MarinaTex - plastic - The James Dyson Award 2019

A Plastic Alternative ‘made from fish waste’ Wins The 2019 International James Dyson Award

Founder of MarinaTex – Lucy Hughes – is the winner of the 2019 International James Dyson award and £30k prize for her biodegradable and compostable material which substitutes plastic with fish waste. MarinaTex, made from red algae and organic fish waste destined for the landfill, is designed to be a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic, which […]

Extinction Rebellion

Lessons From Extinction Rebellion – What can they teach us about viral marketing and business branding

Traditional management theory tells us that sustainable advantage means protecting our companies against competitors, imitators and outside influences – So what lessons can Extinction Rebellion teach us about viral marketing to boost a business brand. The world has changed. Customers and communities no longer want to be treated as passive consumers. They want to be […]

eBay for Business Awards

Winners Of The 2019 eBay For Business Awards – celebrating the UK’s most inspiring eBay sellers

Eleven small and medium-sized businesses from across the UK have been crowned winners of the third annual eBay for Business Awards celebrating the most inspiring eBay sellers with the top prize of £5K awarded to a Star Wars figurine seller. The eBay for Business Awards is a nationwide competition for the best British small businesses […]

Guerlain GAIA Exhibition

Guerlain New Art Exhibition Takes A ‘beauty stand’ Against Climate Change: Gaïa, what are you becoming?

Guerlain unites twenty international contemporary artists with its new art exhibition – Gaïa, what are you becoming? – to ‘shine light’ on the current threat climate change poses to the society. Created as a tribute to the Greek goddess of the Earth, the exhibition will feature more than 30 pieces of modern art designed by twenty up-and-coming artists […]

Independent Designers

Fast Fashion Brands: ‘Why the issue with Boohoo is bigger than us independent designers’

Relatively less is said about fast fashion’s impact on independent designers, but it is certainly emblematic of the persistent struggles that creatives face when trying to compete with larger corporates. In the present day Millenials-influenced fashion era where the craze of Fast Fashion is gradually becoming a major thorn in the flesh of high-end Fashion […]

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How My Clothing Rental Startup Is Driving For A More Sustainable Route To Fashion

My generation has been at the center of a dramatic shift in how consumers approach fashion. The latter part of our teenage years, as well as the entirety of adult life so far, have been impacted by two key factors – the rise of social media, and the rise of cheap fast fashion. Isabella West launched her […]

My Startup Story Business Tips

WATCH: My Startup Story Business Tips

Money isn’t what makes something great. It’s what makes it scalable and accessible – My Startup Story Business Tips. My Startup Story event is the place for inspirational young entrepreneurs to share their entrepreneurial stories and inspire the next generation of business leaders. The second #mystartupstoryuk event took place on Thursday 15th November at WeWork South […]

#LondonEvent - My Startup Story

#LondonEvent: My Startup Story – An evening of networking, refreshments & startup chats

Join our inspirational #mystartupstoryuk young founders as they discuss how they developed their social and environmental impact startups on Thursday 15 November 2018 – #LondonEvent. The IAmNewGen My Startup Story is a series of speaking events inspiring your innovative ideas into reality and it’s back in London with another group of inspirational young founders sharing their […]

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Ryan Yasin’s Fashion Tech Startup ‘Petit Pli’ Is Solving The Issue With Fast Fashion

Ryan Yasin’s fashion technology startup ‘Petit Pli’ combines creativity and engineering to become the answer to tackling fast fashion sustainably. Petit Pli is origami-inspired versatile and waterproof clothes for children, which stretches as they grow. The London-based 25-year-old designer was inspired by his sister, who had just had a baby at the time, to create a […]

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award - sustainability

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award 2018 – Searching for young innovators with bright ideas tackling the world’s biggest sustainability issues

Are you aged 18-35 or know someone with an idea, product or service that’s tackling the world’s sustainability issues?  Apply for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award and win a slice of €100k funding to grow your innovation. The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award, organised by Unilever and Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL), aims to celebrate and […]