Because the news this month was all too positive to choose just one story, I chose three. The first is the intersection of upcycling, a concept that my sister and her husband embrace with enthusiasm as they outfit their home and ponder a business plan (see below photos), and fashion.
[photos by Stacey Lazos]
Upcycling takes a product has outlived its useful life and gives it a new purpose or identity. It’s the epitome of of sustainability. Where do fashion and upcycling meet, you might ask? Well look here and read on:
Surveys by Global Fashion Agenda, an international platform of professionals trying to prod the industry to turn sustainable, and the Boston Consulting Group show that the percentage of fashion companies for whom sustainability targets are a “guiding principle” in most decisions has gone up from 34 percent in 2017 to 52 percent in 2018. By addressing the environmental and societal fallout of its current practices, the fashion industry could save the global economy $160 billion each year — that’s more than the gross domestic product of the vast majority of the world’s countries.
This story is in Ozy’s Landfill to Luxury piece that talks about how to cash in on the $160 billion/year upcycling industry. Who knew the fashion industry could be so progressive?
Truly inspiring, yes, but wait, here’s another one on how the youth of the world are saying no, nee, ei, nein, nej, geen, sem problemas, acun probleme, and nyet (well, maybe not nyet, at least not yet) to ignoring climate change issues.
In NYC, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Milan, Dublin, Berlin, Cape Town, Barcelona, New Zealand, Hong Kong, New Dehli, Canada, Lisbon, and more, kids cut school on March 15 in a global strike to combat climate change. In a testament to how the smallest among us can do big and wonderful things to change the world, here’s Greta Thunberg, a 16-year old Swede who, with a singular act of protest alone on the parliament steps last year, turned the climate change issue into a worldwide youth movement this year. A little child shall lead them. If that doesn’t choke you up I don’t know what will.
Here’s one more just for kicks and to show that once in awhile, the government is actually on our side:
The FTC sued four companies for what amounts to harassment of us consumers with phones. Robocalls be gone!
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