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Spotlight On: Shop Til You Drop Has Made the Planet Too Hot
How Selfridges’ New Initiative, Project Earth Can Change the Way We Shop
How can we change the way we shop and regard clothes? From shopping malls to the advent of the e-commerce model, it’s evident that shopping remains integral to modern life. Since the e-commerce model rose to popularity in the early 2000s, the ease at which we can shop and consume continues to complement our fast-paced lives. Amidst COVID-19, conversations surrounding the repercussions of our consumer habits have taken ce...
Spotlight On: The Giving Tree
How Timberland is going beyond sustainability to help nature thrive
Giving back more than it takes is not something the fashion industry is known for, particularly when it comes to its environmental impact.
But this can change—and perhaps even be reversed—according to the outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland, whose newest initiative aims to have a net positive impact on nature by 2030.
Since its inception in 1973, Timberland has strived to create products that encourage people to explore the Gr...
Spotlight On: Pandora
100% Recycled Bling is the Next Big Thing
Recycling State of Mind
Ever wonder what happens to your smartphone when it goes caput? Well, in a few years you might be wearing some version of your phone on your wrist, or perhaps in the shape of pendant dangling from your neck, especially if you purchase your jewellery from Pandora.
Earlier this year, the world’s largest jewellery company pledged to stop using newly mined silver and gold in all of its jewellery by 2025. Why mine precious metals wh...
Spotlight On: From shoes to sustainability, how Zalando is collaborating for positive impact
Since its inception in 2008, Zalando has made significant strides in the online world of fashion, becoming Europe’s leading e-commerce site. What was once initially an online destination for purchasing shoes has now morphed into a global voice for sustainable fashion.
The e-commerce goliath’s initiative, “Small Steps. Big Impact. by Zalando” is just one example of the company’s ongoing efforts to enable consumers to make sustainable decisions when it comes to fashion, without compromising on ...
Long Before Noma, There Was Smørrebrød
CenturiesCenturies before René Redzepi helped establish Denmark as a culinary powerhouse with his Copenhagen restaurant Noma, there was smørrebrød. The open-faced sandwich traditionally constructed from earthy Danish rugbrød, or rye bread, smeared with mayonnaise, and topped with fixings like pickled herring, boiled eggs with shrimp, or roast beef with fried onions and horseradish, has sustained the nation for generations. But until recently, few chefs would have ever considered serving it in...
How Fashion Is a Refuge for Displaced Syrian Women
Just as there are millions of Syrian refugees, there are seemingly millions of documentaries vying to address and to expose the refugee crisis. Are We There Yet?, a new film from Celine Semaan, presents a different reality: how fashion plays a pivotal role in the lives of the displaced.
As the owner and founder of Brooklyn's of Slow Factory, Semaan is far from your average fashion designer. Using her work as a designer to bring attention to social issues around the globe, Semaan understands fashion's innate ability to inspire empathy in its universal presentation of self-worth.
‘Deutschland 86’ Returns: When Spies Used ‘Mafioso-Style Capitalism’ to Defend Communism
The acclaimed Sundance spy drama returns Thursday, and sheds uncanny light on what its creators call “emotional parallels” between late-stage communism and today.
On Oct. 25, Deutschland 86 will air on the Sundance channel in the U.S. The series is a continuation of the award-winning Deutschland 83 series about Martin Rauch, a 24-year-old East German spy who is deployed to West Germany in 1983. It was an international success and attracted a global cult following, n...
Copenhagen's Vesterbro district is a blend of gritty and new
For many Copenhagen is the charming setting of a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. It might, therefore, come as a surprise that the Danish capital has a district which is rather seedy and yet very charming.
Copenhagen with its pristine and biker friendly streets, strikingly handsome people, and world-renowned gastronomy seems to have a good standard of living.
Rubbing elbows with Pussy Riot and the 'hip' Putin elite
In "Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow," Michael Idov recounts his wildly hilarious stint working as the editor-in-chief of GQ Russia from 2012 to 2014.
It could easily pass for a satire on the Russian capital, but his daily experiences there also provide insight into the anti-Putin movement of the 2010s — he befriended for instance the members of Pussy Riot, only to be later disillusioned by the divided opposition movement, and briefly embraced the Putin elite instead.
A Berlin Bar That Embraces Natural Wines
Just inside the entrance of Wild Things, a new wine bar in the Neukölln neighborhood of Berlin, looms a makeshift basketball hoop, into which customers can shoot discarded corks. Its bottom is sealed — so that customers don’t get bonked — making it more of a cork basket. Precaution aside, the boozy spin on the American sport is an example of the bar’s playful attitude, one also reflected in both its funky selection of wines and a menu that features fresh ingredients and some twists.
The Subversive and Liberating World of G. Willow Wilson
WILLOW WILSON uses comics and graphic novels to create new and engaging narratives about Muslim women — challenging negative stereotypes around their culture. Wilson, currently known for her role in developing the new Ms. Marvel series in which the superhero is a Muslim-American girl, overturns the prevailing Western stereotype that Muslim women need saving.
France Awards a Novel That Praises Islam
France’s top literary award, the Goncourt Prize, was awarded on Nov. 3 to the novelist Mathias Énard for his novel, La Boussole, or “The Compass.”
In this, his latest novel, the Barcelona-based Énard, who is also a scholar of Arabic and Persian, addresses the fraught relationship between the West and the Islamic world—a relationship that reached a tragically tangible dimension last Friday in Paris.
I first considered the meaning of the word snack in fourth grade while reading the children’s book The Giver. The main character, Jonas, remembers elementary school, when the proper pronunciation of the word eluded him. He says “smack” instead and is punished with the literal smack of a ruler until he learns to pronounce the word correctly. The author uses Jonas’s confusion to highlight the book’s main theme: that knowledge and pain should never be tied together.
Michelin Stars Fall on Berlin
THE pungent scent of foie gras and pork belly mingled with the strong odor of mustard greens one chilly winter evening in the dining room of a restaurant basking in its Michelin star. The menu was worthy of an upscale Parisian bistro but the restaurant, Horvath, was actually a few train stops away, in Berlin. The city now has 13 restaurants with Michelin stars, the most of any city in Germany.
Watch the Trailer for HBO’s Upcoming Steven Spielberg Documentary
The name Steven Spielberg is synonymous with some of the best films ever made. Widely regarded as one of the great directors, Spielberg gets his due in a new HBO documentary that follows his career as a USC film school wannabe to the opening night of the now cult classic, Jaws, to the present day.