Melissa Mbugua was once told to “keep her hair straight, and be a good girl.” Today, she laments this advice as “absolutely boring!”

Speaking about her journey to entrepreneurship, Melissa describes it as somewhat inevitable. 

“I was always told my perspective was weird. I love questioning things, and finding new solutions.”

Today, through her business, MNM Consulting, Melissa helps others to do the same. She supports small businesses in the creative industries to scale, working across media, design, publishing and fashion. 

Andrea Oliver, International Programme Manager for Solidaridad Network, highlights the urgency of finding new solutions. This opinion piece was originally featured in Daily Coffee News, with a distribution of 30,000 newsletter subscribers. 

More than 10 years ago, I began working in London for a coffee importer focused on producer empowerment. During this time, the company identified the speciality market as a great opportunity to improve producer livelihoods.

With more and more brands claiming to “do good,” it can be difficult for consumers to know which are being honest and which are simply dishing marketing spin.

On the last day of Sandra Capponi’s participation in Fashion for Good’s Acceleration Programme, we sat down to learn a little bit more about her recently released Good On You app and her personal journey towards fighting for change.

This article originally appeared in Eco Fashion World. 

Today’s media landscape has dramatically changed. It’s no longer about billboards and TVCs, but Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat. So, with all this buzz, how can sustainability be given the spotlight?

And more urgently, how can influencers talk about the environmental impacts and pressing labour conditions that result from fast fashion?

Frank Michel, Executive Director of the ZDHC Foundation articulates his support for the recently released CEO Agenda. This article was originally published on Sustainable Brands.

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Earlier this year, the Global Fashion Agenda released the CEO Agenda for the fashion industry.It highlights the “efficient use of chemicals, water and energy” as a core priority for immediate implementation. However, while chemical management is listed high on this agenda, time and again, the importance of this topic is not reflected in key conferences and events.

This campaign for NGO Solidaridad was included in Sustainable Brands.  An excerpt of this coverage is included below. 

At a moment when the world is beginning to more fully acknowledge the power and voice of women, big name brands and organizations are using their influence — and some creative marketing — to shed light on issues such as the gender pay gap and the lack of opportunities for women in STEM.

This article was originally published in Mumbrella and on Hacker Noon.

Until recently, my interest and understanding of blockchain was limited. I’m not a developer and I have little interest in cryptocurrency. But, over the past few weeks, some pretty interesting things have started to happen. These events have sparked my interest and expanded the promise, and potential, of blockchain beyond the world of finance.