Emma Latham Phillips is a freelance journalist/copywriter/creative producer/content creator based in London. She's interested in the points where the natural world and humanity intersect, be it farming, food, fashion and nature. She has words in SUITCASE, The Culture Trip, Huck, Tribune, Life & Thyme, Lodestars Anthology, Screen Shot, It's Nice That, METAL, INDIE, BJP etc. Previously she worked as a junior producer at SUITCASE, producing social campaigns for clients such as citizenM and Jaguar Land Rover. She is also a freelance copywriter for The Plum Guide. She is currently available to commission for editorial projects, copywriting, project management and production.
- Tribune: Green Spaces for AllLockdown revealed how much we need the outdoors. As Mona Bani at May Gardens explains, “while some found this period bordering on pleasant, with increased time spent in the garden or with family, others found it hell. Covid-19 is one of the most striking social phenomenons we’ve had. On the surface, it was something we faced equally; in reality, it surfaced countless inequalities”. One inequality it highlighted was access to green space. As it stands, quality time in nature is reserved for the
- The Earth Issue: Tree of Forty Different FruitsHumans have narrowed down crop options to a point where genetic diversity has been lost. The reason? To increase productivity and sell in bulk. We now have monocultures, which makes crops vulnerable to disease and climate change. In response, Sam Van Aken has created a single tree that bears 40 different varieties of stone fruit. It acts as a modern Noah's Ark, a vessel for near-extinct heirloom varieties once important to the local area. I wrote about this and more for The Earth Issue, Dreams
- Britain is in a food crisis – and it's only getting worse, HuckI was commissioned by Huck to write an article on the UK food crisis, which coincided with the pandemic. Within weeks of the lockdown, it was revealed that 3 million UK citizens were going hungry. I argued that social eating spaces stepped up where the government failed – advocating for a National Food Service to help us tackle future crises.
- Now, more than ever, we must acknowledge the importance of medicinal mushrooms, Screen ShotYou heard it here first (or maybe third): mushrooms are having a moment. For Screen Shot, I ask whether the UK and the US are finally waking up to a potential that the rest of the world has known about for years. Traditional Chinese medicine has always included mushrooms, unlike UK culture, which views fungi as fearful. It’s time for us to cast aside these prejudices and fully explore how this food benefits our health.
- Can digital fashion fix the industry's eco problem? METALFor METAL's 43 Issue, "What is Real", I asked whether digital fashion could solve the industry's eco problem. For this article, I spoke to pioneers in the industry, The Fabricant, Digi Gxl, Cameron-James Wilson and Selam X. "What the fashion industry hasn’t considered is the idea that a garment should only exist in the virtual realm. “Before now, digital clothing used to look like a gaming asset, and nobody was excited by it”, Kerry Murphy muses. However, technological advancements mean you ca
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Freelance JournalistEmma Latham Phillips
Brighton, United KingdomFreelance
Since becoming freelance, I've had words in Huck, Tribune, Culture Trip, SUITCASE, Life & Thyme, Screen Shot, METAL, The Earth Issue, The Jellied Eel, Lodestars Anthology etc.
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- Project Management
- Event Organisation
- Commissioning Content
- Photo Editing
- Feature Writing
- Creative Direction
- Creative Producing
- Travel Writing
- Travel Photography