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⚡ Saving migratory species across the globe: meet FutureHero Sacha Dench

⚡ Saving migratory species across the globe: meet FutureHero Sacha Dench

Daring conservationist, biologist and adventurer Sacha Dench, a.k.a the “human swan”, is saving migratory species one awe-inspiring expedition at a time. A free-diving and aviation champion, Sacha uses her public platform to raise awareness about biodiversity loss and climate change. After flying from Arctic Russia to the UK following the migration of wild swans in

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⚡ The Indigenous communities creating a conservation-based economy: meet FutureHero Christine Smith-Martin

⚡ The Indigenous communities creating a conservation-based economy: meet FutureHero Christine Smith-Martin

Located on Canada’s Pacific Coast, an alliance of First Nations is working to protect the ecosystems of an area that holds one quarter of the remaining coastal temperate rainforest left on the planet, known as the Great Bear Rainforest. Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative, or CFN as it’s referred to, was established about

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⚡ Fixing fashion’s broken business model: meet FutureHero Javier Goyeneche

⚡ Fixing fashion’s broken business model: meet FutureHero Javier Goyeneche

“I always tell kids the same thing: the future has not yet been written.” Javier Goyeneche believes that children are the future. He was inspired by the birth of his sons to launch a sustainable clothing company that wouldn’t use natural resources in the extractive and wasteful manner of most fashion brands. That company, EcoAlf,

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⚡ Championing conversation and cultural sustainability in fashion: meet FutureHero Samata Pattinson

⚡ Championing conversation and cultural sustainability in fashion: meet FutureHero Samata Pattinson

“If we don’t know what we’re saying to each other how can we move forward on a shared path?” Samata Pattinson is a British-born Ghanaian entrepreneur, whose head, heart and hands are busy at the intersection of business and design in an industry in need of urgent transformation. The fashion sector is becoming as famous

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🔝 AtlasChart: 4 companies cleaning up colour

🔝 AtlasChart: 4 companies cleaning up colour

Look down at your shirt. Have you ever considered where or how it got its colour? Unfortunately, dyeing is one of the most harmful steps of the clothes-making process. The amount of water it uses is a strain on natural resources and the chemicals from synthetic dyes have catastrophic effects on land and air. Often,

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⚡ Goodbye Atlas, hello world: A sign-off from our Editor

⚡ Goodbye Atlas, hello world: A sign-off from our Editor

15 things that have given me joy as Editor of Atlas of the Future Yes, it’s officially time for me to lift-off. After six wonder-filled years journeying around the world thanks to the stellar innovations of people creating better futures, I’m jumping spaceship onto my next adventure. But before I get carried away with spacey

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🚀 A journey through joy & impact: Around the world from A to Z

🚀 A journey through joy & impact: Around the world from A to Z

What links Arcade Fire, lab-grown chicken burgers, the rare white Arabian oryx, masks made from plastic waste and the circular economy? We’re closing a tough year and starting a fresh one with a trip around the world, travelling from Afghanistan to Zambia in a gorgeous reminder of what’s good – a mix of meaningful innovations, excellent examples of resilience and things

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The race is on to reimagine fashion

The race is on to reimagine fashion

The problem of fast fashion is – by its nature – accelerating quickly. In the UK alone, people are purchasing five times as many clothes as they did in the 1980s, and the global fashion industry is now responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions. But on the rise, too, is the number of ideas

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Giving deadstock new life: meet FutureHero Stephanie Benedetto

Giving deadstock new life: meet FutureHero Stephanie Benedetto

Stephanie Benedetto has repurposed fabric in her blood. At the end of the 19th century, her great grandfather started finding unused textiles and turning them into clothes. A hundred years later, Stephanie has taken the same idea and run with it. In 2018, she launched Queen of Raw – an online marketplace that uses blockchain technology

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Meet the fashion mavericks: FutureHeroes Kate Fletcher & Mathilda Tham

Meet the fashion mavericks: FutureHeroes Kate Fletcher & Mathilda Tham

Fashion can put the Earth first. Two academic activists prove how – in a bold new plan. The clothes we wear allow us to express our identity, individuality and creativity, and fashion often plays with fantasy to stunning effect. A darker fantasy lurks within the fashion industry, however: the fantasy of never-ending growth on a

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