27 episodes

Futurist explores the most exciting and innovative sustainable developments across fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home, business, finance, farming, and technology.
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Futurist Jo Linehan

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    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Futurist explores the most exciting and innovative sustainable developments across fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home, business, finance, farming, and technology.
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    Kopper Kreations founder Emmer Bosonnet on creativity and the power of real world experiences

    Kopper Kreations founder Emmer Bosonnet on creativity and the power of real world experiences

    Today’s guest is Emmet Bosonnet, founder of Kopper Kreations. A former engineer, Emmet left a successful career to follow a passion he had to live a more creative and fulfilling life. Today, he creates one-of-a-kind pieces, including lamps and bookends from reclaimed copper, and heads up Raw Materials, an Irish design store in The Chocolate Factory Dublin. 
    Emmet shares his own personal journey today, from starting his own business, to how real-life connections and physically creating pieces inspire him to traverse the ups and downs of being an independent maker and creator. Emmet is one of the most talented people I have met during my career, and he integrates a sustainable mindset in everything he does, which is a source of eternal inspiration. 


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    • 30 min
    VIBO Founder Hannah O'Neil on Unlocking the Power of Creativity

    VIBO Founder Hannah O'Neil on Unlocking the Power of Creativity

    Trying to find out what wellness meant to me, both mentally and physically, is what led me to start living a more sustainable life. I’m fascinated with the connection between our own personal happiness and health and how it intersects with finding harmony with nature and the planet. That’s why these next episodes of the podcast will focus on finding balance through nature, beauty, and self-care. 
    First up in this series is Hannah O’Neil, an old friend and founder of VIBO. Hannah’s journey from burnout to creating this brand has been such an inspiration to me personally, and I know so many of you will find wisdom, insight, and motivation through her words. VIBO is a guide and tool to help uncover what your deepest desires are and develop the tools to actualise them. It’s a fascinating conversation and one that I hope will leave you feeling a little lighter and excited about what the next chapter in your own life can look like.


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    • 27 min
    The Future of Wine with WineLab Founder Ronan Farrell

    The Future of Wine with WineLab Founder Ronan Farrell

    Today I’m joined by Ronan Farrell, founder of Winelab, Ireland's first wine on tap specialist. WineLab offers a range of over 60 high-quality wines and cocktails packaged in one-way kegs.
    In a bid to lower their carbon footprint, they have created their own closed-loop recycling system in collaboration with OneCircle, offering keg collection and recycling services. WineLab, by its very nature, is a low-waste way to enjoy wine.
    Eco credentials aside, Ronan really knows his stuff when it comes to tipple. We talk about the virtues and pitfalls of orange and natural wines, how climate change is impacting growers, and what his favourite pours are this summer. I challenge you to get through this episode without developing a thirst, and if you do, check out their monthly subscription wine service First Look Club. 

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    • 29 min
    Unearthing DUG: The challenges and triumphs of bringing a new plant-based milk to market

    Unearthing DUG: The challenges and triumphs of bringing a new plant-based milk to market

    Graham Stonadge is the UK Sales Director at Veg of Lund U.K, a Swedish company whose latest creation is making waves in the plant-based milk space. DUG is a potato-based drink that was launched in the Irish market earlier this year and has major plans to disrupt the dairy market. 
    Today, Graham explains why DUG is yet another great alternative to traditional milk, what the challenges have been for the unusual beverage’s adaptation and shares some of the exciting and innovative ways potato milk has already enhanced the lives of those who have adopted it.


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    • 23 min
    Underwear for the Future with Stripe & Stare's Katie Lopes

    Underwear for the Future with Stripe & Stare's Katie Lopes

    Today's episode is a conversation with Katie Lopes, Creative Director of Stripe & Stare.
    Katie spent 6 years creating the world’s comfiest and most sustainable knickers, and in my humble opinion, she succeeded. 
    Stripe & Stare’s biodegradable underwear is redefining industry standards and offering a zero-waste solution to a product that can’t be recycled or bought secondhand.
    Katie shares her journey from retail to brand co-founder and shares her experience of scaling the business with a female team.


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    • 24 min
    Meet Dr. Helena, Co-Founder of Seabody

    Meet Dr. Helena, Co-Founder of Seabody

    Dr. Helena McMahon is the co-founder of new skincare and supplement collection called Seabody, which harnesses the power and potency of one of Ireland's most exquisite and abundant resources - seaweed. In this episode, she explains the science behind the brand, its ambitious sustainability agenda, and how she and her team are using world-first technology in Kerry for our skin’s benefit.


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Gonies77 ,

Endlessly informative

Jo’s expertise and the diverse conversations she hosts on sustainability across multiple industries is truly enlightening and always perspective broadening.

catmalojen ,

Fabulous content

A soothing podcast that I always learn from. It’s accessible sustainability - whereas I find lots of content around this can be intimidating or judgemental. Jo knows this subject so Well and her passion shines through.

niamhroisin ,

Positive vibes!

A great and genuinely positive podcast - love it! Great positivity in terms of positive change!

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