Category: Lifestyle

  • Slow Fashion: Rehabilitating Earth x Trouser Project

    Slow Fashion: Rehabilitating Earth x Trouser Project

    Today, the average person buys around 50% more clothes than they did in 2000. This bulging market, ever feeding our need to be a part of the next trend, is a consequence of fast fashion. So, what is fast fashion? And how are Trouser Project, a Manchester-based fashion brand, helping to turn the tide? Fast […]

  • It’s not easy being green – but here are some ways to start this Earth Day

    It’s not easy being green – but here are some ways to start this Earth Day

    By Abbie McGrath In an age where supermarkets wrap bananas in plastic, being eco-friendly can seem like a difficult task. Even as sustainable options improve, a green lifestyle still requires dedication and effort to keep up – traits not ideal for the busy, lazy or disorganised among us. There are, however, many low-effort ways to […]

  • The Zero Waste Rebellion

    The Zero Waste Rebellion

    By Toryn Whitehead A zero waste lifestyle is a growing trend in the UK led by hundreds of small, independent shops. These businesses seek to put an end to excessive, single-use packaging by providing a zero-waste alternative that minimises the environmental impact of our consumer habits. In 2016, 221 million tonnes of total waste was […]

  • The Plastic Problem

    The Plastic Problem

    By Amie Williams Avoiding single-use plastic has become synonymous with saving the planet. Anyone caught buying a plastic shopping bag is destined to shame internally and from fellow shoppers. Even if I was the thirstiest I have ever been in my life, it would take a lot for me to gather up the courage to […]

  • What the M*lk?!

    What the M*lk?!

    By Toryn Whitehead Everyone loves milk. Whether it’s with your morning cuppa, in your cereal, or a glass before bed its a staple in most households. During 2019/20 15 billion litres of milk were produced in the UK alone, enough to cover the city and county of Cardiff in a ten centimetre layer of milk. […]

  • Santa Claus vs The Grinch

    Santa Claus vs The Grinch

    By Toryn Whitehead Standing at 5’7″ with a weight of 260 pounds we have Santa Claus. In the opposite corner, standing at 4’5″ with a weight of 145 pounds we have The Grinch. Santa Claus is fighting to save modern Christmas: excessive consumerism and excessive food waste which has a huge carbon footprint. The Grinch […]

  • The Hidden World of Fast Fashion

    The Hidden World of Fast Fashion

    By Toryn Whitehead The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as consuming more energy than the aviation and shipping industry combined. If we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in line with the goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, we must […]

  • No Space for Food Waste

    No Space for Food Waste

    By Toryn Whitehead We’ve all been guilty of it. Brown bananas in the fruit bowl. The potatoes hiding at the back of the cupboard are starting to sprout shoots. The cream sits in the fridge with blue and yellow dots of mould. The most likely outcome for these forgotten items is the one that requires […]