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Q&A with Jinae Heyns on how Matsidiso shoes take sustainable steps
Founded in 2017 on a calculated whim, Jinae Heyns left her marketing career to co-found the ethical shoe brand, Matsidiso. Jinae had approached her mother-in-law about the family’s struggling dance-shoe ...
Thankyou flips the system in a bid to change the world
Have you heard about the Australian company called Thankyou? Not yet? You will soon. This company has come up with an audacious business model to “flip consumerism and change the ...
Can cyberspace save fashion?
Fashion is approaching the future.  With a sold-out virtual reality Circular Fashion Summit taking place this weekend and a well-received 3D Helsinki Fashion Week that took place a few weeks ...
Q&A: Leila Walters on slow traditional handcrafted textile
Leila Walters is crafting what she calls intentional textiles, dedicated to the slow and handmade. Her brand, Crosspolynations was developed as a platform for creative exploration in 2018 after a ...
David Attenborough’s new documentary is surprisingly radical
We have learned so much about nature from David Attenborough’s documentaries over the past seven decades. In a new BBC film he lays bare just how perilous the state of ...
We ask three elderly women about sustainability on Heritage Day
To commemorate Heritage Day, Twyg intern Nobanzi Sokhuthu spoke to three elderly family members about sustainability and about their memories of growing up in rural areas during apartheid. They were ...
Vegan leather made from mushrooms could mould the future of sustainable fashion
Postdoctoral researcher from Vienna University of Technogoly, Mitchell P. Jones explores the viability of vegan leather as an alternative to animal leather.  Seven millennia since its invention, leather remains one ...
Don’t waste this opportunity
Every second of every day, the equivalent of a full dump truck’s worth of textiles is either sent to a landfill or burned. This is the estimate of the Ellen ...
South African government commits to advancing circularity and sustainable consumption
We’re very excited that the South African government has committed to pursuing circularity and sustainable consumption. It has passed the National Waste Management Strategy 2020 which promotes the waste hierarchy ...
Q&A: Designer Ntando XV Ngwenya wonders why we still import clothes
Ntando XV Ngwenya founded an eponymous artisanal clothing brand in 2015 which seeks to break with the norms of how and why clothes are made. After wowing SA Fashion Week ...
How the women in Pavs Pillay’s life shaped her eco-activism
With a letterbox stuffed with acceptance letters to study occupational therapy, physiotherapy and medicine from The University of Witwatersrand, Pavs decided to continue the work of her role models and ...
SwopAnything: a marketplace inspired by circular thinking
The vision of a circular economy is inspiring businesses all over the world to create innovative solutions to increase the lifespan of our stuff. These solutions are addressing our ‘waste ...
Why more aggressive recycling is necessary
In this article by Andrew Tomita and Rob Slotow argue that it’s critical to increase recycling but ask why waste sites have to be close to where people live, especially ...
10 ways to living an eco-friendly life according to Nourish’d’s Natasha Napoli
With over 26,000 followers on Instagram it is safe to say that self-proclaimed ‘crazy urban hippie’ and founder of plant-based cafe and juice bar, Nourish’d, Natasha ‘Tash’ Napoli is an ...
Happy By Nature’s top 6 organically-grown indigenous plants for your home
Indoor plants are a great way to bring nature into the home. But when thinking about which plant to choose, do you consider whether or not it is local, and ...

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