Catherine Masterman considers secondhand goods and what holds them back as a wider solution to consumer excess. Question: In what high street shop can you spend five minutes and £25 … Continue reading Why second-hand is still not first choice
Catherine Masterman on what we can learn from The Repair Shop. The Repair Shop, “the heartwarming antidote to throwaway culture” aired a special edition recently, showing that heritage crafts could … Continue reading The heavenly repair shop
Katie Taylor asks whether greater awareness can change our shopping habits. The damaging effects of the fashion industry on the environment are well-documented. The industry has been estimated to produce … Continue reading Fast fashion – a necessary evil?
Dr Andrea Werner considers alternative and sustainable fashion. Clothing, alongside food and shelter, is one of our most fundamental human needs. But clothing has always been about more than just … Continue reading Consume better, consume less
In the Gospels we read famous accounts of Jesus feeding great crowds of people, his miraculous hospitality extending to thousands of hungry listeners. “They all ate and were satisfied,” writes … Continue reading Take a step towards ending food waste
In the latest of our Joy in Enough talks, Tim Cooper discusses disposability, consumerism and the desire for the new. If you missed it, the video is below and you … Continue reading Talk: Responsibility in a throwaway culture
Cloud Cuckoo Land is a much celebrated novel by Anthony Doerr, who won a Pulitzer for his previous book All the Light we Cannot See. And it has a lot … Continue reading Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr
If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel, it’s likely that you’ve seen some kind of variation of the little sign in the bathroom: re-use your towels and we can all … Continue reading Greenwash and how to spot it