For two weeks our family of five will embark on a vegan exploration trip. We will try to live as vegan as possible. Reducing our meat consumption have proven more difficult than we expected when we began our journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle. To try something different and to stir up our habits we will go vegan for two weeks. We hope curiosity and the absence of animal based products will lead us towards new plant based favorites.
I believe most people would act differently if they knew how devastating the traditional fashion and textile industry is to the people involved and to the planet. This post is about how you can get started changing your habits by three simple strategies: Reduce, Reuse and Rethink.
Sustainability can be seen in a broader perspective than the one focusing one saving the planet. I have myself experienced how scared I can get when I only focus on the sustainability of Planet Earth. I want to do everything I can as fast as possible which only leads to pain and disstress. In stead I have allowed for myself to look at sustainability in a broad sense including my own sustainability meaning my mental and physical health. By learning to take care of myself first through mindfulness I am slowly gaining more energy to be more for other people and to act more earth-friendly. Continue reading to get my experiences with implementing mindfulness and meditation into my life.
This week consumers all over the world will hopefully have experienced posts on social media and events in major cities asking the question: Who made my clothes? Which is one of the questions Fashion Revolution wants consumers to ask their brands in order to demand transparency and decent human rights in an industry they call exploiting, opaque and damaging. During the same week major retail and fashion stores launch their mid-season sales. What a contrast!
Continue reading to learn more about the Fashion Revolution organization, working conditions of textile workers in Bangladesh and how to become more conscious in your shopping.
I found myself in a busy everyday life that made me dishy and nausea. As a family we were at a cross road to either slow down and simplify or speed up and buy more help, an extra car and cut more corners. But boy it felt wrong! If I didn't already feel fed up with our lifestyle - the thought of a life in which we were to speed up further and keep our eyes conveniently shut to how our busy and unconscious overconsumption influences the planet we live on surely made me sick.
Clothing and how we carelessly consume it has tremendous impact on the environment. I say it is about time we dust off some old habits in order to make each piece live as long as possible. According to businessoffasion.com and National Geographic the fashion and textile industry is the second biggest polluter only outcompeted by the... Continue Reading →