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The circular economy is the future. Our consumption habits need to change to a circular model in order to protect our resources and combat climate change. The covid-19 pandemic has accelerated its importance, growth, and implementation. Here’s a full overview of the circular economy and latest insights to get you familiarised with a concept that is here to stay.

The circular economy is the opposite of the linear economy, which follows the “produce, use, discard” model, meaning that we use raw materials to produce things and then throw away when they reach the end of life. …


The holiday season is over and everybody is “back to school” or work. Do you really need to buy that brand new notebook, or do you have half-used notebooks lying around? Starting fresh is always a good feeling, but have you ever considered other options to cutting down how much paper and money you spend on fresh or brand new papery goods.

Contrary to popular opinion, paper waste is still a vast environmental problem. There are plenty of reasons why so many of us stick to paper; for example, we like the tactile feel of it, it gives our eyes…


Living in cities can fill us with so much excitement, but during the numerous Covid-19 lockdowns, many of us were boxed in and realised the importance of having a place to feel at home, so we sought to surround ourselves with things (and people) that make us happy. This lead to us moving around to find better housemates, apartments, relationships, workspaces; the list goes on. Have you moved around in the past year, or are you just looking to freshen things up? And are you living in Paris, Milan, Brussels, Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Lisbon? If so, then this may be…


Materials. Where do we start? This is a vast topic, which is both complex but equally exciting when we discover all the possibilities, both new and old, that are currently available to us with so many more innovations on the way. We feel materials is such an important and interesting area of investigation that we can not possibly fit everything in one article, and so, with this article, we mark the beginning of an ongoing dialogue between you and us about materials; expect more like this as we continue to learn and progress through our material world.

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The e-waste crisis can often leave people feeling a little like they’re stuck in the mud. It’s a complicated and vast issue bearing all the trademarks of confusion and helplessness. This has created a strange paradox for many of us as in the wake of the age of digitalisation, technology is rapidly becoming even more rooted in our lives, and so here we find ourselves in a bit of a tricky position.

But this isn’t all our fault. The manufacturing and, therefore, disposal of electronics is inherently complicated, and daily, we are bombarded with the latest and greatest gadgets to…


Our clothes, our buying habits, and our way of handling our closet items at the end of life has an impact on the environment, and it’s called our fashion footprint. Once we measure our fashion footprint, we can take steps to limit our environmental impact by following the steps outlined below.

What is a fashion footprint?

Fashion footprint is the impact of the fashion industry on the environment. The fashion industry creates more damage to the environment with their carbon footprint than the aviation and shipping industries combined. …


Black sneakers made out of apple waste by sustainable brand Komrads

Sneakers are more than just a cushion for our feet — they are a fashion statement. However, most of the stylish sneaker brands we know are not sustainable. Thankfully we have found a range of circular sneaker brands that minimize their environmental impact, while creating high-quality, durable and well designed shoes.

What is the environmental impact of non-sustainable sneakers?

Sneakers leave a large carbon footprint. Research found that the manufacturing of a new pair of shoes creates about 13.6 kg of carbon dioxide emissions. This is equivalent to burning a 100-watt light bulb for one whole week. …


As the planet gets warmer due to climate change, there’s a big concern about water shortage. However, according to the World Bank, we are also facing another type of water crisis: the deteriorating quality of our water.

The World Bank’s research used data from the world’s largest database of water pollution to determine how certain pollutants impact the quality of our water. The researchers used technology such as satellite imaging and artificial intelligence to analyse the data they collected, and to determine how clean the water is. …


📸 Stigerwoods

When we think of sustainable products, we often think about fashion, furniture, and household items. But how about art? Today we introduce you to Martijn Smulders, an artist who makes tiles out of recycled wood panels.

Owner and founder of the Stigerwoods concept, Martijn is based in Amsterdam. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Fine Arts, he was struggling to fit into the independent artist mould, and therefore created Stigerwoods. Martijn believes in finding wonder in ordinary things, which can be seen in all of his collection pieces.

Martjin is captivated by the details and patterns in things that to…


The fashion industry needs to embrace the circular economy in order to reduce their environmental impact. Currently, it is the second largest polluter in the world (after the oil industry). From microplastics in the synthetic materials, to high water usage and pollution, carbon emissions, and the piles that end up in landfills, fast fashion is really detrimental.

How can fashion labels lower their impact on the environment?

A solution to tackling these environmental concerns is to push fast fashion brands to adopt principles of the circular economy. The adoption of some circular practices is growing in the fashion industry with some innovative brands redefining the concept of waste.

Some fast…

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