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Six-packs and Victoria’s Secret – festive plastics for the holidays

The admirable “Plastics Make It Possible” campaign has been busy at work in the festive spirit this week. I see that yesterday they were advocating making a decorative snowflake out of 12 plastic six-pack holders.Charming.   And today they report from the Victoria‘s Secret Fashion Show that “models sparkled down the runway in Plastic sequins […]

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Vivienne Westwood launches plastic kids’ shoes

Vivienne Westwood, rebellious fashion designer and long-term advocate of plastic women’s footwear, has launched a new range of Croc-style kids’ shoes.   Together with Brazilian footwear brand Melissa, she is selling the Westwood children’s shoe range at a pricey £60 a pair. They’ll be just the thing for the most recent crop of petchem babies […]

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Orange Power Wellies for Glastonbury

Wellington boots are the best thing ever for splashing around in mud. Now a hi-tech wellie which charges a mobile phone has been launched for this summer’s Glastonbury Festival. The Blog had to read the press release through a couple of times to be sure it wasn’t a spoof:   “The Orange Power Wellies, created […]

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London Marathon Showcases Chemical Fashion

Julia Meehan of ICIS London took part in the London Marathon, and survived to write a chemical-related article for ICB. Here the Blog brings you an abridged version… To wear and what not to wear is a fashion dilemma faced by most modern working women, but in my wildest dreams I did not imagine that […]

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Vivienne Westwood’s plastic shoes

Plastic shoes aren’t just limited to jellies and crocs for paddling in rockpools. Now designer Vivienne Westwood has a collection of PVC shoes at very reasonable prices, produced by Brazilian shoe giant Grendene, which has “developed an ecologically-aware production process in which every product is recyclable and challenged the world’s perception of plastic by fusing its […]

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The suits are out in force for IP Week

It’s International Petroleum Week (IP Week: 16-19 February) in London, and the capital’s hotels are full of thousands of oil-related visitors who are here for the official events, the semi-official events on the sidelines and, of course, the parties. The ICIS meeting schedule started on Sunday, but most players are taking it easy on Monday morning in preparation for the evening’s […]

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Back-to-school haircuts and shoes

I wonder if the world’s most famous hockey mom is spending any time right now getting back-to-school haircuts and new shoes for her kids. Probably not, as the Alaskan school term runs from 20 August, but here in London the capital’s hairdressers, shoe shops and school uniform departments are full to bursting, with families taking tickets to be served like at deli-counters.

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