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The Biggest Obstacle In The Climate Fight? Not Enough Women Leaders – Q&A w/ She Changes Climate Co-Founder Bianca Pitt

5 Mins Read She Changes Climate was founded in 2020 by Bianca Pitt, Antoinette Vermilye and Elise Buckle, with a mission to bring diversity into the COP international climate negotiations. Right now, the organisation is laser focused on broadening inclusion at the upcoming COP26 in November, with a goal to achieve a 50:50 split between men and women […]

Collective for Change: Vestiaire Collective Aims To Raise Funds For Circular Fashion Charity The OR Foundation

4 Mins Read Just in time for Earth Week, online resale fashion platform Vestiaire Collective has unveiled a new campaign dubbed ‘Collective for Change’ to raise awareness on the tremendous waste produced by the fashion industry, by raising funds for circular fashion charity The OR Foundation. Paris-based preloved fashion company Vestiaire Collective is urging all fashion activists to […]

Exclusive: Melati Wijsen Of Bye Bye Plastic Bags & Youthtopia ‘Systemic Change Is Key, We Need To Hold Those In Power Accountable’

12 Mins Read In 2013, when she was just twelve years old, Melati Wijsen and her sister Isabel started Bye Bye Plastic Bags, the Bali-based movement that became a global youth-driven sensation to eliminate the use of plastic bags in Bali and elsewhere. Since then, youths all over the world have been refusing single-use plastics in order to […]

GFI Named Top Charity 5th Year In A Row For Leading Sustainable Alt Protein Growth

3 Mins Read The Good Food Institute (GFI) has been named a Top Charity by the Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) for the fifth consecutive year. The award evaluates the track record of success, impact and scope of nonprofit organisations, with the GFI specifically recognised for its research, policy advocacy and funding success in supporting the alternative protein industry.  […]

First ‘Sustainable September’ Circular Fashion Campaign Kicks Off In Hong Kong

3 Mins Read Hong Kong is welcoming the city’s first “Sustainable September” campaign to encourage consumers to build eco-conscious wardrobes. The campaign, launched by preloved fashion platform Vestiaire Collective in partnership with environmental charity EcoDrive, will see influential individuals donate their preloved garments to be sold online on the platform, with proceeds going towards local initiatives to reduce […]

INTERVIEW: Reemi Co-Founder Emily Au-Young On Fighting Period Poverty “If We Care About People, We Have To Care About The Planet”

8 Mins Read We recently sat down with Emily Au-Young, co-founder of menstrual care charity Reemi. Based in New Zealand, the organisation has developed the world’s first self-disinfecting period reusable underwear product, which will see 100% of the profits go towards benefiting women in Bangladesh through local partnerships that educate women on period care, breaking social taboos, and […]

5 Social Impact Startups Revolutionising Feminine Care Across Asia

4 Mins Read For many of us, feminine hygiene and women’s care products seem like a basic necessity. However, in many countries all over the world – including in our own city – millions of women are still unable to gain access to the products, healthcare and education they need. In the Philippines, for instance, plantation workers miss […]