How you can give up fast fashion
In today's sustainable news: UK shoppers are buying and selling more pre-owned fashion online now than five years ago, as ‘sustainable’ fashion becomes increasingly popular, eBay has found. According to new consumer spending data from the platform, UK shoppers spent £187million on over 20million pre-owned fashion items on the site in the 12 months to June 2019, a 15% increase compared with 2014, as circular economy values influence today’s mainstream shopping behaviours. The data also shows UK
Will the fast fashion business model ever become outdated?
With most retailers eager to leave 2020 behind them, many fast-fashion designers are in a better shape than they started the year. By definition, fast-fashion offers trendy clothes at affordable prices, which means it requires a highly responsive supply chain to support a constant change in offer. To allow such a quick turnaround, designers and suppliers are often accused of unethical practices when it comes to paying factory workers fairly or limiting the environmental impact “There’s a poin
Not the Year Ahead: Sustainability
Marketing and PR jobs still failing to capitalise on flexibility We may well have spent 2020 waxing lyrical about the revolution afoot in the workplace, yet nearly four in five marketing, media and PR jobs advertised in the UK make no reference to flexible working.
The retailers who are turning Black Friday green
Green Friday 2020: How retailers are turning Black Friday green by donating profits to climate charities With Black Friday falling towards the end of a tough year for retailers, a number of businesses are hoping to use the annual savings event as a force for good Climate change, social purpose and corporate values are becoming more important in the mind of consumers. And with Black Friday falling towards the end of a tough year for retailers, a number of businesses are hoping to use the annual
Here's why I've chosen green living
Georgina Wilson-Powell had an epiphany aged 30 and now strives to live a more environmentally-friendly life I used to work as a travel and lifestyle writer for various publishers. I was flying about 30 times a year all over the world, staying in hotels with gold-plated taps and drinking from a mountain of plastic water bottles as I hopped from country to country. When I hit 30 I had a “what am I doing moment” and became more aware of environmental issues. I started to become interested in orga
Incredible photos capture one of Europe's toughest animal migrations
Life up in the Tusheti mountains, in the north-east corner of Georgia, hasn't changed much in hundreds of years. Sheep outnumber humans and modern life has barely scratched the harsh surface.
Why 2018 will be all about Djibouti
I say Djibouti. You say – bless you? A tiny east African nation, Djibouti is one of Lonely Planet’s top places to visit in 2018. Never heard of it? Don’t worry, they’re used to it here.
Visit Florida's hippest city
It’s Florida but not as you know it - Georgina Wilson-Powell swaps the amusement parks for the great outdoors on the state’s Gulf Coast
Discover London's first zero waste food hall
Talk about retail therapy. If you despair at the pile of plastic that’s immediately created when you get home from the supermarket, then it’s time to rethink the way you shop and head to new zero waste food market, Bulk Market.
Why foodies will love the Isle of Skye
Left, right and keep going — you can’t miss it.” You know you’re somewhere remote when there’s no 4G and Google Maps is but a dream. I’ve reverted back to the old fold-out map — and have promptly got lost.
A slew of new hotel launches and luxury experiences has put the Asian nation firmly on travellers’ radar again
Why Aspen is a ski town that isn’t just for winter
Ding. The tiny brass on brass sound rings out across the mountain top. “And breathe…” I try and breathe out and find that I’m actually panting. I can see the sky and the birds and the forests on a mountainside, except they’re upside down forming a sharp V against the bright blue morning.
Are insects the new sushi?
There’s no point skirting around it, insects have a yuk factor. But with over one million types in total and over 2,000 eaten all over the world, it’s difficult to come up with an answer to the question, “But what do they taste like?”
How to be a digital nomad
Jobs have changed. As technology has become more flexible, and wifi almost omnipresent, it’s no wonder people are swapping their desks for dreamier locations.
This is Brazil's best beach - and you've probably never heard of it
“Everyone sings really badly here,” says Bob Shevlin. “But it doesn’t matter – it’s an expression of soul.”
The Faroe Islands: an epic destination for foodies
"There you go, that’s the cod heart.” Burly, bearded Faroese fisherman Gunnar Skúvadal holds his hand out as our wooden boat rocks violently in the Atlantic swell.
Brilliant craft beers made from waste
We might be post-peak craft beer (and possibly post-beard) but independent breweries are the ones pushing what’s possible in terms of sustainable sips. From alternative energy to reimagining the wastewater system, brewers are bonkers for new bio and eco processes.
5 street eats you have to try in Sri Lanka
The visuals are as vivid as the flavours when it comes to grub in the capital of Colombo
Our cities have become larger, busier and more complex and the needs of their inhabitants and the drain of resources on the planet are often at odds.