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.
Everyone’s favourite highstreet shop Zara has at long last launched a sustainable collection for AW16, expertly made from organic cotton & recycled wool. This collection is classic tailored Zara pieces, with oversized coats and bell-sleeved dresses & tops – perfectly on trend for AW16. But the good news doesn’t stop there, Zara is also committed to using 100% recycled boxes and has a recycling programme for your old clothes – drop them off in store or they’ll even collect from your home.
Teaming up with clothing Start-up Evrnu, Levi’s has launched the first pair of 511 jeans made from recycled cotton. Using a new fabric-recycling technology, worn clothing can be dissolved into a new, high-quality thread. This is excellent news as around 11 million tons of textile waste in the US alone ends up in landfills every year. Is this the beginning of a conscious change in fashion?