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The sustainable start-up nixing menstruation taboos

The sustainable start-up nixing menstruation taboos

Nixit is a one-size-fits-all menstrual disc designed to 'nix' the wastage and stigma typically associated with having a period. Although disposable tampons and sanitary towels are extremely commonplace, 80% of women don’t realise that the majority of their period products aren’t made with cotton or compostable materials. In fact, given that...

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Burberry to donate leftover fabrics to fashion students

Burberry to donate leftover fabrics to fashion students

The ReBurberry Fabric initiative will add to the luxury label's ongoing sustainability efforts and help young, underrepresented fashion designers across the country. In partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC), Burberry has expanded its scholarship programme and announced a new sustainability project with both planet and people in mind. With plans...

Samsung UK launches new Gen Z competition ‘Solve for Tomorrow’

Samsung UK launches new Gen Z competition ‘Solve for Tomorrow’

Samsung Electronics has launched a new competition that gives Gen Zers the opportunity to pitch their own tech ideas to a panel of experts, with a £10,000 cash prize up for grabs. If you’re a budding inventor or tech enthusiast living in the UK, you might want to jump onto Samsung UK’s newly announced initiative, ‘Solve for Tomorrow’. Comprised of three rounds, this nationwide competition encourages 16-25 year olds from...

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Black Friday in the age of conscious consumerism

Black Friday in the age of conscious consumerism

As we approach the end of yet another manic Black Friday weekend, is it time we reevaluated this longstanding tradition of unnecessary spending and started striving to shop more consciously? Walking through London last November, weaving through the hordes of Christmas shoppers and Black Friday bargain hunters, I came across a sign outside independent store Lone Design Club urging passersby to stop and think about the...

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You Decide – Is Obama’s call for tech firms to be publishers justified?

You Decide – Is Obama’s call for tech firms to be publishers justified?

Obama urges to revise the internet law Section 230 that allows tech companies to operate unregulated, but social media bosses stress it protects free speech. In a new interview with The Atlantic the 44th US president, Barack Obama, has called for a revision to current laws and regulations that surround the practices of social media tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Big name tech firms are currently protected by an...

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Breaking – The new Queens of gaming have been crowned

Breaking – The new Queens of gaming have been crowned

Breakthrough media company Queens Gaming Collective aims to emancipate women from the male-centric gaming narrative, and it’s about time. ‘All the boys were terrified of us meeting… they were like what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immoveable object?’, says Alisa Jacobs, CEO and co-founder of Queens Gaming Collective of her business partner and co-disrupter Taylor Heitzig-Rhodes. She’s describing the moment she took the idea of Queens, a radical...

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