Discarded and dead objects that become beautiful hats

Discarded and dead objects that become beautiful hats

Sahar Freemantle has been a milliner for seven years and is experimenting with how to create beautiful hats using material that is discarded and objects that are regarded as dead. 

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Tips for starting a sustainable business

Tips for starting a sustainable business

Quazi Design founder Doron Shaltiel talks to us about how she started her sustainable business and what advice she has for others who want to do the same. 

 

 

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How did Wires make friends in Zimbabwe? Q&A with co-founder Jimmy Saruchera.

How did Wires make friends in Zimbabwe? Q&A with co-founder Jimmy Saruchera.

We spoke to co-founder of Wires Jimmy Saruchera about his role in making Wires Glasses a reality, and his advice for others that want to have a social impact in Zimbabwe and elsewhere.

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DAMSEL & DAUGHTER: for the love of crafts & women's health

DAMSEL & DAUGHTER: for the love of crafts & women's health

This week we got Mai Gornall, the woman behind D A M S E L  &  D A U G H T E R, to give us a run down on how her little leather and vegan leather coin purses are improving women's health in London.

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Can we 3D print a better world?

Can we 3D print a better world?

3D printing technology is transforming the way that we think, make and innovate across industries and in the home. People are excited about the potential released by 3D printing – and we’re excited about the positive social impact it can have. Plastic spools, resin, powder and metal are processed into prosthetic limbs, affordable housing, bespoke medical treatment, toys, sunglasses, and more.

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Setting up shop and women's empowerment in Damascus

Setting up shop and women's empowerment in Damascus

Syrian-born Kinge has faced many challenges in the running of “I Love Syria”, a social enterprise working with internally displaced women arriving to Damascus.

“I visited a shelter and met these women,” Kinge explained, “I thought to myself, we need to provide them with income so that they can have independence and peace, not poverty and violence.”

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Lily Cole speaks to author of Stuffocation James Wallman about

Lily Cole speaks to author of Stuffocation James Wallman about "stuff"

A little segment of an interview between Lily Cole and James Wallman, author of Stuffocation and advocate of "experientialism". They talk about the patterns and problems of consumerism and their different ideas on how to change things. 

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The ethical jewellery and colourful journeys of Artisans & Adventurers

The ethical jewellery and colourful journeys of Artisans & Adventurers

We visited Amy & Bee - the women behind Artisans & Adventurers - in their East London studio and chatted about their creative journey and how they are collaborating with artisans and designers in East Africa.

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Have an Ethically-Merry Christmas with our stocking filler gift sets

Have an Ethically-Merry Christmas with our stocking filler gift sets

Want to give back to society while giving presents?

We have put together an ethically merry stocking filler gift trio for you this festive season! 

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Pressing Olives for Peace

Pressing Olives for Peace

Jews, Arabs, Bedouin and Druze are working together on this family-run olive grove to produce press olives for Peace Olive Oil, an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust.

“People have this view that everyone is at war, but they’re not,” said Dame Hilary Blume, founder of the project.

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The food blog that is helping us waste less

The food blog that is helping us waste less

Chloë Stewart talks to Buy Impossible about her food blog Nibs Etc and gives us her top tips for reducing food waste. 

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Sustainable sleeps and stories

Sustainable sleeps and stories

New to Buy Impossible this week is an ambitious bedding project that aims to support and inspire the protection of the natural world, as well as nurture a generation of imaginative storytellers.

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