Lupita Nyong'o Set To Narrate US Version 'Serengeti' For Discovery Channel Wildlife

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Lupita Nyong'o Set To Narrate US Version 'Serengeti' For Discovery Channel Wildlife

Beloved actor Lupita Nyong’o is already an award-winning narrator devoted to protecting wildlife in Africa. the short documentary, supported by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation won top honors in the Virtual Reality/360° Storytelling category at the 2018 Jackson Hole Science Media awards.

Now the articulate, multi-dimensional, Oscar winner, currently making headlines for her role in Jordan Peele’s latest movie ‘Us’, has signed on to narrate the American version of a new “innovative series” ‘Serengeti’ for the Discovery channel. The six-part series, a joint venture of Discovery Channel and BBC One, is the vision of ‘American Idol’ creator Simon Fuller and Emmy winner director John Downer. ‘Star Wars’ actor John Boyega will narrate the British version.

Bushwick, Brooklyn's Oko Farms Brings Aquaponics And A School Of Fish To The People

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Bushwick, Brooklyn's Oko Farms Brings Aquaponics And A School Of Fish To The People

Nigerian-born Yemi Amu shares a look at Oko Farms, a Bushwick, Brooklyn aquaponics system housing both fish and plants with the same water source since 2013. Given that about 70 percent of freshwater is used for agriculture globally, Oko Farms is recycling at its best. Jen Maylack interviews the urban farmer for Vogue US.

When Amu first encountered the concept of aquaponics, she realized this technique, which uses fish waste to fertilize plants grown in water, and then in turn allows the plants to filter toxins from the water so it can safely be returned to fish, had massive potential. It’s a symbiotic system, relying on the relationship between fish, plants and microbes.  “Nature is really efficient, and I fell in love with that efficiency,“ Amu says. “That source of locally raised sustainable protein, nobody is doing it.”

Seeking knowledge about her own eating disorder, the urban farmer began studying Ayurveda and its emphasis on holistic nutrition, supported by the idea that food is medicine. She then attended Teachers College, Columbia University for a Master’s Degree in Health and Nutrition Education. Soon came rooftop gardening and a passion that grabbed her being.

Meghan Markle Makes News With Gabriela Hearst Bag As Designer Talks Sustainability With Porter Magazine #29

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Meghan Markle Makes News With Gabriela Hearst Bag As Designer Talks Sustainability With Porter Magazine #29

If you thought Gabriela Hearst would be front page fashion news because of her in-depth Porter Magazine #29 interview with muse Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, you would be right — if only the Duchess of Sussex hadn’t carried her Gabriela Hearst satin tote on an excursion with Prince Harry to Sussex on Wednesday.

Alice Newbold, writing for British Vogue, asserts that Gabriela Hearst “is an interesting choice for the Duchess, who has not openly professed an interest in sustainable fashion before.” This isn’t AOC’s understanding of Markle’s involvement with sustainable fashion at all, reflected in a Telegraph UK January 2018 article: How to master eco-conscious style like Meghan Markle.

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H&M Conscious Exclusive Delivers First Fall Collection With Liu Wen | Fall/Winter 2018 Lookbook

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H&M Conscious Exclusive Delivers First Fall Collection With Liu Wen | Fall/Winter 2018 Lookbook

Supermodel Liu Wen shares the first Fall-Winter collection from H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection. Launching on September 27 online, the romantic silhouettes are inspired by ancient tapestry and include materials made from recycled cashmere and velvet, coupled with 100% organic silk.

Cecilia Brännsten, H&M group environmental sustainability manager, explains that as consumers hug words like “transparency” and “traceability’, retailers and manufacturers are pressed to innovate sustainable materials and methods.

This season the Swedish high-street giant has introduced recycled cashmere created from leftover yarn that has been respun, and velvet made of recycled polyester partly sourced from used uniforms. “We have been developing this velvet for years to get a quality we're happy with,” Brännsten explains of the brand's closed loop production efforts on these heavier materials that have finally come to fruition in its first autumn/winter Conscious Exclusive line.

Burberry Formally Gives Up Fur, Moves To Recycled Packaging & Will Stop Burning Excess Inventory

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Burberry Formally Gives Up Fur, Moves To Recycled Packaging & Will Stop Burning Excess Inventory

Burberry made two announcements on Thursday, following up on its May 2018 promise to review its use of real fur in its collections. Equally important, Burberry's chief executive Marco Gobbetti responded to criticism from the general public over its practice of destroying its unsold luxury products. In a first move for the luxury brands market, Burberry will become the first company to reuse, repair, donate or recycle all of its unsaleable products. 

Gobbetti said: “Modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible. This belief is core to us at Burberry and key to our long-term success. We are committed to applying the same creativity to all parts of Burberry as we do to our products.”

The amount of stock Burberry destroys had risen sharply in recent years, from £5.5 million in fiscal year 2013 to £28.6 million in the last fiscal year. Gobbetti also announced that the creation of a new logo triggered a need for all new packaging, shopping bags, marketing materials, and they would now use recycled materials. 

As for the company's use of fur, it's over at Burberry. Riccardo Tisci's debut collection presented at London Fashion Week on September 17 will be fur free.