For more than fifty years international development assistance has been provided to poor countries around the world. In a new book, ‘The End of Development: A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity’ Andrew Brooks explores why development has failed to improve livelihoods. Here he discusses some of the environmental consequences of dam building and the problems of debt in Africa.
Sense Organics childrenswear appeals with its excellent quality – and supports social and environmental projects in India, benefiting both the workers and where they live
Young people across the EU are moving from villages to the cities, as they always have. In search of work and a better life, they leave unique, ancient crafts and skills dying, with no one to pass them on to. Now, thanks to the Green Village Programme, these skills are being revived, gifted from generation to generation and enjoyed by young people from all over Europe
A perfectly draped top made from recycled fishing nets? Earrings crafted from waste plastic bags – the ones that drift annoyingly into treetops? New York-based Danish designer Malaika Haaning is loved by the fashion press – and her go-to fabrics are making strides towards a sustainable future
Stuart Walker’s design practice confronts the costs of consumer culture. Through objects that blur the boundaries between art and design, he invites us to reflect on critical contemporary questions about progress, technology, nature, spirituality and death, and offers a positive vision that is socially and culturally meaningful, locally relevant and environmentally responsible