Something hugely topical for this year, World Environment Day is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Taking place on 5th June, Marylebone Village is putting its full force behind the festivities, celebrating the green initiatives and sustainable practices from businesses in the area.
The official theme for 2021 is ecosystem restoration. In line with this, Marylebone Village is collaborating with seed brand Sow Many Seeeds to create branded seed packets to give out for free, to encourage people visiting the area to contribute to the ecosystem by growing their own flowers at home. Housed in a fully biodegradable and compostable glassine envelope, the seed packets are a mix of British wildflower seeds and dried cornflower petals. Field Poppy, Achillea, Corncockle, Cornflower & Corn Chamomile flowers. The little eco packs will be available for collection from Wednesday 2nd June. 30 retailers and restaurants will act as pick up points for the initiative, including Isabel Manns, Kastur Jewels, Delamina, Pentons, 28-50, Zadah Rugs, TOAST, The Little Greene Paint Company, Nu, The Light Centre and many more.
Other incredible environmental initiatives in Marylebone Village, includes TOAST, who will be introducing a circle initiative to their Marylebone Village store where customers can bring back worn TOAST garments, share their stories, and exchange them for others to cherish and take home. Isabel Manns, who creates beautiful, reversible clothing will be using their surplus fabric to make beautifully designed headbands, pocket squares, face masks and scarves ensuring zero waste. Footwear brand Allbirds has launched its own innovative materials: Trino and TrinoXO, SweetFoam, Tree fiber TENCEL and ZQ Merino Wool. In addition to this, as a business they measure the CO2 impact of each of their shoes, and offset all emissions making them a carbon neutral business.
Contemporary Applied Arts will exhibit artists Julie Arkell and Robert Cooper’s work, involving Papier-mâché from scraps of fabric, while The Little Greene Paint Company paints have the industry’s lowest eco-rating, meaning there is no need to worry about solvent contributions to the atmosphere, and for every tree used for their wallpaper, 4 more are planted.
This is just a tiny selection of the huge list of great things Marylebone Village inhabitants are doing for World Environment Day and beyond, so make sure you head to the website to see the full list!
For more information visit: www.marylebonevillage.com
Dates: 5th June / all year round!
Written by Jordan Crowley