When COVID-19 forced the world to stop, our natural world breathed a sigh of relief. Cities were quiet, air pollution dropped and birdsong could be heard outside an apartment window. Bodies of water tarnished by human activity returned to their beautiful blue hues.
However, it was also the change in people during the pandemic who found a new respect for Mother Nature and the climate crisis was as clear as ever.
Today's guest, global futurist Victoria Redshaw brings us a thoughtful and inspiring conversation where she details these societal changes and how consumers, designers, creators and retailers are moving forward and have been redirected by a pandemic into a future where nature is truly at the forefront.
Victoria is the Lead Futurist at trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus, who are dedicated to providing trend forecasting services to the interiors sector internationally, and are headquartered in the UK.
Victoria and I move into a larger conversation on a return to naturalness, zero-waste materials, the environmental mindset of consumers, the circular economy and just how we got to this exciting place and will evolve from here.
On a very deep and physical level, I think there's a widespread appreciation, a realisation even that we're just a small part of a much bigger ecosystem, and that we need to live in harmony with nature ~ Victoria Redshaw, Scarlet Opus.
I hope you enjoy the episode!
You can reach out to Victoria and her team for more information at Scarlet Opus or on their social platforms below.