Tag Archive | sustainability

A letter from Sophie

Hey guys!

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And the first month of the year is over. This month I have felt so motivated to work on my New Year Resolutions and have done at least 1 and 1/4th. The first one I’ve ticked off is made my travel photo album. I picked some pictures out from each trip of places that I had a memory attached to it or were linked to some significant even/thoughts. I printed them off and have filled half my album. Which only means more trips to fill in the rest!

These pictures were from my last trip to Europe in late 2015. Here are their links incase you’ve missed it.

Czech Republic:

Austria:

Spain:

France:

UK:

In other news, I came across this article on Fast Fashion Problems which was written by Alden Wicker and her blog is here. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her blog which had many thoughtful articles to keep pondering over, check it out if it’s a topic you’re interested in or if you just want to see!

See you at the end of February!

-S.

The Ethical Fashion Journey

I blog a lot about ethical fashion and sustainable fashion but how much do I actually know about this topic?

I’d say maybe 20% if that? Ignorance is bliss until you decide that you want to know more. I’m not an avid fashion trend follower nor a 2nd hand shopper. I just bought when I either needed something or absolutely must have that deer cardigan. As time has gone on, I have grown out of a few items or they’ve been worn to death that they were either see-through or could’ve been used as rags. I find shopping arduous. I never seem to find the perfect fit or things that I like that I want so it was only up to very recently, maybe past 2 years, that I’ve sat down and thought about clothing.

We all start at this point of something triggering yourself to do something. So I started paying attention to articles, brands and youtube videos that explored this whole topic of which I knew nothing about. Ethical/sustainable fashion is not mainstream. Let’s face it, if I asked you for names of 5 companies that produce sustainable ethical clothing could you tell me? I can’t even tell myself. So I’d like to share some brands that I’ve come across on my journey┬áinto ethical fashion .

So far, I have got People Tree founded by Safia Minney. Made Jewellery . Australian brand Gorman. Australian adventure store Patagonia. Clog shoes brand Swedish Hasbeens.

Which brands do you know? Let me know because I’d love to discover more.

-S.

Oijared Hotel

Oijared Hotel Perched on pillars, this new hotel in the western Swedish town of Floda looks like it could blend into its surroundings. Designed by swedish firm Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture, this hotel contains natural materials throughout and offers a great escape into swedish nature. The interiors look so pretty and very cosy, perfect for a […]

Tomorrow Machine

Tomorrow machine The packaging around your meat, the container your cream comes in, the bag your carrots come in are all made from plastic. Then comes Tomorrow Machine, a Swedish design studio, who are making food packaging that is 100% bio-based and biodegradable. With a few inventions that include wrappers that change into bowls or […]