Culture & Lifestyle

Why Patagonia is one of the most Responsible Companies in the World

By Daniel Connolly  13th May 2021 The business of clothes making is wholly unsustainable. Accounting for around 10% of the global greenhouse gases emitted to the Earth and responsible for discharging 1.2 billion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere. It also relies heavily on water, chemicals and fossil fuels across the supply chain. The clothing… Continue reading Why Patagonia is one of the most Responsible Companies in the World

Rebellion : A review of the Extinction Rebellion Documentary on Netflix

By Aditya Soyanke  As someone who is surrounded by climate activism and climate emergency news, very few things leave me speechless, and those things are usually bad for the environment. However, the documentary about the 2019 rebellion led by the Extinction Rebellion – a group (rather large now) fighting against climate injustice, also known as… Continue reading Rebellion : A review of the Extinction Rebellion Documentary on Netflix

Scottish History and Culture is at Risk of Being Lost Forever Under Climate Change

Scotland is famous for its rich cultural and historical sites. Tourists from all over the world are inspired to visit Scotland, bringing necessary business to some of Scotland’s most rural areas. However, thanks to the worldwide abuse of fossil fuels global warming is accelerating the risk of these sites being lost forever. Continue reading Scottish History and Culture is at Risk of Being Lost Forever Under Climate Change

ReJean: The Brand At The Forefront Of Sustainable Fashion In Glasgow

Fast fashion is having a devastating effect on the earth. Each year an estimated 92 million tons of waste ends up in landfills or being burned. The UK alone contributes roughly £142 million worth of this clothing and textile waste each year. Denim jeans are a staple in most wardrobes and many new styles or… Continue reading ReJean: The Brand At The Forefront Of Sustainable Fashion In Glasgow

Carbon Inequality: How Climate Change is Disproportionality Affecting Indigenous Communities

Extreme carbon inequality is pushing the world to the climate brink, as the world’s poorest 3.5 billion people who contribute little to carbon emissions are the most affected by climate impacts such as floods, droughts, and storms. In recent decades carbon emissions have rocketed, with global annual carbon emissions growing by around 60% from 1990… Continue reading Carbon Inequality: How Climate Change is Disproportionality Affecting Indigenous Communities

How to Build your Capsule Wardrobe

By Olivia Adam Today’s unforgiving whirlwind of weekly microtrends makes staying true to your personal style difficult. Building your own classic capsule wardrobe is a sustainable and ethical way to battle the winds of fast fashion. What is a ‘capsule wardrobe’? It is a minimal and succinct selection of clothes and accessories carefully handpicked to… Continue reading How to Build your Capsule Wardrobe

Kinghorn Harbour Beach: From Most Polluted to Award Winning in Less than 6 Months.

Fife beach bounces back in less than 6 months of being named the UK’s dirtiest beach in a report by Save On Energy last June. Kinghorn Harbour beach on the east coast of Fife has struggled for years with water pollution from surrounding harbours, nearby sewage treatment plants and general transit pollution on the Firth… Continue reading Kinghorn Harbour Beach: From Most Polluted to Award Winning in Less than 6 Months.

‘Climate Change – The Plastic Age’: Sustainable Art Done Correctly.  

By Niall Houston 17 April 2022 How art can make a difference not just culturally, but environmentally. Walking into the Mitchell Library one day, a curious piece of artwork caught my attention and pulled me over to it like an ebbing tide pulls driftwood. What sparked my interest about it was the vast variety in… Continue reading ‘Climate Change – The Plastic Age’: Sustainable Art Done Correctly.  

Grow Your Own Way – The Glasgow Charity Promoting Sustainability Through Gardening

By Cameron Macpherson Glasgow’s south side is in somewhat of a renaissance period. It’s a traditional neighbourhood that has kept a lot of its core elements, even against the changing identity of the city. Very much a separate entity from the bustling and frantic city centre; and arguably even more disparate from the prim and… Continue reading Grow Your Own Way – The Glasgow Charity Promoting Sustainability Through Gardening

Arca’s “Prada/Takata”: Overcoming the Apocalypse of Patriarchy

In November 2021, Venezuelan musician and performance artist Arca released her eclectic music video for her two songs, “Prada” and “Rakata”. Its use of climate crisis imagery is bold yet nuanced.  Sparks fly in a dark, empty room. A statue of an unidentifiable (but very hench) animal is in the centre. A naked CGI version… Continue reading Arca’s “Prada/Takata”: Overcoming the Apocalypse of Patriarchy

MONEY. FASHION. POWER.

Fashion Revolution is hosting their annual Fashion Revolution Week in April, campaigning against fast fashion for a more sustainable and ethical future for the industry. This year’s campaign will run the week of Monday the 18th to Sunday 24th of April, as a nod to the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse anniversary. The disaster saw… Continue reading MONEY. FASHION. POWER.

Blah Blah Blah – A Climate Conscious Model for Glasgow’s Cafes

I investigated one of Glasgow’s newest climate-aware cafes and got to the heart of what makes them an excellent example for all local businesses. In today’s busy society, there’s one drink that fuels the entire student population, dragging them from lecture hall to revision session. Coffee. And what urban city would be complete without a… Continue reading Blah Blah Blah – A Climate Conscious Model for Glasgow’s Cafes

Sustainable Clothing from Glasgow: It’s Time to Hop on the Slow Fashion Train!

With London Fashion Week just passed, we present sustainable fashion brands in Glasgow that play a pivotal role in helping the slow fashion movement gain momentum.  It’s no secret, the fashion industry is guilty of leaving a huge carbon footprint, accounting for approximately ten percent of global carbon emissions. Earth.org revealed that 92 million tons… Continue reading Sustainable Clothing from Glasgow: It’s Time to Hop on the Slow Fashion Train!