Plastics are useful. They’re used to help make lifesaving medical supplies, lightweight, fuel-efficient car parts, and insulation for our homes.

But nearly half of all plastic produced goes towards single-use items such as bags, straws, utensils and takeout containers. Since the 1950s, humans have produced about 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic. Every year, 8 million metric tons end up in the ocean.

Globally, only 9% of plastics are recycled.

As the waste piles up, there’s a growing demand for alternatives. There’s a number of companies trying to develop cost-efficient and eco-friendly substitutes, from mushroom packaging to advanced fibers and plastic-free online shopping. But it may take serious legislative efforts to incentive adoption and slow the rise of the industry overall.


Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day 2021.
A challenged world is an ALERT world. And from challenge comes CHANGE.
Let us celebrate all the positive changes women have experienced since 1921 and all those that are to come in the next 100 years. 


BBC London News: Fashion Industry at Risk of Decimation

We have only just begun….
Following the Open Letter signed by over 450 industry-wide signatories, we invite you to support our campaign to save the fashion industry. 
We have a simple 6 STEP action as detailed below, which we are asking you to complete STEP 3 and STEP 4.
All campaign visual assets (for Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn) can be found in Googledrive here:

Other documents can be found below

  • MP Template Letter can be found here
  • Open letter can be found here
  • Press Release about the Open Letter can be found here

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We urge the Government to hear us and act: don’t make fashion history.”

STEP 1. Unite the fashion industry to discuss key issues, impacts and unforeseen consequences of Brexit. ✔️

STEP 2. Open Letter with over 450 fashion industry signatories delivered to the Government with a call to action to meet us and work together to create solutions to save our industry. ✔️

STEP 3. Send a letter to your local MP, using Fashion Roundtable’s letter template. It will take the same amount of time to send as boiling a kettle.

STEP 4. Share social media campaign graphic and #dontmakefashionhistory to raise awareness and keep the pressure on for our call to action. Tag your local MP.

STEP 5. Meeting with the Government. 🤞🏽

STEP 6. Government commits to policies that work for the fashion industry.🤞🏽

Alex Lawther shares his Silver Lining with Choose Love

Alex Lawther shares his Silver Lining!⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣

There may be no silver lining to a pandemic, but some people have been lucky enough to find one in lockdown.  @theguiltyfeminist have been filling our feeds (and hearts) with gratitude by celebrating the little wins. ⁣⁣
Join Choose Love, @jameslawthers and @theguiltyfeminist, and share your own unexpected silver linings.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Be sure to share the love by making a purchase at #ChooseLove, the world’s first shop that sells real items for refugees.