News 06.12.2022

Need to Know

Doña offers diners a theatrical Christmas, Channel 4 provides womxn employees with health assessments and WWF receives huge support for first plastic treaty.

Doña’s Christmas cocktails offer diners a theatrical experience

Doña. Photography by Jamie Noise, UK
Doña. Photography by Jamie Noise, UK
Doña. Photography by Jamie Noise, UK

London – Mezcal and music bar Doña is showcasing its extensive list of small-batch, artisanal and rare mezcals with a new winter menu and theatrical events calendar. With A Nativitaaaay Spectacular, the bar is tapping into Extreme Experiences to entice drinkers to explore the culture and community that London has to offer.

Doña, which opened in 2019, has carefully curated its mezcals based on the shared ethos of ethics, quality and mission of each producer. With its pink interiors and lavish setting, the aim of the bar is to create a vibrant and artistic safe space in a traditionally male industry. For the winter season the bar is being transformed into a theatre every evening from 19–23 December, when visitors can choose between a range of diverse cultural performances, from spoken word poetry to cabaret. Highlighting the importance of feminine energy in the art, the cocktail menu features concoctions made from women-run mezcal brands and those named after cultural icons such as the co-founder of Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova.

Understand the need to offer consumers more than just a place to eat and drink. Amid a cost of living crisis, Doña is offering escapism by infusing its festive menu with hedonistic experiences, while supporting small-batch Modern Mezcals.

Strategic opportunity

With consumers more frugally minded than ever, how can your brand or business elevate the dining experience to offer a culturally enriching or educational moment?

Channel 4 partners with Hertility for employee health assessments

UK – The broadcasting network is the first in the industry to launch a health service for womxn employees.

In a partnership with renowned health specialists Hertility, the broadcaster will offer workers access to NHS-approved reproductive health and hormone testing. The assessment, which can be completed at home, will screen for 18 different health conditions, including polycystic ovaries and endometriosis, as well as biological indicators of menopause. The test could show why someone might be struggling to conceive or could explain how a hormonal imbalance is affecting a person's wellbeing.

In addition to the assessment, employees also have the opportunity to engage in a series of educational workshops, all of which are centred on reproductive and hormonal wellbeing.

Channel 4 continues to demonstrate its position as a pioneer and leader in progressive workplace benefits. In 2019, the company introduced the UK’s first dedicated Menopause Policy, followed by the Parents & Carers Policy in 2020. More recently, the media brand launched a Pregnancy Loss Policy and Fertility Workplace Pledge.

For more on how to be an Emotive Employer, look out for our Future Forecast 2023 report, launching next week.

#ThisIsFamily by Studio Blvd for River Island, UK

Strategic opportunity

Health-related workplace initiatives should no longer be supplementary benefits, but instead essential services. Think about how you can support your employees across every life stage, from menstruation to menopause.

WWF highlights monumental support for the world’s first plastic treaty

Plastic Exploration by Jesper Lindborg Plastic Exploration by Jesper Lindborg

Global – WWF and Plastic Free Foundation recently surveyed over 20,000 people in 34 countries to gauge their opinions on a global treaty that addresses plastic consumption.

In the first survey of its kind, consumers were asked whether particular rules should be enshrined in the global treaty, and which they feel are important. Nearly eight in 10 said they support rules for making producers and retailers more responsible for the plastic they generate, bans on difficult-to-recycle plastics and labelling requirements, while only 14% feel that arrangements should be voluntary.

The survey was commissioned in the hope of providing evidence to support a growing number of UN member states that are pushing for a treaty to include global rules and regulations. They believe that a collective, unionised approach is the only solution to help achieve a circular economy. ‘Hundreds of millions of people from all corners of the world have taken personal action to reduce their plastic waste, but many are also realising that their individual responsibility must be matched and accompanied by global and systemic action for the world to make a dent in reversing our devastating plastic pollution footprint,’ says Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, founder and executive director of Plastic Free Foundation.

Strategic opportunity

Systemic change across the global plastics economy is required to guarantee the future of the planet. Think about the benefits of alternative materials in your R&D, production and design processes.

Previous News Articles
Walmart unveils 3D e-commerce platform for Gen Z shoppers

News

Walmart unveils 3D e-commerce platform for Gen Z shoppers

Walmart has launched a new e-commerce platform, Walmart Realm, featuring digital doubles of selected products available in real-life stores.
Retail : Technology : Gaming
Kirin Holdings launches saltiness-enhancing electric spoon

News

Kirin Holdings launches saltiness-enhancing electric spoon

Kirin Holdings has unveiled the Electric Salt Spoon, enhanced tableware that can elevate the umami and salty taste of low-sodium foods.
Food & Drink : Technology : Health
New research alerts on healthspan gender gap

News

New research alerts on healthspan gender gap

Women live longer than men but experience more years in declining health, a gap that researcher Maddy Dychtwald explores in her book Ageless Aging:...
Longevity : Gender Gap : Wellness
Stat: Gaming for self-expression is fuelling growth in gaming

News

Stat: Gaming for self-expression is fuelling growth in gaming

According to online fan community Fandom’s Inside Gaming 2024 report, almost half (46%) of gamers list creation, imagination and self-expression as...
Gaming : Identities : Technology
Domenico Formichetti unveils space-inspired footwear collection

News

Domenico Formichetti unveils space-inspired footwear collection

Domenico Formichetti is channelling interstellar aesthetics in his latest PDF SS24 footwear collection.
Fashion : Space : PDF
NIO House Amsterdam is an EV flagship turned community space

News

NIO House Amsterdam is an EV flagship turned community space

Electric vehicle manufacturer NIO has revitalised a historic seven-storey building on Amsterdam’s Keizersgracht, blending 19th-century architectur...
Design : Retail : Retail Spaces
New study confirms GLP-1 drugs transform eating habits and cravings

News

New study confirms GLP-1 drugs transform eating habits and cravings

A May 2024 study by food product innovation specialist Mattson highlights significant changes in eating habits among users of GLP-1 drugs such as O...
Ozempic : Weight Loss : Health
Stat: Football fandom has finally crossed the Atlantic

News

Stat: Football fandom has finally crossed the Atlantic

Private equity firm has invested £30.2m ($38.5m, €35.5m) in
Sport : Fashion : Retail
Lily Cole and Skydiamond launch carbon-negative diamond jewellery collection

News

Lily Cole and Skydiamond launch carbon-negative diamond jewellery collection

British carbon-negative certified diamond company Skydiamond has collaborated with model and climate activist Lily Cole on a line of fine jewellery.
Sustainability : Fashion : Luxury
France debuts scratch-and-sniff baguette-scented stamps

News

France debuts scratch-and-sniff baguette-scented stamps

La Poste, the national postal service of France, has introduced a novel stamp featuring an iconic symbol of French culture: la baguette.
Design : Food : Scent
You have 2 free News articles remaining. Sign up to LS:N Global to get unlimited access to all articles.
BECOME A MEMBER
SIGN IN

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to enable the use of our platform’s paid features and to analyse our traffic. No personal data, including your IP address, is stored and we do not sell data to third parties.

Learn more