Sofia Phillips

Feature Media Manager & Senior Writer London, UK

Sofia (She/Her) – I’m the Feature Media Manager and a Senior Writer at Thred, specialising in exclusive articles and live interviews, fashion and beauty with a focus on sustainability, women’s rights, psychedelics, and Latin America. I studied Spanish at the University of Exeter and International Journalism at City, London. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Sofia, and I’m the Feature Media Manager and a Senior Writer at Thred. I also work closely with Gen Zers from around the world on exclusive articles and live interviews to promote the inspiring work they’re doing to make the world a better place.

During my time at the University of Exeter where I studied Spanish, I chose to spend my year abroad teaching English in Argentina and working as a journalist in Colombia before travelling across the continent with my camera.

Returning to the UK to pursue a Masters in International Journalism and an internship at National Geographic Traveller, I eventually found myself at Thred’s doors.

Now, I balance my time between obsessing over mushrooms, practising yoga in the middle of the office, and telling everyone about the new song I just learned to play on the bass guitar.

     

Latest Stories from Sofia

Exclusive – Sophia Kianni on why knowledge is key to climate justice

Exclusive – Sophia Kianni on why knowledge is key to climate justice

Gen Z activist Sophia Kianni founded Climate Cardinals; a non-profit organisation dedicated to closing the climate translation gap. She believes that education is the most valuable tool in the fight to safeguard our planet’s future. At just 20 years old, Sophia Kianni is both the youngest member on the United Nations Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change and the founder of Climate Cardinals, an international non-profit organisation that’s working...

By London, UK
Are tech companies failing to protect children?

Are tech companies failing to protect children?

With TikTok facing a £27m fine for endangering under-13s and a recent study uncovering that almost half of British children have seen harmful content online, we must address the threat posed by social media platforms and their blatant disregard for the wellbeing of young users.  Earlier this week, news broke out that TikTok – with its 25% userbase of 10 to 19-year-olds – has been accused of processing the...

By London, UK
Hibernating bears may hold the secret to curing diabetes

Hibernating bears may hold the secret to curing diabetes

By feeding honey water to bears, researchers have discovered the potential genetic key to their insulin control. This advance could lead to a remedial treatment for a disease that affects almost ten per cent of the world’s adult population. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why humans aren’t able to consume tens of thousands of calories a day to bulk up before taking a very long nap, you’re not alone. It’s...

By London, UK
NASA’s planetary defence mission was a success

NASA’s planetary defence mission was a success

Testing humanity’s ability to prevent the kind of disaster that wiped out the dinosaurs, NASA intentionally crashed its DART probe into an asteroid. The threat of a devastating asteroid may seem fanciful, but scientists understandably want to prepare for a dinosaur-esque situation. It’s for this reason that, last November, NASA launched DART (short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test), a vending-machine-sized spacecraft with one target: Dimorphos. Almost a year on and the $325m...

By London, UK
Selfridges doubles down on sustainability commitments

Selfridges doubles down on sustainability commitments

The luxury department store Selfridges has published its first annual ‘Project Earth’ report detailing a number of ambitious targets that it hopes will ‘reinvent retail.’ Back in 2020, Selfridges committed to its sustainability strategy with ‘Project Earth,’ an impressive outline with the overarching goal of steering its business towards a net-zero future. Two years later, and – in the words of UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres – ‘our fragile planet is hanging...

By London, UK
PETA calls for a sex strike against meat-eating men

PETA calls for a sex strike against meat-eating men

The German branch of the non-profit organisation is facing criticism for controversially trying to convince carnivorous males to switch to being vegan with a bedroom ban. Of the many things we can do to reduce our carbon footprints, switching to a plant-based diet is pretty high up in terms of effectiveness. This is because agriculture is a major contributor to the climate crisis. A large share of methane emissions are

By London, UK
Electric planes may be closer to reality than we thought

Electric planes may be closer to reality than we thought

Determined to ensure that the world’s emission-free future can take flight, a Swedish start-up is in the midst of putting a battery-powered 30-seat passenger aircraft into service by 2028. Unless you’re a member of the Kardashian family, you’ll be well aware that flying is terrible for the environment. In fact, although it would be unrealistic to assume we may eventually give it up altogether, foregoing this mode of transport – which...

By London, UK
Cities are becoming too hot for trees

Cities are becoming too hot for trees

According to a new study, climate change is threatening the health and survival of trees grown in urban areas to keep them cool, with more than half of the species already feeling the heat. If you spent your summer in a city, likelihood is you were forced to endure intense, record-breaking heatwaves throughout July. What you may not have been aware of is that, without trees, our efforts to stay...

By London, UK
How is the beauty industry prioritising transparency online?

How is the beauty industry prioritising transparency online?

As the industry continues exploring digital spaces, community-centric platforms that allow the vetting of cosmetics and skincare products in real time are proving the most popular. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but online consumer engagement has become a top priority for the beauty industry. Anyone who’s been paying attention over the last decade or so will have noticed many leading beauty brands rapidly shift their focus onto online...

By London, UK
Patagonia’s founder gives company away ‘to planet Earth’

Patagonia’s founder gives company away ‘to planet Earth’

Yvon Chouinard is transferring ownership of Patagonia – valued at $3bn – to a specially-designed trust and non-profit organisation that will help fight the climate crisis. ‘Hey, friends, we just gave our company to planet Earth,’ tweeted Patagonia last night. ‘OK, it’s more nuanced than that, but we’re closed today to celebrate this new plan to save our one and only home.’ The apparel brand, which is renowned for...

By London, UK