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How to look sustainably chic? Blue jeans and non-mulesed rollneck

HI everyone,

This is one of my favorite winter looks – it keeps me warm and helps me feel in my skin. If you wonder how to look sustainably chic in winter, this article is for you.

SUSTAINABLE CHIC

What does it mean? A look put together from pre-loved (= second-hand or gifted), sustainably sourced, and/or ethically made clothes.

My white rollneck is made of non-mulesed wool. Even though wool is a natural material, its production is not always ethically kosher. There is a controversy …

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Veganuary and Dry January Challenge. How To Make This January Stand Out

What do you think about the Veganuary and Dry January challenge? A quick look at social media shows how popular both challenges are. While the #veganuary hashtag has over 1,2 million posts on Instagram, #dryjanuary has about 276,000 posts.

What is Veganuary?

Veganuary is a combination of “vegan” and “January.” The idea is to follow a plant-based diet for one month. Vegans avoid animal-based products (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk products) and animal-derived substances. They also stay clear from honey and don’t use beauty or body-care products tested on animals.

How To Feel Warm When It’s Freezing – Sustainably Chic

How to feel warm when it is freezing? That is the question.

Today, I am sharing my favorite look for winter. Would you believe that this dark blue beanie is made of upcycled cashmere? It is by ethical Swiss brand Tallis – I have several pieces from her last year collection. Their beanies, sweaters, and berets are elegant, chic, and sustainable. The bag is by the Swiss brand Noleti. All their bags are handmade in Switzerland.

My coat is made of 100% wool …

How To Celebrate Christmas Sustainably?

In this post, I will share a few tips on how to celebrate Christmas sustainably. I am publishing this after Christmas so that I can share what works and what did not.

1. GET A SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS TREE

Let’s start with the Christmas tree. We did not want to get a cut tree because it feels like wasting precious resources. Trees turn CO2 into oxygen thus help reduce the speed with which the atmosphere is warming up. Cutting them down and exposing them for a few weeks at our home did not …

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions That You’ll Keep?

Have you ever met someone who has kept her New Year’s resolution? Until recently, I would have said: “No! Are you kidding? No one keeps their New Year’s resolutions!” I would mean it because I used to be one of those people. But, as you probably guess, I found a way how to make New Year’s resolutions that I will keep. And I will share my recipe with you. In order to make New Year’s resolutions that you’ll keep, you have to:

1. BE REALISTIC

In essence, we don’t keep New Year’s resolutions for one simple …

Our Unique Christmas Guide Featuring Swiss Black-Owned Businesses

In this article, I want to share with you some Swiss brands and companies that are owned by black women (and one by a man). This Christmas guide featuring Swiss black-owned businesses includes only the brands that I tried or that were recommended to me. If you know a brand that should be on the list, leave me a comment below.

After I published my list of sustainable Christmas gift ideas for 2020, I realized that none of the brands was owned by a woman (or a man) of color. Black-owned businesses are …

Where to Buy Affordable and Sustainable Christmas Gifts in Switzerland?

In this article, I share some of my favorite Swiss companies, brands, and businesses that are making sustainable products. Some tips include foreign brands that I use and that you can find in Switzerland too. So where to buy affordable and sustainable Christmas gifts in Switzerland?

50-180 $/CHF

A GIFT VOUCHER from Farmy.ch / espace-terroir.ch / – online shops featuring local and organic products. From CHF50/CHF85 respectively.

WOODEN TRAIN from Swiss company Oi-Blocks.com. It is handmade in …

How To Shop Environmentally-Friendly This Black Friday

Black Friday is around the corner. For a long time, I did not understand the concept of people queuing in front of the store overnight and fighting over plasma TVs. We did not “celebrate” Black Friday in the Czech Republic. At least not thirty years ago. And when I moved to Switzerland, it was not common here either. But during the last few years, things changed. Whether it’s due to globalization, consumers, or brands, Black Friday sales are everywhere. So in this article, I want to show you how to shop environmentally-friendly this black Friday.

The Black Friday …

How To Choose Sustainable Jeans in 2020?

Where to find sustainable jeans? What makes a pair of jeans sustainable? Today, I will give you a few tips and tricks on how to choose sustainable jeans without breaking your budget.

Why am I talking about sustainable jeans? Does it mean that your favorite Levi’s are not sustainable?

Did you know that it takes 10,000 liters of water to make a single pair of jeans? Denim is cotton, which is a thirsty crop that requires a lot of water and pesticides to grow. In order to get the right color, the jeans are …

A Quick, Online Survey On Sustainable and Zero-Waste Living – Your Successes and Challenges

Hi everyone,

Today, I would like to ask you a favor. I created an online survey on sustainable and zero-waste living. Could you please take it?

It is anonymous and it will take you about 20 minutes to complete. Just follow this link: https://mirihenderson.typeform.com/to/KJfW0ovf

I want to better understand how you feel about living more sustainably. What are your struggles and challenges? Or is living more eco-consciously easy for you? Let me know in the survey.

Thank you in advance.

XOXO

Miri

How To Get Healthier Skin and Improve Bone and Joint Health with Formettā Collagen Supplement

CATEGORY: BEAUTY

Today I feel super excited because I received my Formettā Collagen Supplement. It was out-of-stock for several months – which I guess is one of the signs that it is a product worth trying.

photo credit: Formettā

In fact, I was looking for the right collagen supplement for months. I have heard a lot about its benefits: it is supposed to help you gain healthier, and younger-looking skin, stronger nails, and hair, and improve the health of your bones and joints.

I discovered Formettā a few months ago through my lovely …

5 Tips on How To Celebrate Halloween in 2020 With Natural Beauty Products

In this article, I share 5 tips on how to celebrate Halloween in 2020 with natural beauty products that you can find in Switzerland. Because of COVID-19, many of you are most likely, spend Halloween as you are used to. Instead of accompanying your children to trick & treat, you can focus on yourself. Take a long bath with a fizzy bath bomb or relaxing bath salts. Or you can try one of the natural beauty brands I mention in this article.

There are several brands that I like, and LUSH is one of them. Although some may …

What To Expect When You Want To Buy New Clothes

Is being eco-conscious and fashionable mutually exclusive? If you are wondering, what to expect when you want to buy new clothes as an eco-conscious consumer, you are on the right page.

My first advice, if you decide to be more eco-conscious or sustainable when it comes to fashion, is to be reasonable. Don’t make hasty decisions such as: “I will never buy new clothes in Zara.” The intention is great but if one day you visit the store with friends and buy something, you will feel bad later.

As you know, I don’t like H&M …

How to Practice Slow Living, Give Up Social Media and Embrace Uncertainty

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I became increasingly absent in recent months. There are several reasons for that, the main I read some articles on how to practice slow living. That helped me realize that social media made me anxious. Instead of happy and connected I felt alone and like a loser. I compared my life to other people’s highlight reels. And the grass seemed greener on the other side.

I used to spend up to three hours per day liking, commenting, and engaging with my audience. As long as I …

What Is The Environmental Impact Of A Toilet Paper Roll? How to Clean Your Butt More Sustainably

Have you ever thought about the environmental impact of toilet paper? I didn’t until I read this report.

But before we get to that, let me tell you a bit about my relationship with toilet paper. I grew up in a communist country where we used to use harsh, one-ply, recycled toilet paper. It felt like sandpaper and gave us hemorrhoids.

I discovered soft, crisp white, flower-scented, four-ply, extra-soft toilet paper in my twenties when I studied abroad. And wet wipes through a friend who worked for P&G. It was such a huge …