Charlie Coombs

Editor In Chief London, UK

I’m Charlie (He/Him), the Editor In Chief at Thred. I studied English at the University of Birmingham and as a music and gaming enthusiast, I’m a nerd for pop culture. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Charlie, and I’m the Editor In Chief at Thred.

I briefly ventured northward to study English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham before promptly returning to the south to pursue a creative career in London.

As the gaming and music enthusiast of Thred I’m a bit of a nerd, particularly for console news and album releases, and whenever I’m not making socials for Elliot or article images for Jamie I can usually be found crafting playlists and making posters on Photoshop.

A proud tea binge-drinker who’s worn my habits off on the rest of the office, I’m never one to say no to an edgy aesthetic in all areas of life.

      

Latest Stories from Charlie

Donald Trump to launch new social media platform ‘Truth Social’

Donald Trump to launch new social media platform ‘Truth Social’

After being banned from both Twitter and Facebook, Trump has announced he will be launching his own platform called ‘Truth Social’. Could it become a success? Former US president Donald Trump has announced he will be releasing a new social media platform called ‘Truth Social’ early next year. In a statement, Trump said that he intended to rival other big tech companies for news on current affairs, including mainstream platforms that...

By London, UK
Designer Joe Doucet creates new wind power wall

Designer Joe Doucet creates new wind power wall

Artist and designer Joe Doucet has invented a spinning, gridded wall that could harness wind power without needing giant turbines and large spaces for farms. When someone mentions ‘wind power’, most of us think of massive white turbines in the rural countryside that require a ton of farmland. They’ve become a huge success in the pursuit of clean energy. Wind power is one of the most popular sources of renewable energy...

By London, UK
You decide – Is Coldplay’s ‘sustainable tour’ eco-friendly or greenwashing?

You decide – Is Coldplay’s ‘sustainable tour’ eco-friendly or greenwashing?

Coldplay once vowed to only return to touring once it became a carbon neutral practice. Though it has been unable to stay true to this goal, the band says its latest tour will be significantly more eco-friendly than past efforts. Should others take note? As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic, bands both large and small are finally able to start touring again. This is obviously great news...

By London, UK
What are the biggest achievements from previous COPs?

What are the biggest achievements from previous COPs?

With COP26 about to begin, it’s worth reminiscing over the biggest and best achievements of the initiative so far. There’s plenty to shout about. I’m sure that you’ve probably heard of COP 26 by now, the latest climate change summit between major world leaders set to take place from the end of October into November. It’s a long running event that usually takes place annually – though we’ve had...

By London, UK
Art experiment Planet City imagines a climate change metropolis

Art experiment Planet City imagines a climate change metropolis

Created by architect and production designer Liam Young, Planet City is a science fiction art experiment that critiques and responds to the threat of climate change. If you’ve been keeping up with Thred’s antics over the past year, you’ll likely be aware of the growing urgency of climate change. We’re now seeing weather patterns become more extreme, with seemingly no sign of slowdown in resource usage or population growth despite...

By London, UK
The Magic Circle appoints first environmental female president

The Magic Circle appoints first environmental female president

At only 28, Megan Swann is the first female president of The Magic Circle since its creation 116 years ago. She specialises in magic that educates others on climate change. The magic industry has just undergone a shift in leadership, at least in the UK. The Magic Circle, a prestigious British organisation that promotes and advances the practice of magic, has appointed its first female president since it began in...

By London, UK
EU pushing Apple to change its phone ports to USB-C

EU pushing Apple to change its phone ports to USB-C

Despite slowly removing accessories and ports from its devices straight out of the box, Apple could soon be forced to change all its iPhone ports to USB-C to reduce their overall environmental impact. Anyone who’s purchased an iPhone in the last few years (which is, statistically, probably most of us) will have noticed that the box contains less accessories than it used to. Apple no longer includes a charger brick...

By London, UK
Are we on the cusp of a new ‘green giving’ era?

Are we on the cusp of a new ‘green giving’ era?

Philanthropists have just pledged to protect 30% of our land and seas by 2030, potentially providing a huge incentive to prioritise the climate within the charity sector. A group of nine philanthropic foundations pledged over $5 billion USD last week to help protect 30% of land and sea by the end of this decade. Called The Giving Pledge, it’s a huge commitment – both financially and logistically – that is...

By London, UK
What does Fortnite x Balenciaga mean for the future of marketing?

What does Fortnite x Balenciaga mean for the future of marketing?

Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga has unveiled a collaboration with Fortnite, which includes both physical and digital versions of branded clothing. Is this the future of luxury marketing? Fortnite has been around for over four years, but still remains a commercial juggernaut that experiments with innovative marketing strategies, whether it be virtual concerts, unique cosmetics, or full-blown real time events. Its latest venture sees high-end clothing brand Balenciaga feature exclusive skins and...

By London, UK
What should Gen Z know about managing money?

What should Gen Z know about managing money?

While it’s no secret that young people can find out pretty much anything via the internet and social media, it’s still worth knowing the basics when it comes to managing money. Here’s the essentials to get you started. As a larger proportion of Gen Z enters the workforce, more of us are having to fully wrap our heads around managing money and understanding budgets. We’ve also taxes to think about, self-assessments,...

By London, UK