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There are only a handful of reasons why we are motivated to do things. One, if it saves money. Two, it personally affects us. Three, if it makes us feel better about ourselves. Bringing improvements to your house includes all of three reasons.  Best Home Improvements And Money Saving will help you to make your house more comfortable! Home Improvements So, home improvements. Not just something that we enjoy watching on TV if it are the Property Brothers or some derivative group of renovators doing their thing. It is also something that could tick all of the boxes above. Improving our home does not just personally enrich us. It also is something that directly affects us - while it has the potential of making us feel better about ourselves. That is if we let it. Home Improvement Pyramid Scheme Proud to present: the top 10 energy and money-saving home improvement tips. Or, as its working title used to be, Doing Good For The Environment While Fattening Your Wallet. This works in something that is sometimes referred to as a ‘pyramid scheme’, although most will associate this with the notorious quick-rich schemes. For home improvements, it basically works like this: spend $5 on something simple as a tube of caulking, use it for air sealing, and you will save upwards of $100 on heating. Next, you take this $100 saved and spend it on something else. Say, a water-efficient showerhead. This will save you another $100 in the next year. Who does not want to spend $5 now and get $200 back in two years' time? A $200 profit that you could then spend on something bigger that saves you even more money in the long run. Below you can find some ways of kickstarting the best home improvements and money-saving activities for your house. Tip 1 Improvement: Save Energy Sensibly Sensibility is always your answer. It does not always have to be about fancy reconstructions and expensive energy-saving gimmicks. Sometimes it can be about socks and sweaters, too. And lowering your thermostat from 21 degrees Celsius to 19 degrees Celsius in the winter. Putting on a decent sweater and thick socks will get you through the cold months just fine. The same goes for your airco in the summer. Rely more on old-fashioned ways of keeping your house cool. Ventilate as needed during the cooler hours of the morning, keep the curtains closed during the day. It will go a long way towards saving on your energy bill. And it is completely free! Recommended:  Solar And Battery Generator: Electricity Anywhere Tip 2 Improvement: Caulking The earlier mentioned caulking is cheap and can quickly result in savings. Caulking addresses air leaks, which are a major cause of heat loss. In colder climates, it can also be the leading cause for mold and condensation - which could result in even greater damages. If your house is particularly leaky, the $5 tube of caulking will already pay back for itself within days. The steps are easy. One, buy that often-mentioned tube of caulking. Second, wait for a windy day. Three, check for drafts around the house - particularly around windows and doors. Four, caulk up any leaks that you find. And done you are. Tip 3 Improvement: Plastic On Windows Although most houses are equipped with double-glazed windows and proper isolation, there are still quite a few older houses with leaky windows. If you are not yet ready for the expense of replacing those with more energy-efficient ones, you could start by putting a thin sheet of plastic over the windows. Cheap and easy: it will keep your windows frost-free and drastically decreases draft. How to? Simple. One, get a plastic kit for windows at your local hardware store. Second, put it on the window using double-sided tape. Three, use a hair dryer to tighten the plastic. Done - and you will not even notice it is there. Tip 4 Improvement: Foam Draft Strip On A Roll It seems so simple. And really, it is. The cracks and holes around our doors and windows are often overlooked but can be fixed in a heartbeat. Once again, first head to the hardware store. Two, find windows and doors that do not have draft strips (anymore). Three, measure the size of the window or door and cut off the draft strip. Four, make sure it is attached properly, sealing all the gaps without sealing the windows and doors shut. Tip 5 Improvement: Plumbing Fixtures & Aerators If your plumbing happens to be older, chances are they are literally leaking the money out of your pocket. Older taps and showerheads are inefficient. How do you know if they are ready for replacement? Just try and see if you can screw on an aerator. If you can’t, you will need to have the tap replaced by a more efficient one. While this is a slightly more expensive improvement, it will pay itself back just as quickly, as inefficient taps can be very costly. Tip 6 Improvement: Low-Flow Shower Heads Also, make sure to look at low-flow showerheads. Contrary to popular belief, they are not actually low-flow in that the water pressure is miserable. It merely saves you up to 8 liters of hot water per minute as you shower. The steps are once again easy. One, head to the hardware store. Two, find a shower head that is to your liking. Three, install - and voila, cut down on your waste of water! Low-flow showerhead Recommended:  Blue Planet Earth: The Amount Of Water You Use Tip 7 Improvement: Programmable Thermostats Another one of these things that are easy to implement and will not result in any compromises in your living comfort. Programmable thermostats are thermostats that recognize when you are home and when you are away. It will adjust the temperature accordingly so that no energy is wasted in heating your home when you do not need it. It also recognizes your habits, so that it can switch back as you go to bed and turn back on before you wake up. All you need to do is replace your thermostat with a programmable one and hook it up to your phone. Tip 8 Improvement: LED Bulbs While energy prices continue to go up, the prices for LED bulbs continue to drop. These bulbs are not just a lot more efficient, they can also be linked up to all kinds of home automation systems. Just like the programmable thermostat, you could program your lightbulbs to only switch on when you need them to. An energy saver that only requires you to take out your old bulbs and replace them with newer ones. Recommended:  Tiny House With Solar Panels Is Off-Grid Tip 9 Improvement: Attic Insulation One of the notorious money losers in older homes is the attic. Often neglected and used as a storage spot, it ought to be given just a little more TLC than that. Insulating your attic already goes a long way in saving money, as this is the place where a lot of heat goes to waste through the roof. By properly insulating your roof, you could therefore keep a lot of heat - and money - in the home. This could already be as simple as making a seamless blanket of cellulose, or shredded newsprint, and attaching it to the roof from the inside. So if you are even thinking about insulating your walls or floor, first consider your roof - as this will be the real money maker. Tip 10 Improvement: Grey Water Heat Recovery Warm water is used for your showers, baths, or doing the dishes. Often, it goes down the drain just as quickly as it came out of the pipes above. Quite a waste of heat, one would think. This is why greywater heat recovery could be your next big thing. You reroute the water flow a bit, by first letting your cold water run through thin copper pipes wrapped around your shower drain. These copper pipes save the heat from your hot shower and consequently pre-heat incoming cold water before it makes its way to your water heater. Although this system is quite pricey, it might get you back your savings within some 8 years. Greywater heat recovery The Best DIY Renovation Websites Whether you're new to the world of DIY or a veteran with a growing number of completed projects under your tool belt, you're likely seeking inspiration and guidance for your next creation or renovation. Countless websites and YouTube channels offer up information on the tools and techniques you need to tackle just about everything related to home improvement. Here are our nine top picks for the best DIY renovation websites. Happy remodeling! Recommended:  The Best DIY Renovation Websites Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your home improvements? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
There are only a handful of reasons why we are motivated to do things. One, if it saves money. Two, it personally affects us. Three, if it makes us feel better about ourselves. Bringing improvements to your house includes all of three reasons.  Best Home Improvements And Money Saving will help you to make your house more comfortable! Home Improvements So, home improvements. Not just something that we enjoy watching on TV if it are the Property Brothers or some derivative group of renovators doing their thing. It is also something that could tick all of the boxes above. Improving our home does not just personally enrich us. It also is something that directly affects us - while it has the potential of making us feel better about ourselves. That is if we let it. Home Improvement Pyramid Scheme Proud to present: the top 10 energy and money-saving home improvement tips. Or, as its working title used to be, Doing Good For The Environment While Fattening Your Wallet. This works in something that is sometimes referred to as a ‘pyramid scheme’, although most will associate this with the notorious quick-rich schemes. For home improvements, it basically works like this: spend $5 on something simple as a tube of caulking, use it for air sealing, and you will save upwards of $100 on heating. Next, you take this $100 saved and spend it on something else. Say, a water-efficient showerhead. This will save you another $100 in the next year. Who does not want to spend $5 now and get $200 back in two years' time? A $200 profit that you could then spend on something bigger that saves you even more money in the long run. Below you can find some ways of kickstarting the best home improvements and money-saving activities for your house. Tip 1 Improvement: Save Energy Sensibly Sensibility is always your answer. It does not always have to be about fancy reconstructions and expensive energy-saving gimmicks. Sometimes it can be about socks and sweaters, too. And lowering your thermostat from 21 degrees Celsius to 19 degrees Celsius in the winter. Putting on a decent sweater and thick socks will get you through the cold months just fine. The same goes for your airco in the summer. Rely more on old-fashioned ways of keeping your house cool. Ventilate as needed during the cooler hours of the morning, keep the curtains closed during the day. It will go a long way towards saving on your energy bill. And it is completely free! Recommended:  Solar And Battery Generator: Electricity Anywhere Tip 2 Improvement: Caulking The earlier mentioned caulking is cheap and can quickly result in savings. Caulking addresses air leaks, which are a major cause of heat loss. In colder climates, it can also be the leading cause for mold and condensation - which could result in even greater damages. If your house is particularly leaky, the $5 tube of caulking will already pay back for itself within days. The steps are easy. One, buy that often-mentioned tube of caulking. Second, wait for a windy day. Three, check for drafts around the house - particularly around windows and doors. Four, caulk up any leaks that you find. And done you are. Tip 3 Improvement: Plastic On Windows Although most houses are equipped with double-glazed windows and proper isolation, there are still quite a few older houses with leaky windows. If you are not yet ready for the expense of replacing those with more energy-efficient ones, you could start by putting a thin sheet of plastic over the windows. Cheap and easy: it will keep your windows frost-free and drastically decreases draft. How to? Simple. One, get a plastic kit for windows at your local hardware store. Second, put it on the window using double-sided tape. Three, use a hair dryer to tighten the plastic. Done - and you will not even notice it is there. Tip 4 Improvement: Foam Draft Strip On A Roll It seems so simple. And really, it is. The cracks and holes around our doors and windows are often overlooked but can be fixed in a heartbeat. Once again, first head to the hardware store. Two, find windows and doors that do not have draft strips (anymore). Three, measure the size of the window or door and cut off the draft strip. Four, make sure it is attached properly, sealing all the gaps without sealing the windows and doors shut. Tip 5 Improvement: Plumbing Fixtures & Aerators If your plumbing happens to be older, chances are they are literally leaking the money out of your pocket. Older taps and showerheads are inefficient. How do you know if they are ready for replacement? Just try and see if you can screw on an aerator. If you can’t, you will need to have the tap replaced by a more efficient one. While this is a slightly more expensive improvement, it will pay itself back just as quickly, as inefficient taps can be very costly. Tip 6 Improvement: Low-Flow Shower Heads Also, make sure to look at low-flow showerheads. Contrary to popular belief, they are not actually low-flow in that the water pressure is miserable. It merely saves you up to 8 liters of hot water per minute as you shower. The steps are once again easy. One, head to the hardware store. Two, find a shower head that is to your liking. Three, install - and voila, cut down on your waste of water! Low-flow showerhead Recommended:  Blue Planet Earth: The Amount Of Water You Use Tip 7 Improvement: Programmable Thermostats Another one of these things that are easy to implement and will not result in any compromises in your living comfort. Programmable thermostats are thermostats that recognize when you are home and when you are away. It will adjust the temperature accordingly so that no energy is wasted in heating your home when you do not need it. It also recognizes your habits, so that it can switch back as you go to bed and turn back on before you wake up. All you need to do is replace your thermostat with a programmable one and hook it up to your phone. Tip 8 Improvement: LED Bulbs While energy prices continue to go up, the prices for LED bulbs continue to drop. These bulbs are not just a lot more efficient, they can also be linked up to all kinds of home automation systems. Just like the programmable thermostat, you could program your lightbulbs to only switch on when you need them to. An energy saver that only requires you to take out your old bulbs and replace them with newer ones. Recommended:  Tiny House With Solar Panels Is Off-Grid Tip 9 Improvement: Attic Insulation One of the notorious money losers in older homes is the attic. Often neglected and used as a storage spot, it ought to be given just a little more TLC than that. Insulating your attic already goes a long way in saving money, as this is the place where a lot of heat goes to waste through the roof. By properly insulating your roof, you could therefore keep a lot of heat - and money - in the home. This could already be as simple as making a seamless blanket of cellulose, or shredded newsprint, and attaching it to the roof from the inside. So if you are even thinking about insulating your walls or floor, first consider your roof - as this will be the real money maker. Tip 10 Improvement: Grey Water Heat Recovery Warm water is used for your showers, baths, or doing the dishes. Often, it goes down the drain just as quickly as it came out of the pipes above. Quite a waste of heat, one would think. This is why greywater heat recovery could be your next big thing. You reroute the water flow a bit, by first letting your cold water run through thin copper pipes wrapped around your shower drain. These copper pipes save the heat from your hot shower and consequently pre-heat incoming cold water before it makes its way to your water heater. Although this system is quite pricey, it might get you back your savings within some 8 years. Greywater heat recovery The Best DIY Renovation Websites Whether you're new to the world of DIY or a veteran with a growing number of completed projects under your tool belt, you're likely seeking inspiration and guidance for your next creation or renovation. Countless websites and YouTube channels offer up information on the tools and techniques you need to tackle just about everything related to home improvement. Here are our nine top picks for the best DIY renovation websites. Happy remodeling! Recommended:  The Best DIY Renovation Websites Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your home improvements? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Best Home Improvements And Money Saving
Vintage Fashion: Second-Hand Is The Norm
'I won't buy any clothes from fast fashion stores for a year... and hopefully forevermore'. Could you commit to not buying a single item of clothing from fast fashion outlets for an entire year? To only buying clothes from charity shops, second-hand shops, vintage shops, or swapping or borrowing items? Vintage fashion: Second-hand is the norm Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers The seven students in this article say they love fashion and insist their boycott of fast fashion won’t be about them turning their back on clothes. Instead, it will be about getting creative and finding sustainable alternatives. Let's read their motivation to buy only vintage - second-hand - fashion. Recommended:  Circular Sustainable Fashion: Biggest Trend Of The Century Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Niamh Guiry Age: 22 From: Bishopstown Studying: Microbiology (fourth year) Are vintage clothes second hand? On the other hand, vintage refers to a category contained within the second hand category, which is the category of clothes that, even though have been produced a while ago, still have a good quality and can be worn. Clothing has, generally speaking, a very short life span “I’ve decided to boycott fast fashion because no one should suffer so you can look ‘trendy.’ I’m always trying to think of new ways that our society can promote sustainability, and the issue of fast fashion has been on my mind for a while. “I had been reading about the atrocious human rights violations that occur in this industry and the amount of pollution and waste it creates, and I decided that I wanted to try to make a difference. “I thought that pledging only to buy sustainable and second-hand clothes for a year could be a good way to do that. I went into one of our weekly committee meeting and asked if anyone wanted to boycott with me. I was beyond thrilled when six hands shot up in the air. Yes, for me, vintage fashion: second-hand is the norm. {youtube}                                                     Vintage Shopping In London + Trying On What I Got                                              Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say And Resale Expect? “Over the coming year, I’m going to buy as few clothes as possible. If I want to get ‘new’ clothes, I’ll go to charity shops, swap shops, and ask my friends if they have anything I can borrow. “I have plenty of clothes (the same as the vast majority of people) I don’t need anymore. “I will admit that I absolutely love clothes, and I love expressing myself through the clothes I wear. “Over the next year, I’m going to continue doing just that. You can live and shop sustainably and look good at the same time.” Recommended:  Sustainable Fashion From Bio-Materials Good For The World Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say.Caoimhe Flynn. Age: 22 From: Carrigtwohill Studying: BA International in English and German (final year) “Reports and news coverage have exposed time and time again, the human rights abuses on which the fast fashion industry is built. “In the midst of the climate crisis, the mass production of ‘disposable’ clothing is also not sustainable. It results in vast water sources, burning of fossil fuels, and strain on already limited resources. “I aim to avoid increasing the amount of clothing I currently own. I will, however, replace items that are no longer wearable, particularly those that are necessary.  “In the last two years, I had already begun to shop more in the many second hand and charity shops in Cork.  “If I still cannot find what I am looking for, I will allow myself to buy from brands and companies who are dedicated to sustainable practices. “I do not envisage encountering many difficulties along the way, though I have to change my habit of taking the easy way out when something breaks suddenly. “Not popping into fast-fashion retailers to buy little things like socks will probably be more difficult than I imagine! In the end, however, I know that what I own is already more than enough.” What are the best online thrift stores? 8 Amazing Online Thrift Stores for the Coolest Vintage Clothes Ever ASOS MARKETPLACE. That's right, ASOS has a vintage website too! The Vintage Twin THREDUP Tradesy Maeven Refashioner LePrix Depop Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Isobel O’Connor Sealy Age: 19 From: Tallow, Co. Waterford Studying: Arts International (first year) “I’m boycotting fast fashion because I find it sickening that people work in slave-like conditions making clothes for people like me in developed countries so that we can look fashionable. “I’ll be buying from charity shops, taking hand-me-downs from family, exchanging clothes with friends, and going to swap-shops or kilo-sales to get myself new clothes during this boycott (and hopefully forevermore!). “I enjoy knitting and sewing, so perhaps I’ll make a few things or spice up some old pieces I have lying around. “I’ve always loved fashion, and I find it’s a way for me to express myself. “I’ve also been a big shopper, but recently, as I’ve become more aware of the negative impact the fashion industry has on both people and planet, I’ve mainly stuck to charity shops or swapped clothes with friends. “I imagine the allure of online shopping will be a challenge for me, but the knowledge I have now definitely outweighed the convenience of cheap clothing. “Basics, like underwear and socks, could potentially be a challenge too, but sustainable brands do exist should I need anything like that.” Recommended:  Fashion Minimalism, A Capsule Wardrobe: Dream Or Nightmare? Vintage fashion: Second-Hand Is The Norm: What Do Consumers Say. Síofra Richardson Age: 21 From: Cobh Studying: World Languages (second year). “I’ve long been aware of the ethical and environmental violations of the fast fashion industry — I started a boycott myself when I was about 15, though I have since on and off, allowing myself to buy various items from high street stores for different reasons. “It felt like the right time to start a proper boycott again, as there is massive momentum for climate action at the moment, and as a group we have the opportunity to have a bigger impact, using the Environmental Society platform where we are a little more visible to our university community. “I absolutely love clothes, though for years I’ve tried not to buy fast fashion. I prefer vintage pieces. I like to think of buying clothes as investments. I use Eco Age’s & wears challenge as a decision-maker as to whether o should invest — is it something I will wear 30 or more times? Can I dress the piece up or down, and can it be worn year-round? What is difference between vintage and antique? Here is the general rule to remember: Something antique is also vintage, but something vintage isn't necessarily antique. Vintage refers to something that is from an earlier generation. Antique refers to something that is over 100 years old “For my boycott, I am going to attempt to buy no new clothes for the year. If I feel like jazzing up my wardrobe, I’ll take part in a swap shop: bring clothes along to an event where I’ll leave them for someone else to pick up and love hopefully and find something that was pre-loved. “If it comes to it, I will buy from second-hand stores or from ethical companies that are 100% transparent and traceable — this means before investing in a piece researching the company, where it’s based, their human rights record. There are plenty of ethical companies out there, though, a little pricier, but personally, I think it’s worth it. “The challenge I predict right now is formal wear — it’s not impossible to pick out formal dresses from second-hand shops, but it’s a bit more of a process! “Obviously, if something doesn’t fit, you can’t just move up or down a size, so it’s either starts all over or if it’s not far off, you can get it altered. I have a few formal occasions this year, so I’m looking forward to getting creative!” Recommended:  State Of Fashion: Searching For The New Luxury Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Rebecca Doocey Age: 20 From: Conna Studying: International Development and Food Policy (second year) “Being able to express me through what I wear is inherently important to me — but I realized I couldn’t keep doing it at the expense of the planet and the people who worked to make the clothes, so I decided to boycott fast fashion. “Personally, for the next 52 weeks, I want to challenge myself to avoid buying clothes at all, and if I do need something, I will only try buying second hand or from a sustainable source (Lucy & Yak are a great online producer of sustainably made clothes in a non-exploitative way). “I used to be a blind consumer, buying whatever I wanted just for the sake of it, until I ended up with a mountain of clothes I neither liked nor needed. “Though we’ve only pledged to give up fast fashion for a year, I plan on changing my consumer habits considerably for the future, buying only the necessities as I’m becoming more interested in a minimalistic lifestyle.” What is a vintage theme? What is a vintage theme? A vintage theme is one that uses items and decor that depicts a certain period in time, or the items themselves are aged Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Asha Woodhouse Age: 22 From: Gurranabraher Studying: Environmental Science (4th year) “I’m boycotting fast fashion in solidarity with people that suffer at the hands of mass-producing unnecessary clothing for Western society. “The fashion industry must switch to a circular economic model, be transparent, and take responsibility in ensuring compliance with workers’ rights and in having a minimal environmental impact in its production processes. “If I need to buy something, I usually shop in a second-hand store first. “There are some items I prefer to buy new such as sportswear and shoes, but there are plenty of brands that are transparent and sustainable in their production processes. “However, a lot of these brands are pricey, but I think this will help me in putting more thought into it before buying something — although I know I am privileged to be able to do this. “I don’t think I’ll find it too challenging, to be honest, I’ve been conscious of this and shopping in second-hand stores since I was about 15. “Most of my favorite clothing is second hand. “The majority of fast fashion items I have bought recently have been with vouchers that I was gifted for birthdays and Christmas. “I think what I will find hard is buying basic items like vest tops, underwear, socks, and clothes for work.” Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Nevena Stoya Age: 24 From: Bulgaria grew up in Spain Studying: Nutritional and Food sciences “I’ve been invested in a fast fashion boycott for over five years now, during which time I’ve been learning how to minimize generic consumption. “I was brought up in an entrepreneurial family, my father, a carpenter, and mother a tailor, so producing necessities for myself is not unfamiliar to me. “Avoiding waste is part of the Slavic culture. I always had handmade and unique designs to wear as a kid. I grew to love fashion, but endurance and quality were things I struggled to find in many brands and fashion houses. “My advice to anyone thinking of following us would be to start from the community education perspective of re-building our habits and lifestyle: use, re-style customize, and recycle. Borrow from friends and family, swap in pop-up events locally, learn to fix and sew at Vibes and Scribes workshops and lessons (not only handy but great craic as well) or find your city’s professional tailors (Zipyard, or others). If you really need to buy something, make it a last resort and do so in a more conscious and aware manner. Buy from charity and second-hand shops, donating to meaningful causes or from NGOs such as Oxfam, prevents clothing from ending up in a landfill. Buy from small and local outlets, choose organic cotton or recycled and sustainable fibers. “And for more advice, follow the Society’s Instagram page where I’ll feature a Cork guide to sustainable fashion.” Recommended:  Israeli 3D Printed Fashion As Sustainable Works Of Art Vintage Fashion: What Does the Resail Market Expect Reselling platforms are having a moment. This year, Nike took a pair of Air Max 1s off shelves because the shoes showcased an embroidered Betsy Ross. Like clockwork, interest in the kicks exploded. Nike ordered a recall of its new July Fourth-themed Air Max 1 sneakers over concerns about its Betsy Ross flag logo. Prices for the shoes rocketed on the website StockX Currently, on the sneaker resale site StockX, people have bid upwards of $2,700 to nab a pair of the Air Max 1s. And high-end fashion reseller The RealReal debuted on the Nasdaq with much fanfare. StockX, which just raised $110 million in new funding, and The RealReal represent a growing group of retailers once considered niche. Over the last few years, they’ve begun garnering more mainstream attention, causing some proponents to believe resale to be the next big wave in retail. In the U.S. alone, retail sales are expected to hit $3.8 trillion, according to the National Retail Federation. These new platforms exhibit a burgeoning industry, yet challenges lay ahead before they can truly compete with big retail brands. Reselling isn’t new: For decades, people have hawked their already-bought goods via sidewalk sales and thrift and vintage stores. Sites like eBay, too, provided a way for individual sellers to cash in on used goods. Goodwill has been around since 1902. The latest wave of startups for second-hand fashion is named; ‘modernized vintage.’” Resale has had a facelift! Vintage Fashion: The State Of Resale Platforms Flashy new resells platforms are catching people’s eyes. More consumers are entering the resale market—both as sellers and as buyers. It is most certainly growing at a very rapid clip. The numbers forecast that the market for resold clothing, accessories, and footwear in the U.S. will hit $51 billion in 2023, more than double what it was last year. Meanwhile, older companies are dabbling with it as well. Resale site Fashionphile has begun building out a program for shoppers to sell back their old clothes. H&M is reportedly making similar moves too. Both the startups and the older players tout these programs as moves toward better sustainability; instead of buying something cheap and throwing it out some months later, people can recycle their own fashion. This is the new consumer trend. What types of trends are there? Trend analysis is based on the idea that what has happened in the past gives traders an idea of what will happen in the future. There are three main types of trends: short-, intermediate- and long-term. Beyond the RealReal and StockX, there are myriad other online resellers that use a variety of models. ThredUp, for instance, offers a website quite similar to other fashion retailers and department stores. All the clothing it sells, however, is used. People can send ThredUp their own unwanted pieces, for which they can receive a small amount of cash or store credit. ThredUp has raised over $130 million in funding, and business intelligence platform Owler estimates that the company brings in around nearly $40 million in revenue. Poshmark uses a more direct route, having sellers take pictures and ship their own products to buyers. In 2018, the company reportedly brought in nearly $150 million, and it’s been allegedly working toward going public later this year. Poshmark said it has over 50 million users, and over $100 million of inventory is uploaded to its platform every week. Thus far, the company has raised nearly $160 million in venture capital. Modern Retail reached out to Poshmark and ThredUp for comment about the reselling market and their plans, and they both provided statistics about growth and scale. Still, the overall impact is contested. ThredUp, in fact, commissioned a study (performed by GlobalData) that said the secondhand fashion resale market would eclipse fast fashion by 2028. Vintage Fashion: Challenges Ahead It’s unclear how many people are participating in this new digital resale industry. Only 21% of consumers had ever purchased anything second-hand. While many of these businesses are reporting growing numbers, their sales have come close to the billions of dollars in sales that even the ailing retailers are doing. Gap, for instance, reported over $16 billion in sales in 2018. The truth is that it is hard to believe any of these niche companies getting to that level shortly.” Still, if ever there were a time to make a splash in the resell market, now would be it. Given RealReal’s debut and StockX’s massive money raise, it inevitable for others to go public soon. There’s growing investors' interest at this current juncture. There’s a window of opportunity now. Cover photo by Depop Before you go! Recommended:  Black Friday Not Sustainable At All Especially For Fashion Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about 'buying and wearing vintage fashion'? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
'I won't buy any clothes from fast fashion stores for a year... and hopefully forevermore'. Could you commit to not buying a single item of clothing from fast fashion outlets for an entire year? To only buying clothes from charity shops, second-hand shops, vintage shops, or swapping or borrowing items? Vintage fashion: Second-hand is the norm Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers The seven students in this article say they love fashion and insist their boycott of fast fashion won’t be about them turning their back on clothes. Instead, it will be about getting creative and finding sustainable alternatives. Let's read their motivation to buy only vintage - second-hand - fashion. Recommended:  Circular Sustainable Fashion: Biggest Trend Of The Century Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Niamh Guiry Age: 22 From: Bishopstown Studying: Microbiology (fourth year) Are vintage clothes second hand? On the other hand, vintage refers to a category contained within the second hand category, which is the category of clothes that, even though have been produced a while ago, still have a good quality and can be worn. Clothing has, generally speaking, a very short life span “I’ve decided to boycott fast fashion because no one should suffer so you can look ‘trendy.’ I’m always trying to think of new ways that our society can promote sustainability, and the issue of fast fashion has been on my mind for a while. “I had been reading about the atrocious human rights violations that occur in this industry and the amount of pollution and waste it creates, and I decided that I wanted to try to make a difference. “I thought that pledging only to buy sustainable and second-hand clothes for a year could be a good way to do that. I went into one of our weekly committee meeting and asked if anyone wanted to boycott with me. I was beyond thrilled when six hands shot up in the air. Yes, for me, vintage fashion: second-hand is the norm. {youtube}                                                     Vintage Shopping In London + Trying On What I Got                                              Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say And Resale Expect? “Over the coming year, I’m going to buy as few clothes as possible. If I want to get ‘new’ clothes, I’ll go to charity shops, swap shops, and ask my friends if they have anything I can borrow. “I have plenty of clothes (the same as the vast majority of people) I don’t need anymore. “I will admit that I absolutely love clothes, and I love expressing myself through the clothes I wear. “Over the next year, I’m going to continue doing just that. You can live and shop sustainably and look good at the same time.” Recommended:  Sustainable Fashion From Bio-Materials Good For The World Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say.Caoimhe Flynn. Age: 22 From: Carrigtwohill Studying: BA International in English and German (final year) “Reports and news coverage have exposed time and time again, the human rights abuses on which the fast fashion industry is built. “In the midst of the climate crisis, the mass production of ‘disposable’ clothing is also not sustainable. It results in vast water sources, burning of fossil fuels, and strain on already limited resources. “I aim to avoid increasing the amount of clothing I currently own. I will, however, replace items that are no longer wearable, particularly those that are necessary.  “In the last two years, I had already begun to shop more in the many second hand and charity shops in Cork.  “If I still cannot find what I am looking for, I will allow myself to buy from brands and companies who are dedicated to sustainable practices. “I do not envisage encountering many difficulties along the way, though I have to change my habit of taking the easy way out when something breaks suddenly. “Not popping into fast-fashion retailers to buy little things like socks will probably be more difficult than I imagine! In the end, however, I know that what I own is already more than enough.” What are the best online thrift stores? 8 Amazing Online Thrift Stores for the Coolest Vintage Clothes Ever ASOS MARKETPLACE. That's right, ASOS has a vintage website too! The Vintage Twin THREDUP Tradesy Maeven Refashioner LePrix Depop Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Isobel O’Connor Sealy Age: 19 From: Tallow, Co. Waterford Studying: Arts International (first year) “I’m boycotting fast fashion because I find it sickening that people work in slave-like conditions making clothes for people like me in developed countries so that we can look fashionable. “I’ll be buying from charity shops, taking hand-me-downs from family, exchanging clothes with friends, and going to swap-shops or kilo-sales to get myself new clothes during this boycott (and hopefully forevermore!). “I enjoy knitting and sewing, so perhaps I’ll make a few things or spice up some old pieces I have lying around. “I’ve always loved fashion, and I find it’s a way for me to express myself. “I’ve also been a big shopper, but recently, as I’ve become more aware of the negative impact the fashion industry has on both people and planet, I’ve mainly stuck to charity shops or swapped clothes with friends. “I imagine the allure of online shopping will be a challenge for me, but the knowledge I have now definitely outweighed the convenience of cheap clothing. “Basics, like underwear and socks, could potentially be a challenge too, but sustainable brands do exist should I need anything like that.” Recommended:  Fashion Minimalism, A Capsule Wardrobe: Dream Or Nightmare? Vintage fashion: Second-Hand Is The Norm: What Do Consumers Say. Síofra Richardson Age: 21 From: Cobh Studying: World Languages (second year). “I’ve long been aware of the ethical and environmental violations of the fast fashion industry — I started a boycott myself when I was about 15, though I have since on and off, allowing myself to buy various items from high street stores for different reasons. “It felt like the right time to start a proper boycott again, as there is massive momentum for climate action at the moment, and as a group we have the opportunity to have a bigger impact, using the Environmental Society platform where we are a little more visible to our university community. “I absolutely love clothes, though for years I’ve tried not to buy fast fashion. I prefer vintage pieces. I like to think of buying clothes as investments. I use Eco Age’s & wears challenge as a decision-maker as to whether o should invest — is it something I will wear 30 or more times? Can I dress the piece up or down, and can it be worn year-round? What is difference between vintage and antique? Here is the general rule to remember: Something antique is also vintage, but something vintage isn't necessarily antique. Vintage refers to something that is from an earlier generation. Antique refers to something that is over 100 years old “For my boycott, I am going to attempt to buy no new clothes for the year. If I feel like jazzing up my wardrobe, I’ll take part in a swap shop: bring clothes along to an event where I’ll leave them for someone else to pick up and love hopefully and find something that was pre-loved. “If it comes to it, I will buy from second-hand stores or from ethical companies that are 100% transparent and traceable — this means before investing in a piece researching the company, where it’s based, their human rights record. There are plenty of ethical companies out there, though, a little pricier, but personally, I think it’s worth it. “The challenge I predict right now is formal wear — it’s not impossible to pick out formal dresses from second-hand shops, but it’s a bit more of a process! “Obviously, if something doesn’t fit, you can’t just move up or down a size, so it’s either starts all over or if it’s not far off, you can get it altered. I have a few formal occasions this year, so I’m looking forward to getting creative!” Recommended:  State Of Fashion: Searching For The New Luxury Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Rebecca Doocey Age: 20 From: Conna Studying: International Development and Food Policy (second year) “Being able to express me through what I wear is inherently important to me — but I realized I couldn’t keep doing it at the expense of the planet and the people who worked to make the clothes, so I decided to boycott fast fashion. “Personally, for the next 52 weeks, I want to challenge myself to avoid buying clothes at all, and if I do need something, I will only try buying second hand or from a sustainable source (Lucy & Yak are a great online producer of sustainably made clothes in a non-exploitative way). “I used to be a blind consumer, buying whatever I wanted just for the sake of it, until I ended up with a mountain of clothes I neither liked nor needed. “Though we’ve only pledged to give up fast fashion for a year, I plan on changing my consumer habits considerably for the future, buying only the necessities as I’m becoming more interested in a minimalistic lifestyle.” What is a vintage theme? What is a vintage theme? A vintage theme is one that uses items and decor that depicts a certain period in time, or the items themselves are aged Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Asha Woodhouse Age: 22 From: Gurranabraher Studying: Environmental Science (4th year) “I’m boycotting fast fashion in solidarity with people that suffer at the hands of mass-producing unnecessary clothing for Western society. “The fashion industry must switch to a circular economic model, be transparent, and take responsibility in ensuring compliance with workers’ rights and in having a minimal environmental impact in its production processes. “If I need to buy something, I usually shop in a second-hand store first. “There are some items I prefer to buy new such as sportswear and shoes, but there are plenty of brands that are transparent and sustainable in their production processes. “However, a lot of these brands are pricey, but I think this will help me in putting more thought into it before buying something — although I know I am privileged to be able to do this. “I don’t think I’ll find it too challenging, to be honest, I’ve been conscious of this and shopping in second-hand stores since I was about 15. “Most of my favorite clothing is second hand. “The majority of fast fashion items I have bought recently have been with vouchers that I was gifted for birthdays and Christmas. “I think what I will find hard is buying basic items like vest tops, underwear, socks, and clothes for work.” Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say. Nevena Stoya Age: 24 From: Bulgaria grew up in Spain Studying: Nutritional and Food sciences “I’ve been invested in a fast fashion boycott for over five years now, during which time I’ve been learning how to minimize generic consumption. “I was brought up in an entrepreneurial family, my father, a carpenter, and mother a tailor, so producing necessities for myself is not unfamiliar to me. “Avoiding waste is part of the Slavic culture. I always had handmade and unique designs to wear as a kid. I grew to love fashion, but endurance and quality were things I struggled to find in many brands and fashion houses. “My advice to anyone thinking of following us would be to start from the community education perspective of re-building our habits and lifestyle: use, re-style customize, and recycle. Borrow from friends and family, swap in pop-up events locally, learn to fix and sew at Vibes and Scribes workshops and lessons (not only handy but great craic as well) or find your city’s professional tailors (Zipyard, or others). If you really need to buy something, make it a last resort and do so in a more conscious and aware manner. Buy from charity and second-hand shops, donating to meaningful causes or from NGOs such as Oxfam, prevents clothing from ending up in a landfill. Buy from small and local outlets, choose organic cotton or recycled and sustainable fibers. “And for more advice, follow the Society’s Instagram page where I’ll feature a Cork guide to sustainable fashion.” Recommended:  Israeli 3D Printed Fashion As Sustainable Works Of Art Vintage Fashion: What Does the Resail Market Expect Reselling platforms are having a moment. This year, Nike took a pair of Air Max 1s off shelves because the shoes showcased an embroidered Betsy Ross. Like clockwork, interest in the kicks exploded. Nike ordered a recall of its new July Fourth-themed Air Max 1 sneakers over concerns about its Betsy Ross flag logo. Prices for the shoes rocketed on the website StockX Currently, on the sneaker resale site StockX, people have bid upwards of $2,700 to nab a pair of the Air Max 1s. And high-end fashion reseller The RealReal debuted on the Nasdaq with much fanfare. StockX, which just raised $110 million in new funding, and The RealReal represent a growing group of retailers once considered niche. Over the last few years, they’ve begun garnering more mainstream attention, causing some proponents to believe resale to be the next big wave in retail. In the U.S. alone, retail sales are expected to hit $3.8 trillion, according to the National Retail Federation. These new platforms exhibit a burgeoning industry, yet challenges lay ahead before they can truly compete with big retail brands. Reselling isn’t new: For decades, people have hawked their already-bought goods via sidewalk sales and thrift and vintage stores. Sites like eBay, too, provided a way for individual sellers to cash in on used goods. Goodwill has been around since 1902. The latest wave of startups for second-hand fashion is named; ‘modernized vintage.’” Resale has had a facelift! Vintage Fashion: The State Of Resale Platforms Flashy new resells platforms are catching people’s eyes. More consumers are entering the resale market—both as sellers and as buyers. It is most certainly growing at a very rapid clip. The numbers forecast that the market for resold clothing, accessories, and footwear in the U.S. will hit $51 billion in 2023, more than double what it was last year. Meanwhile, older companies are dabbling with it as well. Resale site Fashionphile has begun building out a program for shoppers to sell back their old clothes. H&M is reportedly making similar moves too. Both the startups and the older players tout these programs as moves toward better sustainability; instead of buying something cheap and throwing it out some months later, people can recycle their own fashion. This is the new consumer trend. What types of trends are there? Trend analysis is based on the idea that what has happened in the past gives traders an idea of what will happen in the future. There are three main types of trends: short-, intermediate- and long-term. Beyond the RealReal and StockX, there are myriad other online resellers that use a variety of models. ThredUp, for instance, offers a website quite similar to other fashion retailers and department stores. All the clothing it sells, however, is used. People can send ThredUp their own unwanted pieces, for which they can receive a small amount of cash or store credit. ThredUp has raised over $130 million in funding, and business intelligence platform Owler estimates that the company brings in around nearly $40 million in revenue. Poshmark uses a more direct route, having sellers take pictures and ship their own products to buyers. In 2018, the company reportedly brought in nearly $150 million, and it’s been allegedly working toward going public later this year. Poshmark said it has over 50 million users, and over $100 million of inventory is uploaded to its platform every week. Thus far, the company has raised nearly $160 million in venture capital. Modern Retail reached out to Poshmark and ThredUp for comment about the reselling market and their plans, and they both provided statistics about growth and scale. Still, the overall impact is contested. ThredUp, in fact, commissioned a study (performed by GlobalData) that said the secondhand fashion resale market would eclipse fast fashion by 2028. Vintage Fashion: Challenges Ahead It’s unclear how many people are participating in this new digital resale industry. Only 21% of consumers had ever purchased anything second-hand. While many of these businesses are reporting growing numbers, their sales have come close to the billions of dollars in sales that even the ailing retailers are doing. Gap, for instance, reported over $16 billion in sales in 2018. The truth is that it is hard to believe any of these niche companies getting to that level shortly.” Still, if ever there were a time to make a splash in the resell market, now would be it. Given RealReal’s debut and StockX’s massive money raise, it inevitable for others to go public soon. There’s growing investors' interest at this current juncture. There’s a window of opportunity now. Cover photo by Depop Before you go! Recommended:  Black Friday Not Sustainable At All Especially For Fashion Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about 'buying and wearing vintage fashion'? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Vintage Fashion: Second-Hand Is The Norm
Coronavirus Hates Social Distancing
Social Distancing brought a lot of innovations. Some far fetched some acceptable annoying. Jajaxed came with a 'beach belt kit.'   Christophe Gernigon, a French designer and interior decorator, designed a curvilinear bell to help space the tables, and Mediamatic ETEN was introduced: Serres Sépparées (separate greenhouses). Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked The designers are moving worldwide to look for useful solutions to create social distancing with objects other than devastating plexiglass plates. Click here: buy the mouth mask and get more product information . Handmade cotton face mask perfect for stopping you from touching your face and nose when out and about. Made from cotton in 2 layers with adjustable elastic to fit the face and give a close and tailored fit. Made in lots of different designs - standard size is adult. All made by hand and by me After the greenhouses on the canals of Amsterdam, it is the turn of Christophe Gernigon, French interior designer and decorator who has worked in the sector for more than 20 years with experiences in Carré Blanc (home textiles), Maison Sarah Lavoine et Arts & Influences ( Brussels concept store) and creator of Designer Particulier. Recommended:  Which Sustainable Food Keeps Your Immune System Running? Lockdown Unlocked: Safe Eating A German restaurant gave its diners hats with pool noodles upon its reopening in a stunt to encourage social distancing. Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin, Germany, reopened last week as the country begins to lift certain coronavirus restrictions. It posted a photo of its diners on Facebook, showing them in straw hats with colorful pool noodles pointing in three different directions to encourage social distancing from all sides (cover photo). Customers sitting outside Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin , Germany, all wore straw hats with two swimming pool noddles taped to the top as the cafe makes sure they do not mock social distancing. Safe Eating: Plexiglass Playing on the words plexiglass and eat (eating), he created Plex'Eat, a suspension with a disc with a diameter of 80 centimeters to which a curved and shaped bell-shaped plexiglass plate is fixed. The wave-cut in the photos distributed on the site is positioned on the back of the bell to avoid the feeling of total closure and to allow diners, even non-cohabitants, to eat at the same table without too much distance. But a simple rotation could allow cohabiting diners not to have to worry about raising their voices to talk to each other. Recommended:  Lock-down? Stay Healthy With This Body Workout At Home Lockdown Unlocked: The Idea From Music I was worried about the restaurateurs. So I thought of a device that would allow you to rediscover conviviality around a table, but without taking risks. All the spacing solutions for restaurant customers I've seen so far have the appearance of prison parlors. The prototype is much more pleasant than the plexiglass plates that have started to swarm on Italian restaurants' tables. The idea of ​​the plexiglass bell was born from an armchair in a concept store in Asia that was equipped with a bell to listen to music. The object is not yet in production, but some plexiglass producers are already interested in verifying the feasibility and starting manufacturing and marketing. Recommended:  Heat Waves And COVID-19: A Killers Mix On Its Way Pandemic Safe Eating: From ‘Quarantine Greenhouses’ to ‘Sneezing Fences,’ As COVID-19 restrictions ease, restaurateurs are considering new ways to accommodate physical distancing. Outfitted in face shields and holding long wooden planks in gloved hands, servers slide meals into mini-greenhouses lining Amsterdam’s waterfront. A pandemic riff on private dining rooms - chambres séparées in French - a Dutch restaurant has dubbed its experiment Serres Sépparées (separate greenhouses). {youtube}                                         Mediamatic ETEN  trials greenhouses to shield diners from coronavirus More like dining in a fishbowl than a behind-closed-doors experience, the ETEN restaurant at Amsterdam’s Mediamatic art center  is putting a playful spin on protective barriers. Big enough for up to three people to gather around a candlelit table, these transparent enclosures serve as an example of what dining during relaxed COVID-19 containment measures could look like. Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: Greenhouses The five greenhouses, which artist Diana Scherer created for her ‘Spectrum Crops Findings in Colour’ project, overlook the Oosterdok harbor. They are quite small, so we worried it would feel claustrophobic, but the consensus is that they feel very cozy and intimate. Restaurants in the Netherlands will open their door again on the 1 st of June only if the Governments think it is safe to do so and with many restrictions. Unlocked: Safe Mediamatic ETEN Mediamatic ETEN, a plant-based restaurant in Amsterdam, is putting a playful spin on protective barriers. Mediamatic calls its greenhouse model ‘new safe hospitality.’ Set in the context of COVID-19, Serres Séparées is indeed novel. The pandemic presents particular demands, and for restaurants, devising ways for guests and staff to maintain a safe distance at all times is crucial. Recommended:  Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: London, South Korea, Sweden, Canada Although we’ve seen this style of private-yet-public dining before - from pre-pandemic pods on the banks of London’s River Thames to glass domes along Ottawa’s Rideau Canal -  it holds promise for businesses navigating the current crisis. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, restaurateurs are considering new ways to accommodate physical distancing. In South Korean dining halls, for example, plexiglass partitions separating seated guests are commonplace. A rural Swedish restaurant, Stedsans in the Woods, announced plans to install a clear ‘sneezing fence’ on communal tables so you can talk to and see people on the other side of the table without being sneezed on. Recommended:  Sustainable Arctic Architecture: A Geodesic Dome In Canada, most restaurateurs are questioning their ability to reopen at all, let alone contemplating ways to fund glass greenhouses or other private dining options. Lack of capital is a significant issue. The biggest concern is 70 percent of people are worried (about whether) they have enough money to reopen. That’s going to be one thing that stands in the way of any innovation. Even if restaurants are permitted to operate at 50 percent capacity, he adds, most will struggle to resume dine-in service. In addition to regular operating costs, there will likely be increased staffing requirements to cover enhanced cleaning and crowd control. Kitchens will have to be reconfigured to allow for physical distancing among staff. All of this will need to be accomplished with half the number of tables they usually rely on to generate revenue. With the restrictions still being on, it will be hard for anybody to make any investments in things like you see in other countries. Once we’re through this, hopefully, they’ll find a way to counteract the virus's effects, and people will be able to start assembling again. That’s when our industry will bounce back. That’s when you’ll see the real innovation and the actual resilience of our sector.” Keep Distance On The Beach The Jajaxd Collective has introduced the ‘beach belt’ kit, which helps people keep the beach's specified social distance. Since the beach becomes a trendy destination for hot summer weather areas, the studio wanted to ease the general uncertainty, allowing people to enjoy the sand and sea. Foto by  JAJA x D.  Keep Distance Scream The Signs: Your Holiday 2.0 Social Distancing: Impossible Fashion The fashion world has responded to the request of social distancing by coming up with rather funny but impossible costumes. Funny or not, they help you keep a distance and don’t allow anybody to come close! The costumes remind people that keeping a distance is a ‘serious matter’ and, at the same time, can trigger smiles and ‘discussion.’ The petticoat dress by multiply office In the swimming pool, you can wear a floating device that fits around your body like a ‘pancake.’ Swimming will be hard, but at least you can keep half of your body cool while keeping people at a distance. Keep Distance: Shoes With A 'Message' Shoes made by Grigore Lup, Spain. Social Distancing: Recreation  These socially distancing circles can be seen in Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When the pandemic hit Elblag, Poland, and forced the closure of the city’s  contemporary art gallery, Director  Adriana Kotynska, an architect, came up with an innovative solution to safely attract visitors to its public outdoor space. She turned the gallery’s overgrown lawn into a green checkerboard, mowing the grass in a pattern to create individual social isolation zones. Tram Concept With Social Distancing Solutions. Italian architect Arturo Tedeschi has designed a tram concept for the city of Milan called Passerella, equipped with discreet social distancing solutions. Designed as a modern take on the classic ATM Class 1500 tram, which was first introduced to the city in 1929, the Passerella reinterprets the first model's style and proportions numbered 1503. Design Arturo Tedeschi Along with updating its form, Tedeschi added technologies and adaptations for life following the coronavirus pandemic. Its interior features plexiglass shields separate individual seats and circle-shaped markers on the floor to act as discreet signals of where travelers should stand to keep a safe distance. Design Arturo Tedeschi Frank Kunert's older work, Privacy, has taken on new meaning in today's context. Kunert said social distancing has also caused him to look at older pieces in a new light, such as the 2017 piece titled Privacy, where a round dining table is divided into individual dining booths. "Many of my scenes match our so-called 'new normal,' which isn't all that surprising," he said. "I'm driven by the topic of communication and society." Several other creatives have turned to model-making as an artistic outlet during the pandemic. Photo by Angela Weiss. People dine in plastic tents to enable coronavirus social distancing at a restaurant in Manhattan.  Before you go! Recommended:  Urban Mobility: Friendliest Bike Cities Worldwide Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about COVID-19 or social distancing measures? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Social Distancing brought a lot of innovations. Some far fetched some acceptable annoying. Jajaxed came with a 'beach belt kit.'   Christophe Gernigon, a French designer and interior decorator, designed a curvilinear bell to help space the tables, and Mediamatic ETEN was introduced: Serres Sépparées (separate greenhouses). Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked The designers are moving worldwide to look for useful solutions to create social distancing with objects other than devastating plexiglass plates. Click here: buy the mouth mask and get more product information . Handmade cotton face mask perfect for stopping you from touching your face and nose when out and about. Made from cotton in 2 layers with adjustable elastic to fit the face and give a close and tailored fit. Made in lots of different designs - standard size is adult. All made by hand and by me After the greenhouses on the canals of Amsterdam, it is the turn of Christophe Gernigon, French interior designer and decorator who has worked in the sector for more than 20 years with experiences in Carré Blanc (home textiles), Maison Sarah Lavoine et Arts & Influences ( Brussels concept store) and creator of Designer Particulier. Recommended:  Which Sustainable Food Keeps Your Immune System Running? Lockdown Unlocked: Safe Eating A German restaurant gave its diners hats with pool noodles upon its reopening in a stunt to encourage social distancing. Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin, Germany, reopened last week as the country begins to lift certain coronavirus restrictions. It posted a photo of its diners on Facebook, showing them in straw hats with colorful pool noodles pointing in three different directions to encourage social distancing from all sides (cover photo). Customers sitting outside Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin , Germany, all wore straw hats with two swimming pool noddles taped to the top as the cafe makes sure they do not mock social distancing. Safe Eating: Plexiglass Playing on the words plexiglass and eat (eating), he created Plex'Eat, a suspension with a disc with a diameter of 80 centimeters to which a curved and shaped bell-shaped plexiglass plate is fixed. The wave-cut in the photos distributed on the site is positioned on the back of the bell to avoid the feeling of total closure and to allow diners, even non-cohabitants, to eat at the same table without too much distance. But a simple rotation could allow cohabiting diners not to have to worry about raising their voices to talk to each other. Recommended:  Lock-down? Stay Healthy With This Body Workout At Home Lockdown Unlocked: The Idea From Music I was worried about the restaurateurs. So I thought of a device that would allow you to rediscover conviviality around a table, but without taking risks. All the spacing solutions for restaurant customers I've seen so far have the appearance of prison parlors. The prototype is much more pleasant than the plexiglass plates that have started to swarm on Italian restaurants' tables. The idea of ​​the plexiglass bell was born from an armchair in a concept store in Asia that was equipped with a bell to listen to music. The object is not yet in production, but some plexiglass producers are already interested in verifying the feasibility and starting manufacturing and marketing. Recommended:  Heat Waves And COVID-19: A Killers Mix On Its Way Pandemic Safe Eating: From ‘Quarantine Greenhouses’ to ‘Sneezing Fences,’ As COVID-19 restrictions ease, restaurateurs are considering new ways to accommodate physical distancing. Outfitted in face shields and holding long wooden planks in gloved hands, servers slide meals into mini-greenhouses lining Amsterdam’s waterfront. A pandemic riff on private dining rooms - chambres séparées in French - a Dutch restaurant has dubbed its experiment Serres Sépparées (separate greenhouses). {youtube}                                         Mediamatic ETEN  trials greenhouses to shield diners from coronavirus More like dining in a fishbowl than a behind-closed-doors experience, the ETEN restaurant at Amsterdam’s Mediamatic art center  is putting a playful spin on protective barriers. Big enough for up to three people to gather around a candlelit table, these transparent enclosures serve as an example of what dining during relaxed COVID-19 containment measures could look like. Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: Greenhouses The five greenhouses, which artist Diana Scherer created for her ‘Spectrum Crops Findings in Colour’ project, overlook the Oosterdok harbor. They are quite small, so we worried it would feel claustrophobic, but the consensus is that they feel very cozy and intimate. Restaurants in the Netherlands will open their door again on the 1 st of June only if the Governments think it is safe to do so and with many restrictions. Unlocked: Safe Mediamatic ETEN Mediamatic ETEN, a plant-based restaurant in Amsterdam, is putting a playful spin on protective barriers. Mediamatic calls its greenhouse model ‘new safe hospitality.’ Set in the context of COVID-19, Serres Séparées is indeed novel. The pandemic presents particular demands, and for restaurants, devising ways for guests and staff to maintain a safe distance at all times is crucial. Recommended:  Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg Coronavirus Lockdown Unlocked: London, South Korea, Sweden, Canada Although we’ve seen this style of private-yet-public dining before - from pre-pandemic pods on the banks of London’s River Thames to glass domes along Ottawa’s Rideau Canal -  it holds promise for businesses navigating the current crisis. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, restaurateurs are considering new ways to accommodate physical distancing. In South Korean dining halls, for example, plexiglass partitions separating seated guests are commonplace. A rural Swedish restaurant, Stedsans in the Woods, announced plans to install a clear ‘sneezing fence’ on communal tables so you can talk to and see people on the other side of the table without being sneezed on. Recommended:  Sustainable Arctic Architecture: A Geodesic Dome In Canada, most restaurateurs are questioning their ability to reopen at all, let alone contemplating ways to fund glass greenhouses or other private dining options. Lack of capital is a significant issue. The biggest concern is 70 percent of people are worried (about whether) they have enough money to reopen. That’s going to be one thing that stands in the way of any innovation. Even if restaurants are permitted to operate at 50 percent capacity, he adds, most will struggle to resume dine-in service. In addition to regular operating costs, there will likely be increased staffing requirements to cover enhanced cleaning and crowd control. Kitchens will have to be reconfigured to allow for physical distancing among staff. All of this will need to be accomplished with half the number of tables they usually rely on to generate revenue. With the restrictions still being on, it will be hard for anybody to make any investments in things like you see in other countries. Once we’re through this, hopefully, they’ll find a way to counteract the virus's effects, and people will be able to start assembling again. That’s when our industry will bounce back. That’s when you’ll see the real innovation and the actual resilience of our sector.” Keep Distance On The Beach The Jajaxd Collective has introduced the ‘beach belt’ kit, which helps people keep the beach's specified social distance. Since the beach becomes a trendy destination for hot summer weather areas, the studio wanted to ease the general uncertainty, allowing people to enjoy the sand and sea. Foto by  JAJA x D.  Keep Distance Scream The Signs: Your Holiday 2.0 Social Distancing: Impossible Fashion The fashion world has responded to the request of social distancing by coming up with rather funny but impossible costumes. Funny or not, they help you keep a distance and don’t allow anybody to come close! The costumes remind people that keeping a distance is a ‘serious matter’ and, at the same time, can trigger smiles and ‘discussion.’ The petticoat dress by multiply office In the swimming pool, you can wear a floating device that fits around your body like a ‘pancake.’ Swimming will be hard, but at least you can keep half of your body cool while keeping people at a distance. Keep Distance: Shoes With A 'Message' Shoes made by Grigore Lup, Spain. Social Distancing: Recreation  These socially distancing circles can be seen in Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When the pandemic hit Elblag, Poland, and forced the closure of the city’s  contemporary art gallery, Director  Adriana Kotynska, an architect, came up with an innovative solution to safely attract visitors to its public outdoor space. She turned the gallery’s overgrown lawn into a green checkerboard, mowing the grass in a pattern to create individual social isolation zones. Tram Concept With Social Distancing Solutions. Italian architect Arturo Tedeschi has designed a tram concept for the city of Milan called Passerella, equipped with discreet social distancing solutions. Designed as a modern take on the classic ATM Class 1500 tram, which was first introduced to the city in 1929, the Passerella reinterprets the first model's style and proportions numbered 1503. Design Arturo Tedeschi Along with updating its form, Tedeschi added technologies and adaptations for life following the coronavirus pandemic. Its interior features plexiglass shields separate individual seats and circle-shaped markers on the floor to act as discreet signals of where travelers should stand to keep a safe distance. Design Arturo Tedeschi Frank Kunert's older work, Privacy, has taken on new meaning in today's context. Kunert said social distancing has also caused him to look at older pieces in a new light, such as the 2017 piece titled Privacy, where a round dining table is divided into individual dining booths. "Many of my scenes match our so-called 'new normal,' which isn't all that surprising," he said. "I'm driven by the topic of communication and society." Several other creatives have turned to model-making as an artistic outlet during the pandemic. Photo by Angela Weiss. People dine in plastic tents to enable coronavirus social distancing at a restaurant in Manhattan.  Before you go! Recommended:  Urban Mobility: Friendliest Bike Cities Worldwide Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about COVID-19 or social distancing measures? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Coronavirus Hates Social Distancing
Coronavirus Hates Social Distancing
Over 10 Of The Best Ethical Brands
Clothing is one of the best ways to express yourself. Unfortunately, the clothing industry has taken a turn for the worse. Fast-fashion fills up the stores nowadays: we can buy a tremendous amount of clothing for mad prices. But there is always someone who must pay the real price.  Fast-fashion? Fair Fashion! In this case, it is Mother Earth. The fast-fashion industry remains the second largest industrial polluter, right next to the oil industry. The clothing industry needs change: these sustainable brands are here for that. {youtube}                                                       10 Ethical Clothing Brands You Need To Know About The problems that arise from fast-fashion – next to massive environmental pollution - are endless: low wages, child labor, and unsafe working environments are just a few examples. We can all remember the horrendous collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh in 2011. Things must change in the fashion industry. Want to be a part of the change? Shop sustainable fashion!  What is fast-fashion? Fast-fashion is the globally used term for clothing based on recent designer items – as seen on celebrities – that will get in stores as quickly (and cheap) as possible. Fast-fashion retailers sell items for astonishingly low prices, and these fast-fashion brands produce more than fifty seasons a year. Fast-fashion producers often cut costs that increase their carbon footprint. Recommended: Best Ethical Fashion Jargon 2020 Global Ethical: Reformation: Trendy & Transparent An excellent example of a sustainable brand is Reformation. Reformation is 100% carbon-neutral and reduces its environmental footprint by, for example, tracking the pounds of carbon dioxide emitted. This leading sustainable fashion brand is transparent about its production process and designs trendy pieces for women with different shapes and sizes. Two birds, one stone! Ethical: Reformation Ethical Brand: Basics For Basics: Sustainable Key Pieces With some tremendous necessary clothing in your wardrobe, you can make every outfit look luxurious. Want to invest in sustainable key pieces? Basics for Basics is your brand! The Hong Kong-based company is actively decreasing its carbon footprint by using surplus fabrics, organic cotton, and sustainable materials. Basics for Basics is your brand! Recommended:  Sustainable Fashion: Fungi, Roots From MycoWorks, Inspire Story mfg: Dyed By Nature So cool: the sustainable clothing of Story mgf is made from organic fiber and dyed with nature. Because this brand uses leaves, bark, various fruits, and roots to tint their pieces, the team of dyers, weavers, embroiderers, and tailors work from their atelier in the middle of an Indian forest - for honest pay. 1 Of The Best Ethical Brands: Story mgf PYE: From Seed To Shirt The brand PYE makes quality cotton shirts for men. PYE works 'from seed to shirt': they farm, weave, and sew their cotton in China, without the use of hazardous chemicals and with fair payments for their workers. The outcome is a perfect shirt that never goes out of style. PYE works 'from seed to shirt.' Gabriela Hearst: Innovative And Plastic-Free Former model Gabriela Hearst started her same-named brand to slow the pace of fashion. The company is plastic-free, produced the first-ever carbon neutral runway show, and introduced aloe-treaded linen, where less water is needed during production. Ethical Brand: Gabriela Hearst brand to slow the pace of fashion Recommended:  Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It possible To Wear? Maggy Marilyn: Inbuilt Sustainable Mindset Sustainability is an inbuilt mindset for the brand Maggie Marilyn. The company used non-mulesed wool for their clothes, just like organic cotton and repurposed and recycled materials. With their designers, you can look good and feel good. Brand Maggie Marilyn Recommended: Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It Possible To Wear? The R Collective: Rescued Textiles The R in their name stands for rescue, reuse, reimagine. The brand makes sustainable fashion using 'rescued' waste textiles sourced from luxury fashion brands. You won’t Regret your eco-friendly purchase at The R Collective! Christina Dean on The R Collective: An Upcycled Fashion Brand Stella McCartney: Animal Welfare Stella McCartney has long made a name for herself in the fashion industry. Still, when it comes to animal cruelty, she's just like her famous parents: the fashion designer will never use leather or fur in her clothing. Besides, Stella McCartney works with materials such as recycled nylon and re-engineered cashmere to create. How sustainable fashion can be sexy and ‘how technology can save us.’ Faithfull The Brand: Hand Made The collection of Bali-based Faithfull The Brand will let the hearts of fashionista's all over the world beat harder. The effortless, travel-inspired clothing is sourced and produced on the island by using handmade techniques, as hand-dying. Nice! Bali-based Faithfull The Brand Mother Of Pearl: #fashionourfuture The British brand Mother of Pearl creates luxurious womenswear made of sustainable fibers. Also, they advise their costumers on making a difference after their purchase: by washing less and repairing faults, for example. With the hashtag, #fashionourfuture, Mother of Pearl creates awareness. Meet The Creative Director Of Mother Of Pearl Amy Powney Another Tomorrow: Slow-Fashion No fast-fashion for Another Tomorrow: this brand only creates timeless clothing using ethical wool, organic linen, and FSC-certified viscose. Shop their slow and sustainable fashion for Another Tomorrow – in a greener world. Sustainable fashion for Another Tomorrow Before you go! Recommended:  Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say And Resale Expect? Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about 'buying and wearing vintage fashion'? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Clothing is one of the best ways to express yourself. Unfortunately, the clothing industry has taken a turn for the worse. Fast-fashion fills up the stores nowadays: we can buy a tremendous amount of clothing for mad prices. But there is always someone who must pay the real price.  Fast-fashion? Fair Fashion! In this case, it is Mother Earth. The fast-fashion industry remains the second largest industrial polluter, right next to the oil industry. The clothing industry needs change: these sustainable brands are here for that. {youtube}                                                       10 Ethical Clothing Brands You Need To Know About The problems that arise from fast-fashion – next to massive environmental pollution - are endless: low wages, child labor, and unsafe working environments are just a few examples. We can all remember the horrendous collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh in 2011. Things must change in the fashion industry. Want to be a part of the change? Shop sustainable fashion!  What is fast-fashion? Fast-fashion is the globally used term for clothing based on recent designer items – as seen on celebrities – that will get in stores as quickly (and cheap) as possible. Fast-fashion retailers sell items for astonishingly low prices, and these fast-fashion brands produce more than fifty seasons a year. Fast-fashion producers often cut costs that increase their carbon footprint. Recommended: Best Ethical Fashion Jargon 2020 Global Ethical: Reformation: Trendy & Transparent An excellent example of a sustainable brand is Reformation. Reformation is 100% carbon-neutral and reduces its environmental footprint by, for example, tracking the pounds of carbon dioxide emitted. This leading sustainable fashion brand is transparent about its production process and designs trendy pieces for women with different shapes and sizes. Two birds, one stone! Ethical: Reformation Ethical Brand: Basics For Basics: Sustainable Key Pieces With some tremendous necessary clothing in your wardrobe, you can make every outfit look luxurious. Want to invest in sustainable key pieces? Basics for Basics is your brand! The Hong Kong-based company is actively decreasing its carbon footprint by using surplus fabrics, organic cotton, and sustainable materials. Basics for Basics is your brand! Recommended:  Sustainable Fashion: Fungi, Roots From MycoWorks, Inspire Story mfg: Dyed By Nature So cool: the sustainable clothing of Story mgf is made from organic fiber and dyed with nature. Because this brand uses leaves, bark, various fruits, and roots to tint their pieces, the team of dyers, weavers, embroiderers, and tailors work from their atelier in the middle of an Indian forest - for honest pay. 1 Of The Best Ethical Brands: Story mgf PYE: From Seed To Shirt The brand PYE makes quality cotton shirts for men. PYE works 'from seed to shirt': they farm, weave, and sew their cotton in China, without the use of hazardous chemicals and with fair payments for their workers. The outcome is a perfect shirt that never goes out of style. PYE works 'from seed to shirt.' Gabriela Hearst: Innovative And Plastic-Free Former model Gabriela Hearst started her same-named brand to slow the pace of fashion. The company is plastic-free, produced the first-ever carbon neutral runway show, and introduced aloe-treaded linen, where less water is needed during production. Ethical Brand: Gabriela Hearst brand to slow the pace of fashion Recommended:  Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It possible To Wear? Maggy Marilyn: Inbuilt Sustainable Mindset Sustainability is an inbuilt mindset for the brand Maggie Marilyn. The company used non-mulesed wool for their clothes, just like organic cotton and repurposed and recycled materials. With their designers, you can look good and feel good. Brand Maggie Marilyn Recommended: Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It Possible To Wear? The R Collective: Rescued Textiles The R in their name stands for rescue, reuse, reimagine. The brand makes sustainable fashion using 'rescued' waste textiles sourced from luxury fashion brands. You won’t Regret your eco-friendly purchase at The R Collective! Christina Dean on The R Collective: An Upcycled Fashion Brand Stella McCartney: Animal Welfare Stella McCartney has long made a name for herself in the fashion industry. Still, when it comes to animal cruelty, she's just like her famous parents: the fashion designer will never use leather or fur in her clothing. Besides, Stella McCartney works with materials such as recycled nylon and re-engineered cashmere to create. How sustainable fashion can be sexy and ‘how technology can save us.’ Faithfull The Brand: Hand Made The collection of Bali-based Faithfull The Brand will let the hearts of fashionista's all over the world beat harder. The effortless, travel-inspired clothing is sourced and produced on the island by using handmade techniques, as hand-dying. Nice! Bali-based Faithfull The Brand Mother Of Pearl: #fashionourfuture The British brand Mother of Pearl creates luxurious womenswear made of sustainable fibers. Also, they advise their costumers on making a difference after their purchase: by washing less and repairing faults, for example. With the hashtag, #fashionourfuture, Mother of Pearl creates awareness. Meet The Creative Director Of Mother Of Pearl Amy Powney Another Tomorrow: Slow-Fashion No fast-fashion for Another Tomorrow: this brand only creates timeless clothing using ethical wool, organic linen, and FSC-certified viscose. Shop their slow and sustainable fashion for Another Tomorrow – in a greener world. Sustainable fashion for Another Tomorrow Before you go! Recommended:  Vintage Fashion: What Do Consumers Say And Resale Expect? Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about 'buying and wearing vintage fashion'? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Over 10 Of The Best Ethical Brands
Over 10 Of The Best Ethical Brands
Pollution Solutions Which Take Your Breath Away
There is too much negative talk in the world. I, for one, know that I frequently contribute to it by writing harsh and critical articles about new initiatives or solutions. Sarcasm and cynicism do not look good on anyone, although there is definitely something to be said for using it as a tool to make your writings more effective. Pollution solutions that take your breath away show solutions that really can make a difference. Solutions Which Take Your Breath Away Either way, there is plenty of beauty in the world and the human mind. We should not overlook that in a time where climate change seems to accelerate at a breakneck speed, with the first consequences already becoming apparent and even the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at its wit’s end. Rumors have it that the latter are this close to mandating governments to find a way of literally extracting CO2 from the air. If this happens, a scramble is sure to break out - with governments, companies, and start-ups alike running around like a headless chicken in an attempt to find the best way of doing so. Pollution solutions focusing on extracting greenhouse gasses from our air will become the new poster child of sustainability. The range of these solutions is impressive, going from advanced weather systems that will effectively have the person at the controls playing God, right up to planting more trees. Here’s all those inventions and inventors—time to celebrate some of ‘em—pollution solutions that take our breath away. 1. Cloud-Seeding Who needs a rainmaker to do all kinds of precipitation-inducing dances when you have access to cloud-seeding? It involves the use of silver iodide, better known as dry ice. This substance is launched in the air using a rocket or plane, where it will get started on inducing cloud condensation - resulting in rainfall or snow. Sounds futuristic? Think again. The first cloud-seeding solutions are already operational, most notably in China - where it was used to remove pollution from the air during the 2008 Olympics. While shooting silver iodide up in the air sounds strange and unhealthy for all of us, the effect on our health is actually negligible. 2. Giant Sprinklers on Skyscrapers This idea is in many ways similar to cloud-seeding, but without the resulting rain or snowfall. In this particular execution, giant sprinkler-like installations are attached to skyscrapers. As these sprinklers release water particles, dust and pollution particles will settle down. It operates much like the dust suppression units that are already famous in the construction industry. But this particular instance literally sprays out water that makes pollution go away. Simple as that. 3. Artificial Fog Removal How great does that sound? Not just when you are hindered in your travel plans by sudden fog, but also - even more importantly - for pollution-related fog. It is not surprising that this idea is currently under development in the world's foggy pollution capital, China. The word is still mum as to its exact workings. Recommended:  Artificial Leaf Sucks CO2 And Makes Fuel. Great! 4. Electrostatic Vacuum Cleaners Vacuum cleaners are great for, well, sucking unwanted things out of our lives. Be it the dust and sand in our hallway or the greenhouse gases out of our sky. The electrostatic vacuum cleaner developed by Daan Roosegaarde uses magnetic charged copper coils, which attract pollution particles. So basically, you vacuum clean the air clean of pollution. Great idea, although it has only been proven effective on a rather small scale. Just imagine the size of the vacuum cleaner. You would need to clean an entire city. 5. Geo-Engineering Not much has to be said about geo-engineering. People can play God by reengineering the earth and our climate system. We can put iron in the oceans through geoengineering to make them more fertile and sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere to cool our globe down. We take control of our own thermostat, so to speak. Many are hesitant about this particular idea, as it will possibly annoy Mother Nature even more if we start taking over all of her jobs. Her wrath can only be imagined. Recommended:  Cooling Earth By Sun Dimming Or Warming By CO2 6. Innovative Filters Filters that act like trees. That explanation should suffice. Trees are natural CO2 filters, so it was only a matter of time before someone tried to mimic that effect using real filters. A real-life synthetic tree got even people like Richard Branson excited, who promised to shell out close to 15 million dollars to anyone who could make it a reality. 7. Photosynthesis Bikes Try pronouncing this one three times in a row. Synthetic trees might not even be needed if we can replicate the trees’ functions in a bike. Photosynthesis bikes do not simply reduce emissions by, well, being emission-free bikes; they also clean the air using water and electric power from a lithium-ion battery. They are still in the design stage, with not even a prototype insight, but the idea is surely appealing. No need for a forest of synthetic trees when you can synthesize bikes, full pun intended. 8. Clean-Air Helmets While riding one of those bikes, you can wear a clean-air helmet. Although one hopes we would never go as far as really needing those to survive, it is strangely reassuring to know that people are working on this helmet, providing you with a bubble of clean air on the go. 9. Anti-Smog Martial Arts Wait. What? Another initiative that only could have originated from China, the birthing place of martial arts. And no, it is not that you do martial arts actually get smog out of the air. It merely serves to make the practitioner better able to withstand it. An elementary school teacher designed this routine of 23 exercises to make the kids’ lungs stronger. Another better-be-safe-than-sorry tactic will not help us per se, but it's nice to think about either way. 10. Plants Last but not least. Plants, Mother Nature’s perfect solution for removing pollution from the air. Their natural power to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen - so taking something bad and replacing it with something good - is quite easily unparalleled. Indoor gardens are great, large outdoor parks even better. Some smart entrepreneurs are figuring out ways of using the plants’ natural power in their business, selling it as ‘air-filtering’ plants—no arguing with that. Before you go! Recommended:  CO2 Footprint Reduction: 5 Innovative Solutions Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about green solutions? 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There is too much negative talk in the world. I, for one, know that I frequently contribute to it by writing harsh and critical articles about new initiatives or solutions. Sarcasm and cynicism do not look good on anyone, although there is definitely something to be said for using it as a tool to make your writings more effective. Pollution solutions that take your breath away show solutions that really can make a difference. Solutions Which Take Your Breath Away Either way, there is plenty of beauty in the world and the human mind. We should not overlook that in a time where climate change seems to accelerate at a breakneck speed, with the first consequences already becoming apparent and even the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at its wit’s end. Rumors have it that the latter are this close to mandating governments to find a way of literally extracting CO2 from the air. If this happens, a scramble is sure to break out - with governments, companies, and start-ups alike running around like a headless chicken in an attempt to find the best way of doing so. Pollution solutions focusing on extracting greenhouse gasses from our air will become the new poster child of sustainability. The range of these solutions is impressive, going from advanced weather systems that will effectively have the person at the controls playing God, right up to planting more trees. Here’s all those inventions and inventors—time to celebrate some of ‘em—pollution solutions that take our breath away. 1. Cloud-Seeding Who needs a rainmaker to do all kinds of precipitation-inducing dances when you have access to cloud-seeding? It involves the use of silver iodide, better known as dry ice. This substance is launched in the air using a rocket or plane, where it will get started on inducing cloud condensation - resulting in rainfall or snow. Sounds futuristic? Think again. The first cloud-seeding solutions are already operational, most notably in China - where it was used to remove pollution from the air during the 2008 Olympics. While shooting silver iodide up in the air sounds strange and unhealthy for all of us, the effect on our health is actually negligible. 2. Giant Sprinklers on Skyscrapers This idea is in many ways similar to cloud-seeding, but without the resulting rain or snowfall. In this particular execution, giant sprinkler-like installations are attached to skyscrapers. As these sprinklers release water particles, dust and pollution particles will settle down. It operates much like the dust suppression units that are already famous in the construction industry. But this particular instance literally sprays out water that makes pollution go away. Simple as that. 3. Artificial Fog Removal How great does that sound? Not just when you are hindered in your travel plans by sudden fog, but also - even more importantly - for pollution-related fog. It is not surprising that this idea is currently under development in the world's foggy pollution capital, China. The word is still mum as to its exact workings. Recommended:  Artificial Leaf Sucks CO2 And Makes Fuel. Great! 4. Electrostatic Vacuum Cleaners Vacuum cleaners are great for, well, sucking unwanted things out of our lives. Be it the dust and sand in our hallway or the greenhouse gases out of our sky. The electrostatic vacuum cleaner developed by Daan Roosegaarde uses magnetic charged copper coils, which attract pollution particles. So basically, you vacuum clean the air clean of pollution. Great idea, although it has only been proven effective on a rather small scale. Just imagine the size of the vacuum cleaner. You would need to clean an entire city. 5. Geo-Engineering Not much has to be said about geo-engineering. People can play God by reengineering the earth and our climate system. We can put iron in the oceans through geoengineering to make them more fertile and sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere to cool our globe down. We take control of our own thermostat, so to speak. Many are hesitant about this particular idea, as it will possibly annoy Mother Nature even more if we start taking over all of her jobs. Her wrath can only be imagined. Recommended:  Cooling Earth By Sun Dimming Or Warming By CO2 6. Innovative Filters Filters that act like trees. That explanation should suffice. Trees are natural CO2 filters, so it was only a matter of time before someone tried to mimic that effect using real filters. A real-life synthetic tree got even people like Richard Branson excited, who promised to shell out close to 15 million dollars to anyone who could make it a reality. 7. Photosynthesis Bikes Try pronouncing this one three times in a row. Synthetic trees might not even be needed if we can replicate the trees’ functions in a bike. Photosynthesis bikes do not simply reduce emissions by, well, being emission-free bikes; they also clean the air using water and electric power from a lithium-ion battery. They are still in the design stage, with not even a prototype insight, but the idea is surely appealing. No need for a forest of synthetic trees when you can synthesize bikes, full pun intended. 8. Clean-Air Helmets While riding one of those bikes, you can wear a clean-air helmet. Although one hopes we would never go as far as really needing those to survive, it is strangely reassuring to know that people are working on this helmet, providing you with a bubble of clean air on the go. 9. Anti-Smog Martial Arts Wait. What? Another initiative that only could have originated from China, the birthing place of martial arts. And no, it is not that you do martial arts actually get smog out of the air. It merely serves to make the practitioner better able to withstand it. An elementary school teacher designed this routine of 23 exercises to make the kids’ lungs stronger. Another better-be-safe-than-sorry tactic will not help us per se, but it's nice to think about either way. 10. Plants Last but not least. Plants, Mother Nature’s perfect solution for removing pollution from the air. Their natural power to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen - so taking something bad and replacing it with something good - is quite easily unparalleled. Indoor gardens are great, large outdoor parks even better. Some smart entrepreneurs are figuring out ways of using the plants’ natural power in their business, selling it as ‘air-filtering’ plants—no arguing with that. Before you go! Recommended:  CO2 Footprint Reduction: 5 Innovative Solutions Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about green solutions? 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Pollution Solutions Which Take Your Breath Away
Community

A community is you and me. A network of social, economic, ecological, and many other relationships. We all work together and live in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Social sustainability is becoming increasingly important on our small planet. We define support, quality of life, development, adaptation, rights, and labor.

Communities And Their Interests

We belong to a group of individuals - our society - in which we belong geographically. Certain environmental issues play an important role in our society. Here, sustainable solutions are sought, developed, and implemented. This may differ from societies in other countries. Still, because of our global environmental issues and dependence, we must learn to work more together to all benefit from sharing sustainable knowledge to tackle, for example, climate change.

Green architecture is important. Building with local materials that can be recycled and reused brings us a big step forward to have less impact on the environment. With green architecture, we can build smart cities where resources can be used more efficiently, and information can be shared, thus improving our society, your community.

Lifestyle is the way we live, the dynamics of personality. Fashion defines our self, and together with food, it is getting - at present - an even more important role in our society. It's not just about taste, but especially about the burden that the fashion industry, agriculture, and the meat industry have on our resources, especially water.

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