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Wool week: the benefits of wool

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Through my writing for the ethical fashion brand BIBICO‘s blog, I’ve discovered many benefits of wool I hadn’t previously known; and what better time to share these with you than national wool week?!

Now of course there are some issues surrounding the raising of sheep for wool, and much of the wool we use comes from sheep reared for meat which has ethical implications, but there are also many sustainability-related benefits of the natural fibre which are worth exploring.

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Health and Wellbeing in the Retail Environment


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The World Green Building Council (WGBC) released a report on Monday regarding health, wellbeing and productivity within the retail environment. A number of retailers are looking at how they can improve the experience of employees and customers in their stores. The retail environment, for example the lighting, indoor air quality, thermal comfort etc., can impact employees perception of the work space with a direct impact on staff retention and sickness rates. Similarly, it can impact customer perceptions and therefore sales, footfall and customer loyalty. This report forms one of the first major outputs from the WGBC’s Better Places for People campaign.

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Reforming The Fashion Industry

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REFORMATION isn’t just known for creating beautifully elegant pieces, but also for their incredible commitment to operating in a sustainable and ethical manner. They produce killer clothes that don’t kill the environment!

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BluePatch: Britain’s Sustainable Market

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Photo credit: Rose Fulbright

BluePatch is a sustainable marketplace for UK design, ethical fashion, eco-furniture, green gifts, organic & fair trade food. They’re helping to connect shoppers to independent, local businesses that are improving the sustainability of their operations. This may include the use of locally grown foods in their products, raw materials from sustainable sources or renewable energy to power their workshops.