Sofia Phillips

Senior Writer London, UK

Sofia (She/Her)- I’m the Style Editor and a Senior Writer at Thred, specialising in fashion and beauty with a focus on sustainability and women’s rights. 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 Style Editor and a Senior Writer at Thred.

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 the latest trends, practising my kickboxing skills 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

Thred’s ultimate guide to going zero-waste

Thred’s ultimate guide to going zero-waste

This Earth Day, we’ve created a beginner’s guide to reducing your environmental impact and reaching that elusive zero waste target. If you’re an avid reader of Thred, chances are you’ve already been incentivised to start reducing your environmental impact as much as possible. Whether that involves switching from fast fashion to resale, choosing to consume less animal products, or using apps like Klima to keep track of your carbon footprint,...

By London, UK
L’Oréal unveils sustainability programme ahead of Earth Day

L’Oréal unveils sustainability programme ahead of Earth Day

The world’s largest cosmetics company has ambitiously pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% before 2030, setting a prime example for other beauty brands to follow. With Earth Day around the corner (and an estimated one billion people mobilised to take part in this year’s events), it seems fitting to shine a light on the members of the beauty and personal care industry that are paving the way for...

By London, UK
Hundreds missing after Rohingya refugee camp fires

Hundreds missing after Rohingya refugee camp fires

During the last fortnight, several small fires have devastated dozens of make-shift shelters in India and Bangladesh, displacing a further 45,000 escapees of Myanmar’s military crackdown. At present, an estimated one million Rohingya refugees are living in overcrowded sprawling camps in southern Bangladesh, after fleeing a brutal crackdown by the Myanmar military in 2017 that had ‘genocidal intent.’ In what former human rights chief at the United Nations calls a ‘textbook case of...

By London, UK
Is beauty at fault of whitewashing traditional Chinese medicine?

Is beauty at fault of whitewashing traditional Chinese medicine?

Members of the AAPI community are concerned that the increasing trendiness of TCM in Western wellness routines is detracting from its cultural significance. In our wellness-obsessed world, people are constantly clamouring for the next trendy product to feature in their skincare routines. The latest craze is a traditional Chinese medicine practice (TCM) that’s proving to be exceptionally popular around the globe. Gua sha (pronounced gwā sā) is commonly used to...

By London, UK
Archaeologists unearth ‘lost golden city’ in Egypt

Archaeologists unearth ‘lost golden city’ in Egypt

The second most important discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun almost a century ago, the 3,400-year-old royal city contains stunningly preserved remains. Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed what is believed to be the largest city of the Egyptian empire and one of the most important finds in decades. The settlement, dubbed a ‘Lost Golden City’ by officials, has been discovered in the southern province of Luxor, Egypt and dates back more than...

By London, UK
Is dropshipping set to discredit the rise in resale fashion?

Is dropshipping set to discredit the rise in resale fashion?

Alongside the innumerable positive steps we’ve taken towards a greener future for the industry, the rising popularity of resale platforms is presenting its own issues. Thrifting, repurposing, the trading of deadstock – they all come under the umbrella of ‘resale fashion’. Long before it became chic, rummaging through vintage markets was the best way to find original, designer clothing without the hefty price tags. It was where you could stumble...

By London, UK
Celebrities back Tree Aid’s appeal to save the Metema forest

Celebrities back Tree Aid’s appeal to save the Metema forest

Several high-profile names are supporting a call from Tree Aid to bring a forest in Ethiopia back from the brink of extinction. Tree Aid, a charity that works with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the global climate crisis by growing trees, is pushing for urgent action to save the Metema forest in Ethiopia from going extinct during the next 20 years. At...

By London, UK
Women protesting femicide in Latin America refuse to back down

Women protesting femicide in Latin America refuse to back down

In a region where machismo reigns and gender-based violence is widespread, demonstrations against these issues continue to unfold. Now, the fight is crossing borders. Deemed the most lethal location on the planet for women prior to the outbreak, Latin America is as deadly as ever, with activists of the #NiUnaMenos movement blaming Coronavirus for consolidating the ongoing problem of domestic and gendered violence throughout the region. Comprising almost half of the...

By London, UK
Sri Lanka joins palm oil boycott by banning imports

Sri Lanka joins palm oil boycott by banning imports

The country’s government has banned palm oil imports with immediate effect and is phasing out domestic cultivation to be replaced with more eco-friendly crops. If you weren’t aware, palm oil – the world’s most consumed cooking oil and an ingredient found in close to 50% of all packaged products – has been and continues to be a major driver of deforestation of some of the most biodiverse forests on...

By London, UK
Is Lena Dunham’s plus-size clothing line really that inclusive?

Is Lena Dunham’s plus-size clothing line really that inclusive?

The creator is launching her own plus-size fashion collection with an aim to fight the idea that bigger women are ‘stupid,’ but has been criticised for offering limited sizing options. Excuse the cliché, but times have changed. Conversations within the fashion industry about size, representation, and the importance of inclusion are more prominent now than ever. These days, it’s all about loving the skin we’re in, no matter what we...

By London, UK