Monthly Favourites: April

Each month Positive Luxury rounds-up our favourite picks from around the web – from the people that are inspiring us to the stories that got us talking. Plus, what to look out for in the month ahead.

 

We’re inspired by…Fashion Revolution Week

Throughout this week, we’ve been looking out for the brands and people that are making a stand and leading the way for a better future for the fashion industry. Particular highlights include, Refinery29’s dedicated fashion shoot – including brands to trust Maiyet – and the launch of Safia Minney’s book Slave to Fashion.  

If you’d like to find out more about the effects of the fashion industry on the planet, find a screening of RiverBlue near you. This groundbreaking documentary details the toxic impact of fashion and the inspiring solutions that could create a sustainable future. 

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Maiyet Suit featuring in Refinery29 Fashion Shoot. Image Credit: Luke & Nik

 

We’ve been eating… at Veggie Pret

This month the Pret a Manger near the Positive Luxury office was transformed into a veggie version. The change is inspired by trends that are seeing more people cut down on how much meat they eat due to health and sustainability concerns. We’ve certainly been enjoying some of the new offerings – the vegan salted caramel brownie definitely gets our vote!

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Salads from Veggie Pret. Image Credit: Twitter/Pret a Manger

 

We’ve been reading… Literally Nataly

A woman after our own heart, blogger Nataly Elbaz Björklund is aiming to make her life more sustainable one purchase at a time. Read about her ethical fashion and lifestyle discoveries over on her blog Literally Nataly – including a recent review of brand to trust Aeos.

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Nataly Elbaz Björklund. Image Credit: Literally Nataly

 

We’ve been watching… Amazing Hotels

This BBC documentary series takes you behind the scenes of some of the most luxurious resorts in the world, offering a real eye opener into the work and philosophy behind these extraordinary places. We particularly loved the episode about Mashpi Lodge, an incredible Ecuador resort that works closely with the local community to empower their lives and protect the environment.

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Mashpi Lodge

 

Plus, something to visit… Perfume at Somerset House

We can’t wait to pop along to this exciting new exhibition at London’s Somerset House. The multi-sensory exhibition will feature ten extraordinary perfumes and their creators, including immersive spaces that let you explore the stories of these signature scents.

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Perfume, Somerset House. Image Credit: Kim Keever, Courtesy Waterhouse & Dodd


 

And something to listen to… The Call from Man Repeller

Top of our download list for the weekend, The Call sounds right up our street. Hosted by writer and former political strategist Erica Williams Simon, the podcast features women who have answered their own “call” – from achieving a dream career to making change that will improve the world.

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Erica Williams Simon, Host of The Call

If you enjoyed this, you might like to read our monthly favourites from March, February and January

Sophie Corfan