Sofia Phillips

Senior Writer London, UK

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

WaterAid wants you to know about these 15 young environmental activists

WaterAid wants you to know about these 15 young environmental activists

The international charity is showcasing a group of Gen Zers, from actors and bloggers to documentary makers and authors, united in their fight to save our planet.  2020 was a pretty tough year for our planet. Not only was it the joint hottest on record, but during just 12 months we witnessed Australia face its worst-ever bushfire season, deadly floods and landslides that forced 12 million people from their homes in...

By London, UK
Stella McCartney’s latest collection puts people and planet first

Stella McCartney’s latest collection puts people and planet first

The designer's latest sustainable, vegan activewear collection is made from recycled plastic, an ode to the next generation's environmentally and socially conscious youth. ‘I am continuously inspired by the world around us, and the people within it who are taking a stand for their communities and planet,’ says Stella McCartney on her latest collaboration with Adidas titled FuturePlayground. Released last Friday, it’s a two-part collection described as combining streetwear’s ever-more expressive...

By London, UK
Honduras locks in permanent ban on abortion

Honduras locks in permanent ban on abortion

The country's government has approved a constitutional reform that will make it virtually impossible to legalise abortion in Honduras.  Less than a month after the historic moment for women’s rights in Argentina, whereby the country became just the third in Latin America to legalise abortion, Honduras has moved to permanently outlaw the practice. In what’s looking to be the region’s most draconian ban, the measure will make it virtually impossible to...

By London, UK
Synthetic CBD could be used to treat antibiotic resistant superbugs

Synthetic CBD could be used to treat antibiotic resistant superbugs

Research has established the antibiotic potential of synthetic CBD, after discovering that some cannabis molecules can effectively destroy previously untreatable bacterial strains. With doctors concerned that antibiotics have become increasingly ineffective since Fleming first purified penicillin in 1928, the recent discovery that some cannabis molecules can effectively destroy previously untreatable bacterial strains is a welcome one. An unlikely novel weapon in the war against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, synthetic CBD (a non-psychoactive cannabinoid...

By London, UK
Beauty brands turn to blockchain to boost consumer confidence

Beauty brands turn to blockchain to boost consumer confidence

With transparency an urgent new focus for the industry, blockchain technology is being used by brands to lift the lid on false claims and ultimately change the way we shop. If you don’t know what blockchain is, it’s an incorruptible system of recording information that makes it near-impossible to change, hack, or cheat what’s been inputted. Amid growing scrutiny that the beauty industry isn’t nearly as transparent as it should be,...

By London, UK
Nasa’s new AI has found millions of trees in the Sahara

Nasa’s new AI has found millions of trees in the Sahara

A new method of mapping the location and size of trees growing in arid and semi-arid regions is laying the groundwork for a more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land. According to a recent study that combines Artificial Intelligence with detailed satellite imagery, there are in fact far more trees in the West African Sahara Desert than you may expect. This is all thanks to Nasa (who else, of...

By London, UK
Why are Colombians protesting police brutality?

Why are Colombians protesting police brutality?

A local human rights group has revealed that Colombia's police are responsible for 289 homicides committed between 2017 and 2019, for which only two policemen have been convicted. In September last year, a video of police in the Colombian capital of Bogotá attacking and tazing father of two Javier Ordóñez began circulating on social media. He was later beaten to death in police custody. Throughout the following months, the event would...

By London, UK
How new app Sojo is creating a circular fashion system for lockdown

How new app Sojo is creating a circular fashion system for lockdown

Sojo is a brand-new app connecting users with local seamster companies through a pick-up/delivery service, creating a fresh circular fashion system during lockdown. While the pandemic has given the style-obsessed an opportunity to take a look at their existing wardrobes with a fresh pair of eyes, it hasn’t allowed us to get well-worn clothes mended, altered, and tailored professionally. Regardless of how closely you follow DIY TikTok customisation videos currently surging...

By London, UK
Exclusive – Alaia De Santis on making it big in the art world

Exclusive – Alaia De Santis on making it big in the art world

A prime example of the talent, discipline, and patience it takes to become a household name as an artist, Gen Z creative Alaia De Santis shares her advice on how to succeed in the industry. 22-year-old fine arts graduate Alaia de Santis has come a very long way since realising the only means of expressing herself was by turning her ideas into works of art as a teenager. Having been featured...

How TikTok became fashion’s social media linchpin

How TikTok became fashion’s social media linchpin

A competitive force to Instagram, which has long been fashion's de facto social media platform, TikTok's users have built a zeitgeist of acceptance as clashing sub-cultures and aesthetics co-exist in an extraordinary mixture of conversation, exchange, and adaptation. Ah, TikTok. The short-form video-sharing platform that’s been absolutely dominating the teen market over the last two years and social media’s answer to shortened attention spans and technology’s ever-increasing development. Let’s put things...

By London, UK