What’s the True Meaning of Sustainability?

I am delighted to announce that I have been invited to be part of a wonderful panel of like-minded business people to talk about a subject very close to my heart. Sustainability. Hosted by The Keep Boutique.

So if you're in London and curious, get your ticket today! (Details below).

From food to fashion, home to beauty, you can’t ignore that sustainability is today’s zeitgeist.

But is it always so black and white?

Join us for an evening of lively discussion as we explore the grey areas surrounding the ideas and ideals of sustainability.

  • What are the implications of choosing organic?

  • Do the ideals of fair trade play out on the ground?

  • Is aspiring to ‘cleaner’ regimes – be it beauty, food or fashion - healthy?

  • Should we always choose all-natural products over synthetic alternatives?

  • Can sustainability inhibit diversity?

  • What societal pressures are at play when it comes to what we wear/eat and how we view ourselves and our bodies?

  • Can a more conscious approach to consumerism make a positive impact on our health, wider society and the environment, while still meeting our demands?

Conversation will hopefully lead us to a better understanding of the nuances within the food/fashion/homeware and beauty industries - helping us all make more considered choices when it comes to what we buy.

The panellists:

Emilie Vanpoperinghe, co-founder of Oddbox - London's only social enterprise delivering wonky fruit and veg boxes to homes and offices.

Julius Roberts, TellTaleFood. First generation farmer and restaurant trained cook, telling the tale of a life in the British countryside.

Sophie Dunster, designer behind Gung Ho – an ethically responsible clothing line that wants to get people talking with their beautiful floral clothing & accessories, and embroidered sweatshirts all locally made from 100% organic fabric. Sophie is a London-based designer, raised living a zero carbon lifestyle. Through her work she aims to create a bridge between design and the fundamental environmental issues that lie at the heart of contemporary culture.

Khandiz Joni, multidisciplinary Hair & Make-Up artist who specialises in using clean, ethical products that push the boundaries of the 'Clean Beauty' narrative. Khandiz is also one-half of creative direction duo, A Novel Approach, which champions brands that are affecting positive change for people and planet. She is also the founder and editor of beauty platform, UNTAINTED.

Sophie Garnier, founder of direct-to-maker homeware brand Kalinko, the first homewares brand from Burma. Sophie works directly with artisan villages around Burma to produce beautiful hand-made products for the home, that are made to last and treasure. .

Ticket price includes a goody bag, and 20% discount from the hosts. You will also have the opportunity to try products, ask your burning sustainability questions and meet professionals across all four industries.

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