Nature & Environment
Wool and the Gang have teamed up with environmental charity Friends of the Earth to raise £50,000 together with their #greengang of eco-ambassadors including Vivienne Westwood, Bethany Williams, Orsola De Castro and Glacier Girl, all coming together to make a stand against climate change. 30% from the sale of every ball of wool in the Heal the Wool range – 100% recycled & made from excess wool fibers that are usually placed in landfills – will go towards that goal.
Meet some of the members of the Green Gang & find out what small steps you can take in your daily life to help the envoronment
Tamsin Blanchard is a British fashion journalist, author, and lecturer. She is particularly known for her work on sustainability and ecological issues in fashion and has joined the Fashion Revolution team ahead of their five year anniversary next year.
25% of the carbon footprint of clothes comes from the way we care for them, so let’s take better care of what we’ve got. How about, for this week’s wash, we only wash what really needs washing? How about taking a break from ironing, washing on lower temperatures or trying eco-friendly detergents? P.S. Wool has self-cleaning properties (it’s basically magical). Hanging it out in a light breeze will help it smell fresh as a daisy.
Young British menswear designer Bethany Williams believes that social and environmental issues go hand in hand and through exploring the connection between these issues we may find innovative design solutions to sustainability.
Elizabeth Farrell better known as Glacier Girl, is a visual environmental activist raising awareness about climate change by adapting the aesthetic of eco friendly to appeal to the InstaGeneration and uncountable generations to come. She was recently selected as one of Dazed and Confused 100 to watch.
PLASTIC: NOT SO FANTASTIC
Can you ditch bottled water for a day? Plastic bottles contribute to heating up the planet as they are made of fossil fuels – plus, they will be hanging around as junk for 450-1,000 years! So embrace the tap, carry a reusable bottle and also go for tap water in restaurants.
Jade Harwood is the founder of Wool and the Gang and is passionate about sustainable design and connecting communities to create change for future generations to bring back values, skills, and community.
Sisters Ella Grace Denton & Jemma Finch are behind Stories Behind Things, a fast-growing community of over 13,000 eco warriors headed up by well-known blogger & musician, Ella Grace Denton and fashion guru, Jemma Finch. The girls host a plethora of community events; from Clothes Switching to up-cycling workshops, both online and offline, they are paving the way for young people championing innovative and sustainable ways of consuming.
Shahnaz Ahmed is the founder of Knit Aid , a charity that helps knitters help others which was set up in the summer of 2015, when she decided to use up some of the quality yarn she’d been hoarding to knit up hats and blankets to send to refugees living in the Calais ‘Jungle’.