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Couple Make Beautiful Sustainable Clothes From Trash Because The High Street ‘Isn’t Doing Enough’

A husband and wife have set up a trash to treasure business that prevents waste materials from going to landfill by giving them a second life as luxury accessories. Elvis & Kresse began in 2005, when Kresse – who had previously worked for a start-up producing biodegradable packaging – had a chance meeting with the London…

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe Says Its Food Waste Mission Is About ‘Ethics’ And Will ‘Never Go Away’

Sainsbury’s is investing £10 million to reduce the nation’s food waste over the next five years, its CEO has revealed, taking on a problem that will “never go away”. Mike Coupe told the Huffington Post UK that “ethics and morality is a big issue” and that Sainsbury’s was trying to “change the behaviour” of its customers when it…

Cancer Survivor Creates Bespoke Gift Service To Ensure Those Battling Illness Aren’t Forgotten Over Christmas

When Anikka Burton was diagnosed with cancer aged just 33, her entire life turned upside-down.  She has just got married, moved to the countryside and was looking forward to starting a family. “It was a shock as it is at any age,” she told The Huffington Post UK. “I was looking forward to our future and…

UK Company Coexist Is Launching A ‘Period Policy’ And It’s Not Shy About Telling Everyone

A Bristol-based company is introducing a ‘period policy’ for its female workers, based on the idea that paying attention to employees’ monthly menstrual cycle can be “good for business”. Social enterprise company Coexist plans to let women have extra time off during their period, and tap to their employee’s natural cycle to create a “happier…

Restaurant Offers Free Meal To Homeless And Elderly This Christmas So ‘No One Eats Alone’

A restaurant is ensuring “no one eats alone on Christmas day” by offering free meals to homeless people and the elderly. From 12pm-6pm on 25 December, Shish restaurant in Sidcup, London, will open its doors to those who’d otherwise spend Christmas alone. Local resident Kirsty McAdam shared posters about the initiative on Facebook on Tuesday….

Etsy Boss Says Its Female Sellers Smash Cliches To ‘Define Success On Their Own Terms’

Online marketplace Etsy is aiming to smash the dated stereotypes of the “white, male” entrepreneur, one of its bosses has said. Mark Lennihan/AP Etsy’s team celebrating their IPO last year Nicole Vanderbilt, VP International for Etsy, said that 90% of its sellers were women and it aimed to empower them to “define success on their…

‘The Gift Of Hearing’: Jo Milne, Whose Cochlear Implant Video Went Viral, Helps Deaf Children In Bangladesh

Back in 2014, Jo Milne captured hearts around the world when a video of her hearing for the first time thanks to cochlear implants went viral. Since then, the 41-year-old author has made a guest appearance at Glastonbury, been reunited with a long-lost friend and raised awareness of what it’s like to be born deaf in…

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