Club Yu Mei: Edition 02, The Regeneration Issue designed by 1 of 1 Studio
Welcome to the Club Yu Mei Newspaper Edition 02, The Regeneration Issue.
At Yu Mei, Regeneration has always been a fundamental pillar of how we operate not just in the materials we use, but in the community around us, exemplified in our partnerships in the arts and with community organisations. As a young team, it’s more like common sense than anything virtuous, and over the last few years we’ve been wrestling with how to communicate our story.
In this issue, we expand on the idea of Regeneration, and what it means in the lives and businesses of our Club Yu Mei members. For, it means leading Aotearoa’s largest media organisation from the perspective of the B Corporation framework, and for writer it means finding new pieces for her wardrobe via Depop or Vestiaire. We also speak to the likes of multi-disciplinary artist , ENTIRE director and co-founder , artist and more.
We're also thrilled to present our Regeneration Roadmap—a guide of where we're at in the regeneration space and where we still want to go. At Yu Mei, we have taken a holistic approach at looking at our impact, and while this has included achieving Toitū Carbon Net-Zero Certification, and submitting our B Corp Impact assessment for audit we believe that impact traverses far more broad territory.
In our Roadmap, we’ve brought in industry voices to help shape what we are doing in this space and offer some ways that you as ourmembers can tangibly engage in Regenerative processes yourselves. We’ve included words from , an environmental scientist on the leather vs. alternatives debate, and we talk to on her community based approach to doing business. Sustainability strategist speaks to the importance of circularity, while tanner goes into detail on the tanning process.
This is our stake in the ground, our progress report as of the day we went to print—but this Regeneration Roadmap is ever evolving, and we’re constantly learning new things that will inevitably take us in new directions. We hope you enjoy the stories about our materials, processes and ambitions in this issue.
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