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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...

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The Body Shop launches new global refill stations

The Body Shop launches new global refill stations

Already a pioneer of environmental activism within the personal care industry, The Body Shop is now rolling out in-store refill services to 400 locations worldwide. According to awareness campaign Zero Waste Week, over 120 billion units of packaging is produced by the cosmetics industry every year, most of which sadly...

Fast homeware: the next big unsustainable shopping trend

Fast homeware: the next big unsustainable shopping trend

Though we’re well-aware of the dangers of fast fashion, our newfound obsession with interiors is looking to be just as damaging for the environment. It isn’t anything new to say that the world of interiors is booming. Particularly amid a pandemic that’s given us a heightened sense of ‘nesting,’ with over 37% of participants in a Bernardo’s survey agreeing that the look and feel of their home became a...

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Will beauty take an improved stand against anti-Asian violence?

Will beauty take an improved stand against anti-Asian violence?

In light of the horrific mass shooting in America last week, brand founders are calling on their industry to better support the AAPI community. According to Global Citizen, at least 3,800 hate crimes against Asian Americans have been reported during the Covid-19 pandemic. Amid this violence, which activists attribute to rising anti-Asian rhetoric from ‘political figures and media pundits,’ on Wednesday, March 17, a white gunman was charged with the murder...

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Thred Daily – The ongoing fight against fast fashion

Thred Daily – The ongoing fight against fast fashion

Despite many headlines hailing the death of fast fashion, data shows that the dark side of the style industry is not only surviving, but in some cases thriving. Sofia takes an indepth look at Gen Z's ongoing fight with fast fashion - the causes behind its continuation, the role of social media, and ultimately what can be done to make sure the industry stays ethical from production to price.  

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We need to get serious about beauty waste

We need to get serious about beauty waste

We must address beauty’s seemingly never-ending avalanche of plastic packaging that puts the industry front and centre in our fight to be more sustainable. Global Recycling Day – honoured every March 18 – aims to raise awareness about the importance of recycling for preserving and securing a healthy future for our planet. The mission is to inform world leaders of the importance of recycling and consider our finite resources when...

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