One Block Down and The Fairer Picture

With global ecology in a state of permanent imbalance, the contemporary fashion market has become the very antithesis of sustainability. To help us respond to this time of crisis in the right way, One Block Down is using its platform to spread knowledge. Click below to read our sustainability manifesto.

With global ecology in a state of permanent imbalance, the contemporary fashion market has become the very antithesis of sustainability. While the supply chain continues to present a heavy bill to our planet from the earliest stage of any product’s lifeline, what happens afterwards has also become questionable, with failure to address the circularity of goods leading to long-term decay.

This is however not a cry against consumerism, but rather a call and commitment to being better. One Block Down is aware of its responsibility in the face of such environmental crisis and is committed to reinstating its channels to driving knowledge through existing communities, all while setting a standard for everyone looking to make a difference. And even though we accept and admit that we are not a sustainable company, wepromise to begin moving in a direction that uses awareness and responsibility to shape a fairer future: a future that addresses the foundational needs of man and his environment.

One Block Down cares deeply about the constellations of communities that surround it and is devoted to helping them consume with thought and care. Not only does it want to underscore the benefits of needing less, but empower individuals far and wide to be the vehicles for spreading a more conscious message. By looking inwards and leveraging the tools, platforms and people at its disposal, One Block Down is steadfast in its mission to creating product bonds that withstand the great test of time, and manifest an integrity that trumps trends.


One Block Down is crafting a fairer, more responsible future.

Below you can now find a selection of useful links and essential reading:

2021
Europe Environment Agency

Science Direct - Global Climate Change

Britannica - Evolution of the Atmosphere

EPA - History of Air Pollution

Tackling Air Pollution with Design

World's Air Pollution: Real-Time Air Quality Index

WWF - Things You Can Do

NOAA - Ten Choices for a Healthier Planet

The Index Project

FAO

BBC

NASA

The Guardian

National Geographic

The Washington Post

2020
Health Impacts of Air Pollution

2019
Nature - Eat Less Meat

2017
NRDC - How You Can Stop Global Warming

2016
NRDC - Air Pollution Everything You Need to Know

 

Books
The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac

Drawdown by Paul Hawken

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

 

Documentaries
An Inconvenient Truth, Dir. by Davis Guggenheim (2006)

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Dir by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (2017)

Our Planet, Narrated by David Attenborough (2019)

Before The Flood, Dir by Fisher Stevens (2016)

A Plastic Ocean, Dir by Craig Leeson (2016)

The True Cost, Dir by Andrew Morgan (2015)

2040, Dir by Damon Gameau (2019)

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet (2020)

Vox - Climate Change

Kiss The Ground

Seaspiracy

Cowspiracy

 

Instagram
@cnnclimate

@earthalliance

@extinctionrebellion

@greenpeace

@nrdc

@unep

@unclimatechange

@worldeconomicforum

@theslowfactory