Freitag Boycotts Black Friday and Leads the Sustainable Revolution
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by Paola Vinci
8M ago
Black Friday has arrived, and stepping out of your house exposes you to irresistible offers, outrageous discounts, emails, and shop windows screaming “consumerism.” Fortunately, not all companies share and adhere to this movement, which is guilty of enormous impacts on the environment and people. FREITAG, the Swiss bag company committed to the circular economy for thirty years, has distinguished itself with a bold move, shutting down its online store during Black Friday and, for the first time, also halting sales in its physical stores worldwide. In a day filled with cries of excessive disco ..read more
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Slow Fashion: The What’s And The How’s
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by Menaboh
1y ago
Fashion is one of the most important aspects of our daily life, but how can we consume it in a more responsible way? As we know, the fashion industry is one of the biggest and most influential industries in the world, but at the same time, it’s one of the most harmful to the environment and to the people that work in it. We all know that fast fashion is the quick and inexpensive production of clothing that is often used for only a couple of weeks before being discarded and has become a significant issue – but how bad is it really? The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global carbon em ..read more
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World Down Syndrome Day: “Ridiculous Excuses not to Be Inclusive.”
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by Paola Vinci
1y ago
Today is World Down Syndrome Day. Today is 21/3, and there is an apparent reference to Trisomy 21, which characterizes Down syndrome. A necessary World Day, also officially recognized by the UN, aims to encourage the spreading of a culture of diversity based on the solid principles of respect and inclusion, not yet sufficiently rooted in our society. This year the theme of World Down Syndrome Day is “With Us Not For Us“ Why is it Important to Celebrate This Day? World Down Syndrome Day is a pivotal event to increase awareness of Down Syndrome among individuals and create an inclusive cultur ..read more
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March 8th: Women, Life, Freedom
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by Paola Vinci
1y ago
Today is March 8, and every year, International Women’s Rights Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world; in 25 of them, it is a national holiday. Although it mainly takes on a commercial significance today, it is essential to note that this Day is dedicated to further reflecting on women’s rights in society. Its history dates back to the early 1900s, although the United Nations General Assembly did not officially recognize it until 1975, the International Women’s Year that initiated the “United Nations Decade for Women: Equity, Development, and Peace.“ Why is March 8th Ce ..read more
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Who Are The Climate Refugees?
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by Paola Vinci
1y ago
In recent years, immigration and emigration have become some of the most discussed challenges at the international level. Italy is no exception and often makes headlines not only for some unfortunate statements by some ministers but also for being one of the countries most involved in maritime trafficking undertaken by men, women, and children seeking life and freedom. The social phenomenon in which individuals or groups move from their place of origin to another destination, usually intending to find new job opportunities. Treccani It is the most widely used definition of emigration. Since ..read more
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A Light Flight towards Sustainability: BaconSugar is Born
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by Paola Vinci
1y ago
The new limited edition capsule collection, BaconSugar, launched during Milan Fashion Week 23/24 is the exclusive collaboration between the renowned outerwear brand Bacon, and the luxurious multibrand Sugar, from Arezzo. BaconSugar FW 23-24 BaconSugar FW 23-24 Sugar Club, the Space Dedicated to Innovation On February 25th, the collection was presented at Sugar Club, the creative space recently opened by Beppe Angiolini, founder of Sugar. This space hosted a fashion presentation for the first time, becoming the ideal location for the launch of the innovative project Re Love BaconSugar. Sugar ..read more
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Sustainable Christmas Markets? Discover the Coolest in Milan
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by Paola Vinci
1y ago
Christmas shopping? Yes, but only sustainable gifts, even to our Planet. Discover the most tremendous and sustainable pop-up stores in Milan, where you will find products and many activities and workshops with artisans, activists, and artists from the world of sustainability. Fun guaranteed in full respect of… the Earth! TGIS: Thank God It’s Sustainable TA-DAAN and APPCYCLED open their doors December 15-20 in the Pollice Art Light Lab at Via Guido D’Arezzo 11 in Milan. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to discover exclusive products and meet designers and artisans capable of transforming ..read more
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Are Insects a Solution or a Threat to Our Future?
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by Sara Zingariello
1y ago
How will we feed our planet in 2050? One of the most critical challenges of our time is the finite nature of natural resources. This a challenge that requires a revolution in many ways, as indicated by the six transformations needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. As for transformation number four, the goal will be to produce enough food to feed more than 9 billion people who will populate the Earth in 2050 and grow exponentially. Created by Tony Futura Already several solutions are addressing this increasingly imminent need. Insect consumption could be a viable source of ..read more
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From Decluttering to Swap Parties: to Circulate is Fashion, not Money
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by Paola Vinci
1y ago
What is a Swap Party? The term “Swap” comes from English and means exchange or barter. However, this word has only acquired a more appealing meaning in recent years, becoming a real trend not only in America and the United Kingdom but also in Italy. A swap party is an event where people exchange clothing, accessories, books, furniture and items of all kinds, without the use of money. Originating in New York City in the early 1960s as authentic neighborhood swapping, sharing opportunities and socializing, it then spread internationally with the 2008 crisis. Swap parties do not involve the use ..read more
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Creative Mending: Social, Cultural, and Sustainable Exchange
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by Francesca Bonotto
1y ago
A creative mending workshop to unite the community and propose a culture of sustainability was the experience organized by Connecting Cultures. The cultural foundation and social enterprise, directed by Anna Detheridge and an all-female team, proposed an upcycle design initiative. The idea was born in response to the call for partners, “Future Days for Adriano Community Center,” with the theme “Care as Culture. Culture as Care.” In the following interview, we asked the Connecting Cultures team to tell us how this experience was born and developed. How did the idea of a workshop for creativ ..read more
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