Doconomy launches credit card with a carbon-emission spending limit

Swedish fintech company Doconomy has launched a credit card that tracks the carbon dioxide emissions of purchases, and caps the climate impact of users' spending. The DO Black credit card directly connects our consumption to the impact it has on the planet, in a bid to encourage us to actively reduce our carbon footprint each day. Users can make their daily purchases with the DO card, tracking the carbon emissions associated with their spending via the DO app. The app uses a calculation system called the Åland Index to measure the CO2 produced with every transaction, and allows users to put limits on the climate impact of their spending” “Those who sign up to DO will receive access to a free savings account that helps them understand their carbon footprint,...

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Ecology and Repurposing Materials: NICOLE ZIZI STUDIO Launched First Brooklyn Pop-Up Shop!

Ecology and Repurposing Materials: NICOLE ZIZI STUDIO Launched First Brooklyn Pop-Up Shop!

On Friday, April 26 —- NICOLE ZÏZI STUDIO launched a pop-up in Brooklyn, New York with support from  friends at TRSNSPLS and Jade Gordon. Here are a few images from the event!  

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The Importance of Women in Streetwear featured by Casual Fridays

The Importance of Women in Streetwear featured by Casual Fridays

Yesterday, was International Women's Day, A focal point in the movement for women's rights. We celebrate women and their power, intelligence, the magic that is within each one, that is often not highlighted as much as it should, especially in the design field. Read Casual Friday’s article featuring  women that are changing the street wear game such as my brand, NICOLE ZÏZI STUDIO, Sheila Rashid, Stray Rats, By My Lonely, and many more,   “It is crazy to believe that in a fashion world ruled by women’s wear women are rarely mentioned when it comes to streetwear.“ ”Then you have brands such as NICOLE ZÏZI STUDIO, ran by NICOLE ZÏZI, where they focus on making eco friendly sustainable high-end streetwear and design. Her most recent capsule features a jacket and accessories made of plastic...

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Material Research and Exploration: Tagua Nuts

Material Research and Exploration: Tagua Nuts

Tagua Nut, often called a vegetable ivory. An alternative to elephant. Mainly grown in Ecaudor. Can be carved into sculptures, buttons, jewlrey, and industrial products. Decreases deforstation, and promotes the growth of Tagua palm trees. Despite the perspective of human management of nature a negative effect, Tagua nut Palm trees actually flourish with human management. Human interaction can actually be essential for the conservation of this tree species. PROPERTIES: Absorbs dye like a dream. Great for industial products, product design and fashion. Very hard, dense material. PROCESS: The Tagua fruit is collected from the trees and dried for four up to eight weeks, after which period they become hard Shells are cracked to extract the nuts, and each nut is cleaned and shaped as desired The Tagua is dye in...

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READ: Nicole Zizi’s latest interview with Cut x Sew Magazine “an innovative and eco-conscious designer for the future”

READ: Nicole Zizi’s latest interview with Cut x Sew Magazine “an innovative and eco-conscious designer for the future”

I had the pleasure of being interview by Cut x Sew Magazine. We talked about my work as an eco-conscious designer, philosophy, what I like and dislike about Florida and New York, growing up in Broward County, and how to be more conscious of materials we put on body.  Read the entire piece over at Cut x Sew Magazine. Photography by Lenzs Lamisére.   

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Las Vegas chapel Til Death Do Us Part DESIGNED by Joshua Vides features line-drawn details

“Graphic designer and visual artist Joshua Vides has created a chapel in a Las Vegas hotel, for couples to tie the knot in an "Instagram-worthy" setting. Vides' 800-square-foot installation is erected at the Palms Casino Resort. From 18 January 2019, it will be available to hire for wedding ceremonies, vow renewals and accompanying photos. The Guatemalan-American designer based the pop-up venue on another venue famed for shotgun weddings in Las Vegas: A Little White Wedding Chapel.” Via:  https://www.dezeen.com/2019/01/16/las-vegas-chapel-til-death-do-us-part-joshua-vides/

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