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Mr Price launches ‘Local Business Love’
Mr Price has launched its Local Business Love initiative to connect customers with small and local businesses. Brand project manager Zanthea van Zyl says the company felt the need to ...
Film Review: THE STORY OF PLASTIC
Ahead of our virtual screening of THE STORY OF PLASTIC, here is a short review to encourage you to book for the 16 July 2020 event. There is a limited ...
Q&A with sustainability artist Rose-Marie Burger
Needing change, visual artist Rose-Marie Burger moved to an isolated farm in the Northern Cape last year. There, she lives off the grid and focuses on her art. She specialises ...
‘Plastic-free’ fashion is not as green as it seems
We have all become more aware of the environmental impact of our clothing choices. The fashion industry has seen a rise in “green”, “eco” and “sustainable” clothing. This includes an ...
Masego Morgan on her conscious lifestyle choices
Masego Morgan has been talking about sustainable fashion and ethical practices long before most of us had added the word “sustainable” to our vocabulary. She uses Instagram as a platform ...
Youth Day 2020: “Knowing that your life is less valued is scary.”
The world is hurting. Covid-19. Economic collapse. Systemic racism. Young black women and men are on the frontlines. This Youth Day, Twyg asked nine young creatives who we’ve featured recently ...
Zaynab Sadan shares her personal guide to an eco-friendly lifestyle
We have lost our connection to nature says Zaynab Sadan. The masters science graduate from the University of Cape Town says it was researching and discovering how many different systems ...
Aaniyah Omardien’s 9 tips for an eco-friendly life
Aaniyah Omardien is the founder and director of The Beach Co-op, a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation which seeks to reconnect people and nature. “As a family of five I realise ...
Q&A: Artist Victor Ehikhamenor confronts environmental pollution and other hot topics
Nigerian contemporary African artist, Victor Ehikhamenor is influenced by “culture and life” and is unafraid to explore current issues.  Victor’s formative years were guided by his 87-year-old uncle, one of ...
Tips For Virus-Proofing Your Small Business
The Covid-19 crisis has had devastating consequences both socially and economically. As the number of lockdown days grow in South Africa, so too do the queues of the unemployed and ...
Can we rebuild South Africa’s clothing and textile industry one mask at a time?
The South African clothing and textile industry responded swiftly to COVID-19 to protect workers, and many businesses are making personal protective gear. Is this enough to sustain a struggling sector? ...
What a sustainable circular economy would look like
by Anne Velenturf and Phil Purnell More than 100 billion tonnes of materials entered the global economy in 2017 to generate power, build infrastructure and homes, produce food, and provide ...
Unpacking secondhand clothes in Africa
Dan Banik reflects on his studies of secondhand clothes in Malawi. The sale of used clothing is a billion-dollar global industry. According to some estimates, almost 70% of garments that are ...
5 Textiles You Could Wear Soon
It’s not only clothing, but textiles too, that have supply chains and an ecological impact on the planet. For this reason,  the platform for fabric innovation, The Sustainable Angle, has ...
Dana Thomas: Are sewing robots good or bad for the fashion industry?
We’re familiar with the negative impact of the industry, but what about the potential solutions? In this  extract from Fashionopolis Dana Thomas explores the pros and cons of sewbots.  I have heard ...

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