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In this FASHION category, we talk about:

  • how to dress and choose more sustainable clothes.
  • the negative side of fast fashion: I used to like these stores but once I watch several independent films such as True Cost and the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh on 23 April 2013, I changed my behavior.
  • how to switch your behavior and habits when it comes to clothes consumption: it can be challenging at the beginning when you decide to dress more ethically and sustainably.

I will also show you in this category, how to:

  • build a capsule wardrobe
  • what is Project 333
  • how to create  a minimal but functional closet
  • which fabrics are sustainable and which are not – what fabrics you should choose when you shop for new clothes
  • how to shop in a more sustainable way
  • how to sell the clothes you don’t wear anymore online
  • how and why to shop in the second hands
  • how to create chic and ethical looks without breaking your budget

Discover new ways to mix and match your outfit to look original and comfortable every day. I love new ideas and have an eclectic personal style.

Let me share them with you!

 

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How To Build A Capsule Closet? The Importance of Wardrobe Inventory

In this video, I will show you how to make a wardrobe inventory and why it is important when you are building your capsule wardrobe.

What is a wardrobe inventory? In essence, it means that you write down everything that is in your closet. Why? Because before you start building your capsule wardrobe it is important to know what is already in your closet.

And what is a capsule wardrobe? A handful of pieces that you can wear anytime, that suit you and that reflects who you are. Clothes that don’t …

Is H&M Sustainable? How to Understand Their Eco-Conscious Line

As much as I don’t like fast fashion brands, I have to admit that I buy clothes for my daughter in H&M. Not all the time but usually, when the season changes, she grows up or needs specific clothes for school. Last weekend I was surprised to find many children’s and women’s clothes made of recycled polyester, recycled cotton, or Lenzing™ Ecovero™ fibers. I couldn’t help but wonder: is H&M sustainable now?

source: H&M

Before we get to it, I want to clarify that this article does not promote H&M. Nor do …

Do you Know How To Start Including Zero-Waste Ideas in Your Life? 10 realistic tips concerning FOOD

In this article, I will give you 10 realistic, food-related on how to start including zero-waste ideas in your life.

WHAT IS ZERO-WASTE?

Zero-waste is a worldwide movement of people who are committed to generating as little waste as possible. Alex and I started our low-waste journey two years ago. We have made some significant changes when it comes to the way we shop. I learned that it is easier to start small. Instead of drastically changing the way you live, sit down, and think about which areas you are comfortable tackling first.

FOOD

Firstly, my …

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE TO FALL?

Are you happy that autumn is just around the corner? I was not very excited about it a few weeks ago but once the leaves started changing colors, I warmed up to it. And as I started getting my closet ready for fall, I decided to share five tips on how to transition your capsule wardrobe to fall.

5 TIPS TO TRANSITION YOUR SUMMER CAPSULE WARDROBE TO FALL

  1. Don’t buy new clothes. Instead, “shop your closet.” Look for clothes that you can use for layering (such as t-shirts) or cover up when the …

Do You Know How To Upgrade Old Clothes In A Few Seconds? Upcycling with Miele

What do you with your old clothes? Do you toss them in a bin (and let them rot in a landfill) or leave them in a charity collection bin? What if you chose the third option = upcycling? In this article, I will show you how to upgrade old clothes with iron-on transfers from Miele.

Miele is an independent, family-owned company (established in 1899) manufacturing premium quality appliances for domestic and professional use. Its focus on durability, energy efficiency, performance, ease of use, design, and service makes it one of the most sought-after brands.

A Simple Guide to Eco Life That Anyone Can Follow

A few months ago one of my favorite sustainable Swiss fashion brands Tallis published their Eco Wardrobe Online Guide. This simple guide to eco life is well organized and easy to follow. It is also full of actionable steps, articles, short podcasts, and video tutorials.

When You Purchase This Guide, You will learn how to:

  • de-carbon your wardrobe,
  • take better care of your clothes,
  • make sustainable choices when you shop for new clothes,
  • dispose of your old clothes in a …

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE A CLOTH FACE MASK? FIND OUT HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

In this article, I want to show you which cloth face mask you should buy if you live in Switzerland. Why? Because firstly, textile masks are more sustainable alternatives to single-use surgical face masks.

According to the “Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force”, there are several options for safe protection:

  • Filtering facepiece (FFP) or FFP2/FFP3 masks,
  • surgical masks/ face masks,
  • certified reusable textile masks “Community Masks”- industrially produced textile masks.

CERTIFIED TEXTILE MASKS – “COMMUNITY MASK”

  • Recommended only for persons without symptoms and non-vulnerable …

DO YOU KNOW HOW SUSTAINABLE IS VISCOSE FIBRE?

VISCOSE is the third most popular textile fiber in the world (after polyester and cotton). Like polyester, it is a light and flowy fabric. It became more popular with the rise of fast fashion brands because it is a cheap fabric.

It is a man-made semi-synthetic fiber derived from wood pulp. This process is highly polluting and releases many toxic chemicals into the environment. 

Deforestation and cutting down trees in protected rain forest areas are one of the main negative side-effects of viscose production. As you know, trees capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2), …