From plastic waste to t-shirt

By incorporating ocean plastics into its products, Gant joins brands like G-Star Raw, Adidas and Stella McCartney. And while some may associate recycled textiles with synthetic-feeling performance gear, Gant’s cottony-soft shirts are proof that recycled materials don’t have to mean compromising on quality and comfort. The new shirts, part of its technical line of wickable and breathable shirts called Tech… Lire la suite From plastic waste to t-shirt

Thanks to robots! these job skills are in demand

The more we rely on AI and machine learning, the more work we need social scientists and humanities experts to do. The automation predicted by the thinkers of the last century is current, and the problem of employment arises in the face of the generalization of information and the automation of production systems. So it… Lire la suite Thanks to robots! these job skills are in demand

Day zero? Cape Town is ready

Cape Town (South Africa) is not the first city to face a drought, but it is likely to be the first big city to run out of water. Water restrictions are in effect in the city, and the « zero day » in 2018 is expected to fall in June when the municipality will be unable to provide water to its residents. Today, the problem is the increase in population, demand is the strongest… Lire la suite Day zero? Cape Town is ready

Scotland’s first homeless hackathon announced

The first Homeless Hackathon in Scotland will be held in April to address the problem of homelessness. Hackathon is an event where a group of volunteer developers comes together to do collaborative computer programming over several days. It is hoped that this hackathon will be a source of inspiration for innovative solutions including applications, websites,… Lire la suite Scotland’s first homeless hackathon announced

Burberry: a rainbow version of his fetish tartan

The latest collection of the famous British clothing brand designed by Christopher Bailey, who goes after 17 years at the head of his creative office, innovates with a rainbow version of his fetish tartan. Deliberate adoption of the homosexual lobby symbol. Bailey has dedicated the new fabric in his farewell collection to the cream of… Lire la suite Burberry: a rainbow version of his fetish tartan

Nigerian women made history at 2018 Winter Olympics

During the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the women’s Nigerian bobsleigh team made history by being the among the first Nigerian athletes to participate in the Winter Games.  Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga did not win a medal but they marked history as part of the largest contingent of African countries in the history of the Winter Olympics. Their… Lire la suite Nigerian women made history at 2018 Winter Olympics

British film bring to light witch-hunts in Zambia

Nairobi — An award-winning British film about witch-hunts in Zambia trying to fight against curbing violence against women. Provided it is translated into local languages and distributed widely, according to human rights campaigners. « Bringing these stories to light can help survivors, civil society and communities to hold their government and duty bearers to account. » said Shelby Quast, director… Lire la suite British film bring to light witch-hunts in Zambia

Empowering Bedouin women by selling their creations

Iota, an Israel-based textile company is empowering unemployed women through the art of crochet. Shula Mozes, an active social entrepreneur for more than 16 years, founded Iota in 2014, a company that supports women around the world who can not work outside the home for cultural, religious and geographical reasons. Each carpet, pillow and home… Lire la suite Empowering Bedouin women by selling their creations

Queen Elizabeth II has banned plastic straws and bottles from royal estates

The Queen has launched a major crackdown on plastics across the royal estate being inspired by one of the world’s most famous naturalists and nature documentarians Sir David Attenborough. Buckingham Palace has said the royal household has a “strong desire to tackle the issue” and would do so by cutting back plastics, such as straws… Lire la suite Queen Elizabeth II has banned plastic straws and bottles from royal estates