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Consumerism in the regenerative age – 4 brands to lead the way

In a world that needs to rethink consumption, who’s leading the way in innovative design and astute behavioural change? Ethical consumerism isn’t a niche for brands to stay relevant anymore. It’s a driver of mass demand. In my...

Posted by: Proximity London
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Features

Conscious consumerism (part II): What will we buy into in 2030?

Welcome to part II of our exploration of the conscious consumer. In part I, we tracked the roots of this demanding new mindset, one that is forcing brands to show us they care about the planet and demonstrate it single-mindedly. We asked: “In...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Trends

Conscious consumerism and what it means for your brand - part I

Remember when we went mad for organic? In 2002 the UK industry was estimated to be worth £1 billion. Galvanised by a pesticide-free product that promised better taste and nutritional value, champions of organic produce threw serious shade on the...

Posted by: Southpaw
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Trends

The new era of conscious consumerism

The insatiable rise of the conscious consumer has taken extraordinary effect in the world of retail. The latest edition of Raconteur, in which Matter of Form (MOF) features, states two in three of us claim to be belief-driven buyers. A social...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Features

Why brands are striking a chord with emotive campaigns this Christmas

This November - just like every November in recent years - the nation waited in anticipation for their favourite Christmas ad to officially usher in the beginning of the festive season. Below, Greg Clark, MD of Sheffield-based creative agency,...

Posted by: Uber Agency
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Advertising

Ads of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy, BETC, Uncommon and more

Three - #PhonesAreGood If it weren’t for your mobile how would you find love lounging on the sofa? Buy new shoes sitting on the toilet? Or get a pizza stonebaked, seasoned and delivered to your door at the drop of a thumb? This ad from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Seedlip's spirited answer to zero-proof

As we awoke this new year, rubbing the dry grit of 2017 out of our eyes – in search of the last bastion of moisture, on the loofa we used to call "tongue" – we might just have been able to whisper the words "never again" with a little more...

Posted by: Sophie Summers
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Design

Ikea Museum set to open in Sweden

Ikea is a lot of things to a lot of people. To some of us, it's essentially hell on earth; a gigantic shrine to consumerism with added meatballs, which pushes products you'd need a masters in engineering to assemble with any genuine level of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

The Black Friday Roundup

Black Friday isn't a real thing. At least it wasn't until recently, but in recent years it appears to have become one of the most successful American imports since Breaking Bad. Thankfully the droves of rapid shoppers largely migrated online this...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Brandalism advertise the truth in Paris on Black Friday

Sometimes, ads lie. This is a fact, but as an affiliate and propagator of the industry, it's a fact I often attempt to mask with frilly words and subtle humour. It's (more often than not) a comforting and well-intentioned lie, but it's a lie...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

Modern-day Myths: The world of Eero Lampinen

If you haven't already acquainted yourself with illustrator and graphic designer, Eero Lampinen, I strongly advise that you clear your schedule. Based in Helsinki, his work offers a brilliantly skewed vision of the world, one influenced by magic...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Amazon's first brick & mortar

As a self-professed creature of the online age, a solid 90% of my shopping is done from the comfort of my own home, most often at my office desk, occasionally whilst on the toilet (don't tell me I'm the only one). As such the idea of a brand such as...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Trends

Doodling Mr Vukotič

Illustrator Jaka Vukotič spent much of his time doing different drawings, illustrations, and cartoons, whilst growing up in a land transforming from socialist Yugoslavia to capitalist Slovenia. The radical socio-political shift from egalitarianism...

Posted by: Fotolia
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News

Digital desire. Will humans ever fall in love with robots?

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Depending on your point of view, this is the point in the year when you make a special effort to show your affection and appreciation for the significant person in your life; or a cynical exercise in consumerism, carried...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Sex Doll Raincoats, Recycled fashion gone too far?

A Dutch artist who goes by the name of Sander Reijgers has taken ethical fashion to the extreme by creating a series of coats and tracksuits made from recycled sex dolls. Some of the pieces feature a patchwork of body parts taken from the dolls (and...

Posted by: Creativepool

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