Sustainable luxury

Deep in the hot dim maze of the Russian Market in Phnom Penh, is Samath's glass box of a shop, an oasis of light, air conditioning and sparkling gemstones in glass cabinets. Samath Ngauv comes from a family who have been in the gemstone mining and lapidary business...

Historically, the rare, deep blue sapphires of Pailin in Cambodia were once the most highly regarded by gem traders throughout the world. The original source of the legendary Pailin sapphires is known to be the The Phnum Yat volcano in the south west corner of...

This post first appeared in The Guardian's  Sustainable Business hub on 12 February 2015. Design innovation and social problem-solving are coming together in the fashion world, from fair trade pants to recycled bombshells. Over the past few years we have seen a growing desire for more transparency...

What is it about shoes that we love so much? Maybe it's because shoes are a great outlet for self expression.. But what can you do with the pairs that just can't be mended anymore? Every year we each send an average of three pairs of...