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Smart Sustainable Sale Shopping

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Now I know how tempting it is to splash out in the sales, but you have to be cautious not get carried away by the marked down price tag. Think carefully before you whack out your wallet- do you really need the item? How often will you wear/use it? Is it good quality? What conditions was it made in? Do you agree with the company’s ethos and operating processes? Even if it’s made by a sustainability-conscious company, having items you don’t use is a waste of your money, as well as the materials and labour that went into producing the product. So take your time and really think about it.

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Sustainability at Selfridges: Bright New Things

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Selfridges has partnered with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion on a new project, Bright New Things, to promote and support British designers focused on operating in an environmentally-friendly manner. The project launched yesterday (7th January) and will run through to March. Selfridges will be hosting a series of events to discuss the relationship between retail and ecology. The six shared window displays on Oxford Street will showcase the designer’s collections, which are estimated to be seen by 110,000 daily passersby. Selfridges and CSF hope that this will help raise awareness and inspire change in 2016.

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Eileen Fisher: No Excuses

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Eileen Fisher is globally recognised as a leader in more environmentally-friendly fashion. The brand is currently considered to be 66% sustainable, but this is not enough for Eileen and the company. They want 100% sustainability and are determined to get it, no excuses.

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IKEA’s Better Cotton

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IKEA set an ambitious target to source 100% of its cotton from Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) farmers by 2015. When you think of the world’s greatest cotton consumers, IKEA may not spring to mind, but it in fact uses 0.7% of the global cotton supply! That makes the fact that IKEA now buys all of its cotton from farmers working with the BCI all the more significant.

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WCW: Sophia Bush

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Sophia Bush won my heart when she played Brooke in One Tree Hill. Since learning about her efforts to raise awareness of environmental and ethical issues she has officially stolen it! She uses her media presence to inform the public of causes that need greater attention, notably support for women in developing countries and environmental degradation.

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COP21: An Overview & The Fashion Industry

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At the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris, known as COP21, 196 countries joined together in the Paris Agreement, a universal pact that sets the world on a course to a zero-carbon, resilient and prosperous future.

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Gather&See

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Gather&See are an online platform for sustainable fashion. They offer a carefully selected collection of sustainable brands from across the world. All featured companies follow Gather&See’s 6 founding principles: Fair trade, Organic, Recycled, Eco-friendly, Handmade and Small Scale Production.

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WCW: Livia Firth

 

Livia Firth. What a truly astonishing woman. She is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Eco-Age, the Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge, an Executive Producer of The True Cost movie, an Oxfam Global Ambassador, and a UN Leader of Change. Need I say more?