3 Food and Hygiene Corporations I Boycott – I prefer to concentrate on the positivity in my blog but every now and then things can make me really mad and I would love to just vent in here! Instead, I get really happy when I see other people thinking exactly the same as me. Kristen explains why she boycotts certain global mass corporations and more importantly why.
Our Trip To Berlin – I and the other half haven’t been on a holiday together in a long time and this was definitely about time. We found a lovely Airbnb in a lovely area in Berlin close by to where my friend lives. We did the touristy stuff, ate delicious food, spend time by ourselves and with my friend. And we got engaged! The trip was amazing! We didn’t want to leave, that’s how comfortable we felt in Berlin.
How I Care For My Clothing – This article by Anna Edit tells you few tips and links to how to care for your garments so that they will last you a long time. I love it when people share tips to keep their garments for longer!!
Nightmanager – This tv-show that everybody else was raving about maybe a year ago we only saw last week but were hooked within the first episode! Intrigue, the story, and Tom Hiddleston!!
Lavender Tea – I had heard of lavender tea before but never tasted. Lavender is one of my favourite scents so I really wanted to try it, so when I found this tea in a shop in Berlin I bought it instantly. On its own, it’s a bit too much, but added to green tea it is lovely!!
How has your week been?
The minimalistic and sustainable brand Doo.Bla.Vey caught my eye some time ago when they were doing their Kickstarter project, but I didn’t look into the brand until much later on. Similarly to Honest Rosie, a brand which I wrote last about, Doo.Bla.Vey is rocking minimalist principles trying to reduce how much women are buying and dumping fashion. Their vision is to “design multi functional and purposeful clothing toward a minimal, longer lasting wardrobe”. The founder, designer Jiayin Zheng, has so far only designed one dress – the W dress, but styling one dress in 14 ways seems to be so promising I am excited to see what else she will bring in the future!
Doo.Bla.Vey wants to do things ethically and they source their fabrics from surplus vendors and manufacture garments in Taiwanese factories that offer fair wages, good working conditions and skills training for employees.
I am really looking forward to seeing more from this brand, not only for what they design but to see information on their sustainable practices as well! At least they want to spread the message of reducing the mass consumption which is great! I would also like to see designs with less open back for women who would like such a choice. Check their website here and their great Instagram page here. All of the images are from those two sites.
Have you heard of Doo.Bla.Vey before?
Unlike in media, I have noticed, that H&M has been making moves towards a more sustainable fashion future, for some time now. This week (April 18-24), H&M launched a World recycling week in the aim to collect 1,000 tonnes of unwanted textiles which they will then recycle.
I think this is an amazing initiative to raise awareness about overfilling landfills and overusing the planet’s natural resources. We have all heard about these problems, however, now it is time to understand what we can do about it.
- You can recycle your clothes which are broken or unwanted at any H&M stores or in any charity stores, which sell textiles. This is a great way to spring clean your wardrobe without filling the landfills!
- Remember to take care of your clothes. Wash them in right temperatures and care for them. This way they will last longer and can be more useful when recycled, even if you don’t want them anymore.
- Shop smarter. When shopping for clothes think whether you will be needing the garment. Check the quality of the garment, check how the garment has been made (is it ethical or fair trade production, is it organic, what other considerations are important for you?). How long do you think your garment can last in your use?
What is great, is that these principles can be applied to other textiles, furniture and many other things as well. Let’s recycle more and waste less!
If you want to read more about this initiative go check out H&M website and go check this music video by M.I.A ‘Rewear It’, which is done in collaboration with H&M and the World recycling week.
Happy recycling week, let’s make the world a better place!!