In bringing together four green energy companies with the industry influence of Dame Vivienne Westwood and the British Fashion Council, we want to show that switching to green energy is a good business decision. This is the next step in helping the whole fashion industry make the switch.
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Switch Platform is brought to you by Dame Vivienne Westwood and her son, designer and activist Joe Corre. The inspiration for the platform comes from the campaign Vivienne launched alongside the British Fashion Council to get the fashion industry to Switch and follows a lifetime of activism fighting for a greener planet.
When people ask Vivienne what they can do to save the planet she says, “in all my time as an activist, I’ve never had an easy answer. Now the penny has dropped. Switch to a green energy supplier”.
The Switch Platform gives the fashion industry a dedicated platform for switching, helping companies to make informed decisions about the green energy provider they choose to go with and crucially helps Vivienne Westwood, Joe Corre and the partners to measure the positive impact made, using that evidence to help convince others to make the switch too.
Vivienne Westwood (the company) uses Ecotricity. Who will you use?
The British Fashion Council, Dame Vivienne Westwood and The Mayor of London’s office joined forces last year in a campaign to bring the fashion industry together to lead in ambitious climate action, for a safer and greener future.
As part of the British Fashion Council’s Positive Fashion initiative, the BFC, Vivienne Westwood and The Mayor of London’s office are reaching out to fashion brands and businesses to commit to SWITCH to a green energy supplier or to a green energy tariff by 2020. The year 2020 significant, tying the campaign to the Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; whose goal it is to prevent what scientists regard as dangerous and irreversible levels of climate change.
The Fashion SWITCH campaign encourages brands to commit to switching UK offices and retail stores to a green energy supplier or to green energy tariff within the next three years. Transitioning energy usage into a renewable source can play an integral part in reaching business sustainability goals and tackling climate change, directly improving the health and wellbeing of our population and planet.
Although the UK is about half-way towards its climate change target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, it is uncertain if the UK will meet its target to source 15% of all energy (electricity, heating and transport) from renewable energy sources by 2020. Together the creative industries can catalyse the move to green energy and help the UK reach its targets.
We believe business energy should be low cost, easy to manage, and good for the planet.
With Bulb, a typical business will save 18% on their energy bill vs the Big Six, so you can save the planet and some money at the same time. It takes just 2 minutes to get a quote.
You can manage your account easily online, and we won’t lock you into a contract or charge any exit fees if you switch away.
Bulb sources 100% green electricity and 10% green gas from independent generators from across the country. For example, Old Walls Hydro is one of our generators in Dartmoor.
Help protect the planet with Bulb and the Fashion SWITCH campaign.
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain.
We supply 100% green electricity and frack-free gas to some of the most progressive companies in the country, from Vivienne Westwood to Stella McCartney and Lush.
Switching to green energy is one of the biggest single things any individual or business can do to cut the emissions that cause climate change – and organisations of every size can play their part.
Our model is unique too: we use the money from our customers’ energy bills to build new sources of green energy – it’s what we call turning ‘bills into mills’. That’s what separates us from other green energy companies – we don’t just supply green energy, we work with our customers to build more of it, really making a difference to energy in Britain.
Our mission is to create a Green Britain – which is why we’re backing the Switch Green Campaign. Fashion is the world’s second most polluting industry, so if fashion houses start leading the way by switching to green energy, it will make a big difference in helping to make Britain greener.
Good Energy is a pioneering clean energy company, powering the choice of a cleaner, greener future together with its people, customers and shareholders.
Having led the way in renewable energy development since 1999 in areas including small and larger scale wind turbines, solar panels, biogen and hydro, and now in technologies like battery storage and electric vehicles, Good Energy is making it easier for people and businesses to make renewable energy part of their lives.
Good Energy powers homes and businesses with 100% renewable electricity from a community of over 1,400 UK generators and owns and operates two wind farms, including the UK’s first commercial wind farm, and six solar farms. In addition, Good Energy offers a green gas product which contains 6% biomethane — gas produced here in the UK from food waste.
To make it completely carbon neutral, emissions from the rest of the gas its customers use is balanced through supporting verified carbon-reduction schemes in Malawi, Vietnam and Nepal.
Octopus Energy is an award winning gas and electricity supplier. We’re on a mission to speed Britain’s businesses to a sustainable, low carbon future through green.
We are backed by the UK’s largest investor in solar energy farms (we can quite literally tell you if your green energy has come from Chesterfield or Clacton-on-sea). We’ve also been supporting the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with their global BreatheLife air quality initiative by planting over 1,500 trees in schools across Britain this Winter.
And we can save you both time and money