Originally published in The Student newspaper. Fast fashion seems like a self-explanatory term: low-cost clothes that follow all the trends – and won’t last, typically, for longer than a year or two. It’s associated with the view that clothes are made to throw away – made for a season, and not for life. This combination … Continue reading Sustainable fashion series: when did fashion become so fast?
Originally published in The Student newspaper. For fourth years, the combination of endless deadlines, exams, graduation looming and finding a job often seems too much. Chances are that by this point, you’ve been in education for seventeen years. Given this, it’s completely understandable to want a break before committing to a grad job. So many … Continue reading Post Grad Gap Year: recommendations if you just need a break after years of education
Originally published in The Student newspaper. The lifestyle section are starting a series to explore the issue of sustainability and how small changes can result in us leading more sustainable lives. Each article will cover a different area of everyday life and what changes can be made to limit your individual impact on the environment. … Continue reading Under threat: an introduction to The Student’s sustainability series
Originally published on The Student newspaper. With the advent of Blue Planet II, cotton bud bans, and single use plastics, the environment is a hot topic at the moment. With the beginning of the academic year seeing many students moving homes and changing many things in their lives, now is a perfect time to re-evaluate … Continue reading Five ways to be more sustainable this academic year
On the 14th October 2017, Edinburgh Coffee Festival returned for the third year, this time expanding to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, as opposed to last year’s Summerhall. The festival was founded by current organiser Martin Dare in 2015, and has since gone from strength to strength. Originally starting with 25 suppliers in its first year … Continue reading REVIEW: The Student visits Edinburgh’s Coffee festival
Health in Mind is a charity focussing on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing throughout Edinburgh’s residents. Founded in 1982, the charity started by taking over flats for ex-patients of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital; since then, they have grown to run a variety of projects in and around Edinburgh. Health in Mind run a large … Continue reading Health in Mind: Edinburgh’s local mental health charity
When I bought my bullet journal, it was on a whim – the semester was about to start, I needed a planner, and I’d been following lots of bullet journal accounts on instagram (which are very satisfying, by the way). Expecting to give it up in a few weeks, I was surprised by how much … Continue reading An introduction to bullet journaling
I want to begin by saying that getting even this amount of my toiletries plastic-free has taken me a while; it's taken a lot of research and time to find ethical products that give me the same product satisfaction as disposable, plastic-wrapped products. However, now I've found a routine that works for me, I'm keen … Continue reading My zero-waste toiletries
Phone cases are essential to modern-day life; as I most definitely know, a phone's screen and outer body is extremely fragile! And, like most things today, they are usually made out of plastic. Does being zero-waste therefore mean foregoing a phone case altogether, and risking an expensive replacement bill? Enter Pela Case: the up-and-coming Canada-based … Continue reading SUSTAINABLE BRAND: Pela Case
Archeologists and anthropologists define past human eras by the material they use most; a useful way of categorising - for humans, the way we use and make tools separate us from other animals and greatly shape our lives. The bronze age, the iron age, the stone age: each era getting slowly more sophisticated and safer. … Continue reading Zero Waste: is it impossible?