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FINDRA’s Weekly Inspiration: Caring for the Planet

Here at FINDRA, we’re always looking to bring you snippets of motivation to get you inspired for your own everyday adventures. It has been announced that Glasgow will host a climate conference in 2020 at which the direction of global efforts to avert the climate crisis will be determined. The UK is leading the way with addressing climate change and home grown efforts to clean up our planet are growing year on year. This week we’re thinking about how we’re individually and collectively responsible for taking care of this beautiful planet we live on.

 

Founding a Responsible Company

Before launching FINDRA in December 2014 I spent about 18 -24 months doing a lot of market research, reading numerous articles about the cycling and outdoor industry and the fashion and trend Industry. I read a lot about ‘fast fashion’. The clothing brand ZARA was being held in high regard as the new business model to follow with their incredibly fast turnaround of designs, shorter lead times for production and the addition of new lines.

As a wet-behind-the-ears entrepreneur looking to launch her own clothing brand, I felt overwhelmed by this approach to design, production and distribution. If this was the way forward and what consumers wanted then I felt an impeding sense of doom!

In our latest blog, Alex tells us about the ingrained, unhealthy trends of the fashion industry and what we’re doing at FINDRA to counter that. Read the full blog here!

 

 

The Great British Beach Clean

The Marine Conservation Society has been leading beach cleans for 25 years but in the last few years cleaning beaches has surged in popularity. Since the beginning, 319 tonnes of litter has been collected and last year 600 items of litter were found every 100 metres of beach. That’s a shocking statistic but there is some good news – “Since the carrier bag charge came in across the UK, the Great British Beach Clean has recorded almost 50% fewer bags on beaches”. Sadly, levels of litter have doubled in the last 20 years, but with organised beach cleans you can get involved and help turn the tide on littered beaches.

Just short of 15,000 volunteers got involved last year. Beach cleans are happening across the weekend of 20 – 23 September. Find out where your local beach clean will be by heading over to their website where you can also organise a beach clean near to you if there isn’t one already.

Get outside and help tidy up the planet – two great things in one hit!

 

Quote of the Week

 

Music of the Week

We’re building a FINDRA Community Playlist over on Spotify, bringing you music of a rather eclectic variety! From classic dance tunes to lesser-known indie songs, we hope there’s something new in there for you. If you’ve got a favourite you’d like to hear in the playlist, drop us a tweet!

One of the most beautiful music videos we’ve ever seen, this song by American Indie band Bon Iver has undertones of finding your self worth overlaid by a music video showing the grand beauty of the planet. We’ve got to keep the world sustainable and clean for future generations to see it in its full glory.

Whatever you’re up to this week, friends, remember to find your everyday adventure.

Love, Team FINDRA x

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