Couple Make Beautiful Sustainable Clothes From Trash Because The High Street ‘Isn’t Doing Enough’

A husband and wife have set up a trash to treasure business that prevents waste materials from going to landfill by giving them a second life as luxury accessories. Elvis & Kresse began in 2005, when Kresse – who had previously worked for a start-up producing biodegradable packaging – had a chance meeting with the London…

‘Music On Prescription’: How One Family Is Turning The Tragedy Of Suicide Into Something Wonderful

Maureen and Iain O’Kelly are on a mission to cut suicides rates and boost global mental health by harnessing the power of music.   The couple, both 49 and from Glasgow, are raising money to launch a free music service called ‘Music On Prescription’ which will provide people with mental health problems access to over 35…

Akon Releases New Music Video ‘Tell Me We’re OK’ Highlighting Need For Sustainable Energy In Africa

  Akon, has used his latest music video ‘Tell Me We’re OK’ to shine a light on the need for clean energy in Africa.  The track, featuring DJ Hardwerk, holds a special place in the artist’s roster of songs as it focuses on a topic close to the musician’s heart – energy poverty. Centred around Africa’s…

Fashion Brand Carcel Is Empowering Women In Prison

A Danish fashion brand is aiming to “break the spiral of poverty” by enlisting women in prisons to make its clothes. Copenhagen-based clothing label Carcel aims to go where “the highest quality materials meet the highest rates of female incarceration”, paying women “fair wages” to make designs from locally and sustainably sourced material. Its first range is…

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