By Nellie Cohen & Elissa Loughman Patagonia’s finished goods factories package each individual product we make in a polybag. Some of our direct customers (people who order from our catalog or Patagonia.com) have expressed disappointment in the amount of waste…
Talis Kalnars was a pioneer of ‘continuous cover’ forestry in Britain, writes Phil Morgan. His woodlands were not only beautiful but profitable, as he nurtured the ‘natural capital’ of the forest ecosystem, and only harvested the dividend of high value timber.
When buying a bike there are a few things to think of such as what it will be used for, how much it costs, etc. Theft is also a worry, as it’s very easy for people to steal a bike or one of the wheels.
Online shopping for many of us is a joy. We can try our new clothes on at home with the rest of our wardrobe, mull things over and we get to skip the busying changing rooms.
The bad side of online shopping is having to make a return. The ease of the returns process is dependent on who you buy from. Partly we return things because we have clicked and bought on a whim. Partly there is the size issue. The statistics for returns are high - at one point I read the figure of a third of sales are then returned and Po-Zu suggest anywhere from 25% - 40%. Returns are an added cost for everyone so anything that helps the shopper get the right fit is obviously going to be a good thing.
So Po-Zu put their thinking caps on and collaborated with Anne Currie, founder of What’sMySize. The result is a new app on the Po-Zu website that helps get the right size for your shoes.
Sven Segal, founder of Po-Zu said:
“We were delighted when we met Anne Currie, founder of What’sMySize, at an event, and she agreed to look into developing a shoe-sizing version of the app with us. We always want to do all we can to make our customer’s feet as comfortable as possible and to reduce our environmental impact, so we are proud to be the first to launch What’sMySize for shoes.”
Anne Currie, founder of What’sMySize,
“In addition to making life more convenient for customers, we are on an environmental mission to minimise web purchases returns in order to contribute to a lower carbon footprint on a global scale. Po-Zu has environmental responsibility at the heart of the company and they were the perfect fit for us to work with to develop the shoe-size app.”
The app will be rolled out to the men’s range and other shoes in the women’s range later in the year.
We are loving this idea. Not least because with such a high level of return journeys is alot of wasted fuel & emissions, let along time & energy. If we are all to make an impact on making the future sustainable, then its lots of ideas such as this that will start to make a difference.
Check out this You Tube Clip and learn how to measure your feet :)
At Outsider we are dedicated to working with natural fibre fabrics so it was a logical step for us to investigate natural dyeing techniques. Even though we currently use low impact dyed fabrics - Global Organic Textile Standard certified where possible – we really wanted to see if we could get even closer to nature.
So this season we decided to go blue and work with the beautiful woad plant.
Having a green passion and dedication should not be genderised; it need not be a label or an association with free spirits. A passion involving the well being of our future generations should be a factor in every personâs life. Th …
# For the making of this brochure, naturally, the team had to abandon their computers and printers, and find ways to do everything off the grid. An exercise in literally going back to basics, drawings were drawn completely by hand, natural sunlight of course was used as a light source - and even as a backlit drawing table (the drawings were then taped to windows) to put the layout together. Paper sheets were pressed and left to dry, whilst the printing also took place manually using two colours. Finally, each and every one of the hundreds of brochures was folded by hand. Even the documentation of the whole process was achieved without any use of electricity, using analog cameras for taking pictures and even shooting a short film. After watching the video showing the whole process described above, take a moment to think: how many of the things that you have done today would have been possible without electricity?
Based in an empty factory in Eindhoven, two young designers, members of the C-Fabriek collective, have developed the ‘Inner Fashion’ production system that enables them to produce high fashion dresses and accessories wherever and whenever their