When you think of Nike it’s likely that sweatshops and a big trainer-shaped global footprint come to mind. However, the sports brand is moving in the right direction. Last year they released a sustainability report that reveals it hopes to double productivity whilst halving the company’s environmental impact. Keeping to their word, Nike have unveiled designs for the new eco conscious Golden State Warriors’ basketball jerseys – there will be created from polyester and recycled water bottles harvested from the ocean. Nice.
Although not created with sustainability in mind, after learning the impacts the clothing industry has on the world, Mara Hoffman decided to instigate change. Now committed to responsible manufacturing practises and using eco-conscious or sustainable materials where possible, they have addressed the issue and act as an example to other fashion labels. Eco stuff aside, they make beautiful summer clothing perfect for trips abroad, and we’re big fans of their bright, printed swimwear. www.marahoffman.com
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!
Leave your wellies at home and head to Benicassim in Spain this August for one of the biggest reggae festivals in Europe. Over 8 days, Rototom Sunsplash brings the biggest acts from all around the world, with artists such as Seun Kuti and Chronixx performing this year. The festival encourages an eco-conscious community, even planting trees in the campsite area. Sunbathe on the beach, do a workshop, or even see one of the artists speak in the day and then…
Started by Yael Aflalo in 2009, Reformation is a clothes brand on a mission to inspire a sustainable way to create and wear fashion. Pieces are created in their headquarters in downtown L.A. or produced by responsible manufacturing partners in the U.S. or abroad. They have a huge selection, from simple everyday items to beautiful dresses and bridal wear, all made from upcycled sustainable fabrics and vintage garments. Check out the info on how to wash smart on their website aswell. https://www.thereformation.com/
Anekdot Boutique have revolutionised the underwear game, finding a way to make your intimates even more special. Each piece is individually crafted by hand in Berlin, sourcing materials sustainably from anywhere and everywhere. This could be from production leftovers, a factory closing down or vintage trimmings. The designers base each piece around the materials they find, resulting in unique lines that cannot be reproduced. With prices beginning at 39 euros, they’re not asking too much.
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.
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.
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…