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After attending the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen in May, I cannot stop thinking about this SNL skit, a fictional ad promoting Shein’s doppelgänger Xiemu. The Subversive Sustainability Ad echoed the key takeaway from the summit – fashion’s big sustainability issue doesn’t need a publicist any more. What is needed? Less talk, more action. As Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, campaigner and co-author of Net Positive, said on stage: ‘We continue to create problems at a faster pace than we create solutions. Less bad is still bad.’ More on that in our upcoming event debrief on LS:N Global.

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10 June 2024

Author: The Future Laboratory

Image: Pangaia ReWear platform allows shoppers to buy and sell pre-loved Pangaia apparel, UK and Ireland


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#WeSawItComing : Quiet Mode

The Pinterest Summer 2024 Travel Report has revealed that consumers are looking to swap the hustle and bustle of daily life for serene landscapes and digital detoxes this year; searches for ‘quiet life’ rose by 530% on the social media platform between February 2023 and February 2024.

According to Pinterest, demand for ‘quiet life travel’ is driving interest in ‘solo travel’ too, with searches for the term up by 35% on the previous year. Searches for ‘cabin in the mountains’ also rose by 180%, while searches for ‘national park’ were up by 250% and those for ‘glamping aesthetic’ increased by 260%.

Overwhelmed by the polycrisis, consumers are searching for off-grid escapes to turn down the volume on everyday life. In May 2023, our Quiet Mode microtrend report identified how technology companies have introduced noise-cancellation features to help consumers protect their mental health. Now, travel companies must look to build quiet modes into their holiday offerings too, facilitating intentional reflection for maximum relaxation.

For more insights on technology, access the full report on LS:N Global.

‘Brands need to consider what quiet means for their consumers and how to give it to them. Otherwise, they may just put you on mute’
Carly Ettinger, US foresight analyst

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