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Slow Fashion: Developing Artisanship for a Sustainable Fashion Industry

Slow Fashion: Developing Artisanship for a Sustainable Fashion Industry

Anyone with an interest in fashion, no matter how remote, is familiar with the description label “handmade”. This familiarity increases if you are part of the sustainable fashion community because in this circle, the tag represents more than just a higher price. It additionally stands for care, durability and a commitment to the environment.  Now...

Igbo Weaving and Akwete Fabric: The Future of Sustainable Fashion Could Be Hidden in Our Past

Igbo Weaving and Akwete Fabric: The Future of Sustainable Fashion Could Be Hidden in Our Past

In the fashion industry, the conversation on sustainability is an ever-evolving one. The principles and concepts that decide what products are ethical or sustainable are ever shifting and expanding. So I read what I could and for my own benefit, I surmised that a fashion brand is ethical and sustainable fashion if the brand “…treats...

Climate Joy Week #19: San Francisco International Airport Bans Plastic Water Bottles, Plans for Africa’s First Vertical Forest Unveiled and much more…

Climate Joy Week #19: San Francisco International Airport Bans Plastic Water Bottles, Plans for Africa’s First Vertical Forest Unveiled and much more…

Welcome to this week’s edition of Climate Joy. This week as usual, we bring you news that will gladden your green heart. From the ice of Northern Canada to the warmth of Cairo, we’ve collated our weekly list of a few impressive positive developments in the communal fight to create a better environment for us...

What’s All the Buzz About Saving the Bees?

What’s All the Buzz About Saving the Bees?

If you have ever lived in a farm or rural area, then you must already be pretty familiar with bees. I should know; I was raised alongside my siblings in rural Nigeria and in all our tree-climbing and bush-roaming for both fruits and fun, we were always wary of bees and their hives. I’ve lived...

Voting Green: How to Encourage People to Vote for Politicians That Support Climate Action

Voting Green: How to Encourage People to Vote for Politicians That Support Climate Action

As the prospect of a climate apocalypse becomes increasingly likely, people from all walks of life have been spurred into action. One such form of action is electing into power popular representatives who are committed to climate action. This undertaking has enjoyed a great boost from the overwhelming number of citizens who are now worried...

Climate Joy Week #17: Greta Thunberg and The 1975 Release a Climate Change Anthem, Air New Zealand Scraps Single-Use Plastic and more…

Climate Joy Week #17: Greta Thunberg and The 1975 Release a Climate Change Anthem, Air New Zealand Scraps Single-Use Plastic and more…

Welcome to yet another edition of our Climate Joy series. This week, as in all others, we will briefly examine some of the cool developments happening across the globe for (not against) our planet. From creative music and further limitations on single-use plastic, taking you from Indonesia all the way to Estonia; we bring this...