! Urnatur is a magical lodge in the Forest Hermitage, nestled in between the Holaved forests in Sweden. Owners Ulrika and Hakan have created a peaceful woodland experience that allows you to enjoy the ‘luxury of simplicity’. With Håkan Strotz being a biologist and Ulrika Krynitz a designer, their shared interest in nature, design and self-sustainability has enabled a scenic haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here guests are able…

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SAFIA MINNEY – PEOPLE TREE FOUNDER

As the founder of People Tree can you tell us the ethos behind the brand? I guess I’m the original ‘ethical consumer’. I started People Tree in Japan 25 years ago because I wanted to provide people like me with information and products that are sustainable, Fair Trade and bring about real social change and best business practice. I wanted to prove that a business that puts the people that make its products and the environment first can succeed. That…

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TRI SRI LANKA HOTEL – STYLISH & SUSTAINABLE

Surrounded by Koggala, Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake, lies a modern luxury six acre design hotel. Founded by British photographer Rob Drummond and his wife Lara Baumann Drummond, Tri boasts eleven unique suites which are focused on wellbeing and sustainability. It is clear all things nature has guided the design of this impressive hotel, its geometric elegance and artistic finish embraces a sustainable belief. Only recycled wood and local materials have been used to complete this idyllic, topical accommodation. Living…

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