We drink tap water abroad and live to tell the tale. So far we have drunk tap water from Bali, Cambodia and India, with not one single complaint. In the past, this sounds like a recipe for disaster. Envisioning a holiday spent cradling the toilet rather than out exploring. Well, thanks to Water-To-Go, we can all safely and conveniently stay hydrated anywhere in the world.
It is quite incredible. W2G has engineered a small portable water filter that removes over 99.9% of all microbiological contaminants including microplastics. This little bottle has journeyed with us everywhere, as you can see from our video filmed in Cambodia.
We are all starting to realise that plastic is not so fantastic. Thanks to modern worldwide media sharing, exhibiting the reality of our reliance on short-term conveniences. We see photos and videos of overflowing landfills, plastic waste cluttering coastlines and floating in our oceans on a daily basis. It is pretty repulsive, I am sure we can all agree. Out of sight is definitely not out of mind anymore.
We love to travel. We also love to recycle. In modern life, it’s more common than ever to travel across the world and visit places different to our own. In search of adventure, culture, and stories to share. We believe it’s so important to consider the impact we have on each place when visiting. Watch how Keep Bali Beautiful is doing just that.
We are more aware than ever before about the ways modern fashion negatively affects the environment. People all over the world are experiencing an environmental awakening when it comes to our clothing choices. We can’t talk about sustainable clothing without discussing the cloth garments are made from. Agreed?
Selecting a fabric is one of the first steps in the design process. Determining how the final garment will look, feel, and cost. Over the years fabrics have been adapted to meet the rise in demand and the plummeting costs of clothing.
Where ever we are in the world, whether we like it or not, we all need to wear clothes. Cultural norms differ but that will always remain the same. If like us, you’re a bit of a geek, you’ll know there is a lot of speculation circulating as to what fabrics have the least environmental impact, meaning they are the best to use.
What is Zero Waste Week?
Zero Waste Week has just come to an end. It is a grassroots campaign that takes place every year on the first week of September, raising awareness all over the world about the environmental impact of waste. Empowering us to reduce our own waste and changing old daily habits hopefully all year round.
The campaign lasts for one week and has been surprisingly easy for us. We were really prepared, ready for our trip away. That is all it takes to start, a little prep and forward planning. Long term, the campaign asks us all to consider if we can do better. Challenging people all over the world to dramatically reduce their waste, for good.
Can you do better? The answer is normally yes. In a world literally drowning in plastic, there are so many small easy swaps, that make a difference.
About a month ago at the hight of the British heat wave, we made our way to south London to meet Sophie Dunster, the brains behind the ethical brand, Gung Ho. Today, we are sharing the video while there. Sophie was kind enough to show us her beautiful container studio, and her quirky home on a houseboat.
Sophie’s designs are vibrant and interesting much like herself. Her colourful personality and passion comes through in all of her designs. Having been raised living a low carbon lifestyle, it’s no surprise that Sophie has made it her mission to push the boundaries of sustainable fashion.
We are on a mission to prove that fashion can help bring about positive change. Gung Ho helps people to make an impact in their daily lives, which is something we really love and talk about, like, all the time.