Sugary flip flops and cow-pat ponchos....Our Global Goals top 5 this week
All in the name of fashion.....See what progress is being made on the Global Goals this week
1) TUNE IN FOR CHANGE
Is it possible to change the world? We hope so, and all amongst all the bad news there is some glimmers of hope. Tune in to Global Goalscast and find out who's making progress on the Goals. Read more on this story here.
2) WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
What do you get when you put Google Cloud, the United Nations Foundation, the World Bank, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data in one room? A supercharged SDGs contest! Together they have collaborated and launched an incredible contest for budding data scientists, journalists, policymakers, and data artists to drive real-world impact through storytelling and design.
Find out more here.
3) LEONARDO'S NO FLOP
Actor and environmentalist activist Leonardo DiCaprio has announced his investment in sustainable footwear brand, Allbirds. Allbirds is a company dedicated to creating a more sustainable future by finding new uses of materials for footwear. From recycled plastics laces, to sugar-cane flip flops, this inventive duo have #Goal12 written all over them...and are sure to shake up the footwear industry
4) IT'S IN THEIR JEANS
Global denim giants Levis Strauss & Co. have been at the forefront for sustainable fashion since the beginning and now the company is setting rigorous science-based targets for reducing carbon emissions across its owned-and-operated facilities by 90 percent and within its global supply chain by 40 percent by 2025.
More on this article here.
5) WHAT A LOAD OF...
You've heard of 'Juicy Couture' but have you heard of 'Manure Couture?' We hadn't either until Dutch startup Mestic starting exploring how cow-pat can be turned into materials. Jalila Essaïdi believes that a non-vegan future will involve recycling cow manure into cellulose fibre, bioplastics, chemical concentrates and pure water.