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10 Reasons Why You Should Read The Sustainability Issue

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Your May/June issue of Country & Town House magazine is making a splash on newsstands next week, and this month it’s the Sustainability special. Are you ready to dive in?

The May/June Sustainability Issue is a who’s who of the names to know in the world of eco-ideas: Nigel Topping, the UK’s High Level Climate Action Champion at COP26; James Thornton, leading environmental lawyer and founder of ClientEarth; wilding pioneer Isabella Tree; and Dom Bridges, founder of Haeckels, to name just a few. Plus, Team GB’s synchronised swimmers make a splash in sustainable swimwear, the best green retreats for a planet-friendly staycation, and the eco fashion and beauty brands to discover now.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read The Sustainability Issue

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The Shape of Water

Team GB’s synchro duo Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe make a splash in this month’s underwater shoot, emphasising ‘the sublime power of the human body in water to symbolise our essential relationship with the world’s most important resource.’

Fashion Director: Nicole Smallwood; Hair & Make Up: Nathalie Eleni; Photographer/video: Richard Johnson; Models: Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe of Team GB; Swimsuit: Paper.

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Party With Purpose

Julia Restoin Roitfeld tells us about her new ‘party perfect, sustainable collection for French fashion house Hervé Léger.

Images: © Claire Rothstein

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The Call of the Wild

CEO of WWF-UK, Tanya Steel explains why our relationship with nature needs renewing.

Image: GettyImages

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Material Girls

From mushrooms to seaweed, Sofia Tindall examines how the fashion industry is turning to innovative new materials that are better for the planet.

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Conversations at Scarfes Bar

Nigel Topping is Britain’s High Lever Climate Action Champion, a role he’s been preparing for his whole life, as he tells Charlotte Metcalf.

 

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Ready, Steady, Refresh!

Sofia Tindall details how to give your home a green makeover for summer, with a little help from the reclamation and design specialists at Retrouvius.

 

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Skin Deep

Nathalie Eleni’s top ten earth-friendly skincare saviours, from nourishing oils to organic balms.

Image: GettyImages

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Arctic Ambition

‘Somewhere in Norway’s Arctic Circle, perched above a glittering fjord at the foot of a majestic glacier, is a hotel that might very well change the way we travel forever.’ Meet the world’s very first energy positive hotel.

Image: © Svart, Snøhetta/Plompmozes/Miris

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Great Green Retreats

The best eco retreats for a sustainable staycation, from Cornwall to the Cotswolds and beyond.

Image: Thyme

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The Rurbanist

Our May/June Rurbanist, wilding pioneer Isabella Tree talks beavers, (not) planting trees and escaping to Greece. ‘If we let nature do its job, we’ll have healthier trees, a richer habitat for wildlife and many more beautiful treescapes,’ she says.

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