Ikea & Tom Dixon
IKEA’s collaboration with UK industrial designer Tom Dixon explores urban farming and encourages food growing at home. IKEA and Dixon shared their ideas at 2019’s Chelsea Flower Show and examine how nature and technology-driven farming can be approached at a local level in an urban environment. IKEA will launch a series of gardening and urban growing products in its stores in 2021.
What we think: It’s good to see that standout model of global homogenisation help us get our hands dirty and fingers green.
Starbucks joins a consortium on international players, whose combined efforts (and clout) are reviving Puerto Rico’s coffee industry, which was devastated by hurricanes in 2017. The five-year initiative aims to increase the long-term resilience and economic performance of the island’s coffee sector by diversifying the coffee seed, introducing training and best business practices, and establishing networks and market opportunities for small farmers.
What we think: It’s all too easy to criticise the global behemoths, but they need to look after the people who helped get them there in the first place.
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