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How you can support our waste reclaiming and recycling heroes
Reclaimers have been excluded from the list of essential services. As result these people, an integral part of our municipal waste management system, are barred from earning a living. Waste ...
Covid-19: Textile industry agrees on temporary relief for employees
Regulations giving effect to the government’s commitment to assist ailing industries and workers through the Unemployment Insurance Fund are being gazetted. The first agreement, gazetted on Tuesday, is between the ...
It’s time to sew masks
Finally, general opinion, informed by a growing number of experts and virologists, is in favour of wearing face masks. The question whether to mask or not has led to increasingly ...
Lockdown blog: Fashion insiders share their stories
For 21 days, we’re keeping a running blog with advice and comments from our community. What support can you offer? What are your hopes? What are your fears? Join the ...
21 essential things to do during lockdown
So much time, so much to do… where should you start? We’ve spent the last two days compiling this list for you.  Whatever you choose, do it gently and kindly.  ...
The best design mentor in the world is not human
There is only one designer that has mastered the art of sustainability and does so without creating waste. That designer is nature. And, now after making a mess of nature, ...
Meet the storytellers exploring the future of circular design in Africa
We’ve gathered six southern-African storytellers in Cape Town for the first stage of their Design Futures storytelling project. In December we put out a call for entries and a few weeks ...
Expert says fashion weeks represent an industry unwilling to change
As the new season of fashion weeks kicks off, we publish an opinion by head of Ethical fashion Initiative, Simone Cipriani, who believes that fashion weeks represent an industry unwilling ...
Book extract: Ten small things we can do to make a difference
No man is an island. Everything we do, even the smallest gesture, can make a difference. This is not just an expression, it is a scientific fact: sociological research has ...
Flygskam? If You’re Feeling Flight Shame Here’s What To Do About It
It’s Wednesday. My social media algorithms won’t let me escape the news headlines. Greta Thunberg has set sail for New York on a zero-carbon yacht. While she leaves Plymouth, in ...
Seven South African Women to Follow this Women’s Day
Women’s Day in South Africa marks the anniversary of the 1956 women’s march on the Union Buildings protesting the extension of pass laws. It is a day to celebrate them ...
Sarah Farrell: How plastic-free living led me to grassroots activism
Five years ago when I first realised how complicit I am in contemporary throw-away culture,  I started my sustainable living journey, trying to eliminate plastic, and other waste, from my ...
How Tanja Wessels copes with eco-anxiety
When Tanja Wessels saw a coconut wrapped in foam packaging and cling film in her local supermarket something shifted. “I stared at it for what felt like ages, my mind ...
Top Tips: 16 Actions You can Take for the Environment Now
On World Environment Day, we’ve asked our friends and colleagues fighting the good fight for advice on the actions we can take to lighten our tread. Some of these 16 ...
Talking Rubbish: You Think You Know What’s Plastic And What’s Not
The pervasiveness of plastic is no surprise to anyone: plastic shopping bags, food and cosmetic packaging, earbuds, nappies… it’s everywhere. Plastic is polluting our beaches and oceans, affecting sea and ...

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