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16/06/21
Living

How To… Create Your Eco Outdoor Oasis

16/06/21

Summer has arrived! For those of us who have access to a balcony, rooftop, or garden, it’s time to spruce up our outdoor spaces with eco-friendly furniture. If you’re a morning person, a few staple pieces can transform your outdoor space to a personal sanctuary where you can enjoy your morning (sustainably sourced) coffee, meditate, […]

09/06/21
Style

Second-hand shopping is second to none

09/06/21

Dear Shoppers, Please make second-hand your first choice. With gratitude, The Planet (and Your Wallet.) Hongkongers’ shopping habits are among the unhealthiest in the world: our reliance on buying more and buying new takes a huge toll on the environment. Each day, 293 tonnes of textiles end up in our landfills. Insert second-hand shopping: a […]

01/04/21
Living

8 Steps to… making your wardrobe PVC plastic-free

01/04/21

Do you love those new wet look leggings you just bought? Or can’t get enough of your shiny, waterproof trench? I’m sorry to break it to ya but it’s probably made of PVC.  Polyvinyl chloride, aka “PVC”, aka “the poison plastic”, is the world’s third most common type of plastic. Unfortunately of all the plastics, […]

08/03/21
Style

The Unleathering of Leather

08/03/21

Investors take note: the global vegan leather industry is forecasted to be worth nearly USD $90 billion by 2025! To put that in perspective, the global sports footwear market is currently valued at USD $90.4 billion. Wait a second, what exactly is vegan leather? Some of you may have heard of or even own faux […]

05/03/21
Style

Video: Veronica Chou applying material science to materialism

05/03/21

8Shaders, welcome to the first ever episode of 8ShadesTV!  Since this is our very first episode, of course my inaugural guest is someone paramount in my own life but more importantly making footprints, not the carbon kind, in the sustainable fashion world. Let’s be realistic here for a second, are we ever going to stop […]

03/03/21
Style

7 Steps to curating a conscious wardrobe

03/03/21

1. Use the 30 wears test to guide your shopping decisions; ask yourself “will I wear it a minimum of thirty times?”  You’ll be surprised with how many times you might say no. Check out the #30Wears campaign to see why and how.  2. Invest in high-quality, timeless, well-made pieces, or just borrow! If you […]

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