Fifth Empire Company

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FIFTH EMPIRE COMPANY

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We are a degrowth cooperative: sharing small-scale solutions to large-scale problems.

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TRIED AND TRUE SOLUTIONS

THE FUTURE OF THE PAST

The Fifth Empire Company is a cooperative. Our mission is to offer small scale, sustainable alternatives to commercial consumerism, focussing on environmentally friendly products, heritage handicrafts and the creative arts..

'Low-tech’ solutions, far from being irrelevant in today’s ‘high-tech’ world, can offer viable answers to modern problems. Rather than abandoning the knowledge and technologies of past generations in favour of the latest advancements, we might instead stand to benefit by rediscovering the tried and true solutions that already exist: by downscaling that which need not be industrialised, by simplifying that which never needed to be complicated, and by re-examining all that has been absentmindedly condemned to obsolescence - not with the aim of regression, but with the notion of achieving a technological equilibrium in which the best of the past, present and future can be drawn upon to solve the problems of today.

This is the story of what the world could be and what it must become in order to prevent a global ecological cataclysm. It is the story of Sustainable Degrowth.

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Contact us at info@fifthempire.org.

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