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Tag: sustainability

The problem with the fashion industry

The problem with the fashion industry

Fashion, Lifestyle, Shopping
"I like my money where I can see it. Hanging in my closet" those words uttered by Sex and The City's heroine Carrie Bradshaw have become a mantra to live by for millions of people around the world. But to what cost?  After the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed in 2013, killing over 1,000 of its worker's people where left outraged. The problem they'd be ignoring for years had become headline news. High street favourites Primark, Mango and Inditex (the parent company behind Zara) all had their clothing produced in this factory which was not fit to work in. The Voice of London spoke to Elly, a dressmaker and blogger, from London who had lots to say about sustainability within her industry. She talked about how she first got into sustainability and ethical clothing:

Sustainability in Borough Market; Milica Cosic reports

Featured, Food
  Borough Market, a hidden food suburbia, nestled in Southwark, just a few meters after the iconic Shard building. It is a magical little place where all sorts of produce and delicacies can be bought. From artisan bakeries and chocolatiers to fishmongers, butchers and fruiters, Borough Market is acknowledged for its ability to source quality and good tasting British and international produce. Farmers stalls, pick- your- own farms and many markets now sell produce and food that is cheap but, not necessarily sustainable. Therefore, Milica Cosic wants to find out whether Borough Market traders, in all their reputability strive to sell food that is sustainable and low on the food mile scale. Words: Milica Cosic | Subbing: Kate Kulniece
M.I.A. Asks Fans To Create Their Own Merch To Help The Environment

M.I.A. Asks Fans To Create Their Own Merch To Help The Environment

Activism, Fashion, Music
The singer who recently released her fifth studio album, AIM, has provided emblems and designs to produce their own t-shirts and jumpers. Reporter: Andrew Whiteford | Sub-Editor: Alex Clement  M.I.A. has tweeted to her 695,000 followers that she did not want to create a new line of merchandise due to the effect it has on sweatshops and the environment. She came up with a new alternative, allowing her fanbase to get creative and design their own fashion. Today, she uploaded ideas to her website so people can get creative with some basic designs and vectors provided for free. She tweeted: It’s shown to be a popular idea amongst environment activist groups and her fans. The Sri Lankan musician has consistently used her global reach as a way to educate on environmental is