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In this category, I talk about fashion with a focus on sustainable fashion:

  • why I switched from fast to slow fashion.
  • what are the benefits of shopping in second hands or at online platforms that sell pre-loved clothes and accessories?
  • how to build a capsule wardrobe
  • what is Project 333
  • what does sustainability mean when it comes to fabrics
  • why is ethical and fair trade component so important
  • which fabrics are sustainable
  • how to shop in a more sustainable way
  • how to sell your clothes online
  • how to create chic and ethical looks without breaking your budget

It is hard at the beginning when you decide to stop buying your clothes in fast fashion stores.

When I was growing up, I use to go to the second hands because they offer original fashion and style for an affordable price. But as I started working and had more money, I started shopping at popular fashion brands. I wanted to be on-trend and fashionable.

But after watching True Cost movie and the Rana Plaza Disaster in 2013, I realized how unsustainable and unethical the current clothes consumption was.

Discover new ways to mix and match your outfits, how to look original and comfortable every day. I love new ideas and have an eclectic personal style. Let me share it with you!

What Are The Most Sustainable Alternatives to Wool? Sustainable Fashion Tips

In this article, I will talk about the most sustainable alternatives to wool. What do I mean by sustainable fabrics and materials?

SUSTAINABLE fabrics must be sustainably grown, harvested, and processed. In the ideal world, there would not be involved any:

  • pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides,
  • chemicals or toxic dyes,
  • forced labor, children, modern slavery,
  • sexual and physical abuse,
  • animal abuse and torture.

Farmers and workers across the whole supply chain would receive fair and a living wage and work in fair and good working …

Say No to Fast Fashion: Why Is Sustainable Fashion Better?

In this video, “Say No to Fast Fashion: Why is Sustainable Fashion Better?” I share three reasons why you should switch fast fashion brands to sustainable ones. I also talk about greenwashing and a growing market of second-hand fashion.

https://youtu.be/RBgqJriVVtA

Before you watch this video, please know that am not here to judge you. If you wish to continue supporting fast fashion brands, it is your choice. I am just sharing my opinion and I hope that by sharing what I found out, you’ll be able to make more informed decisions.

SUSTAINABLE RECYCLED SOCKS: Can You Get Them In Switzerland?

In this article, I will introduce you to two sustainable Swiss brands that make sustainable recycled socks. What do I mean by sustainable recycled socks? First, they are made of organic and recycled materials as well as yarns which have a low environmental impact.

There are two sustainable Swiss brands whose socks I tried and keep wearing:

PASCALE CORNU (SWITZERLAND)

  • My all-time favorite sustainable Swiss brand which I have been supporting for more than 6 years,
  • socks are made of recycled cotton, polyamide, and polyethylene, and they are available …

Ananas Leather? Yep, that is Piñatex ®!

In today’s article, I will introduce you to Piñatex ®.  It is one of the most sustainable and ethical alternatives to animal leather. We will also talk about Ananda Zurich. It is a sustainable Swiss brand that makes handbags from this material.

Piñatex ® is an innovative, cruelty-free, sustainably sourced. It is also biodegradable and natural material. It is made of a pineapple leaf fiber which is a by-product of pineapple harvest.

Dr. Carmen Hijosa got this idea when she was consulting on the leather industry in the Philippines. She …

What Are The Most Sustainable Alternatives to Animal Leather? Sustainable Fashion Tips

What are the most sustainable alternatives to animal leather and why should you stop buying leather?

Sustainable fabrics or materials that are sustainably grown, harvested and processed. In the ideal world, there would not be involved any:

  • pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides,
  • chemicals or toxic dyes,
  • forced labor, children, modern slavery,
  • sexual and physical abuse,
  • animal harm, abuse, or torture.

Farmers and workers across the whole supply chain would receive fair and a living wage. They would also work in fair and good working conditions. …

What to Wear When You Are Bloated

What to wear when you are bloated? Simple question.

I suffer from unpredictable bloating. My belly can be totally fine when I wake up but by the time I get to work, I am bloated and look 6-months pregnant. It is painful, uncomfortable, and annoying.

I learned to dress in such a way that if my belly bloats, I will be able to survive the day. If I don’t wear fitting tops, skinny jeans, or pants without an elastic waist, I am fine. Also, I learned that if I wear clothes that are tailored, …

3 Reasons Why I Shop at Second Hands

In this video, I share my 3 reasons why I shop at second hands instead of fast fashion stores.

I believe that if you shop at second hands you are more sustainable than if you buy new clothes in fast fashion stores. And in specialized second hands and consignment stores, you can find original and designer clothes.

It may seem like a big change at the beginning. But once you get used to shopping at seconds hands or consignment stores, you won’t want to get back to shopping at fast fashion stores. I understand that it …

SECOND HANDS IN GENEVA | WHERE TO THRIFT

In this post, you will find a list of my favorite second hands in Geneva. Shopping at second hands has always been my passion. I grew up in the Czech Republic where people love hunting for treasures in thrift stores.

No one sees is as something unclean and weird. It does not mean that you are poor if you shop at second hands. On the contrary – why would I pay full price for a designer handbag or a silk blouse if I can find it in a consignment store for a fraction of its original price?

5 TIPS ON HOW TO SHOP IN A SECOND HAND

In this article, I share 5 tips on how to shop in a second hand, consignment store or a thrift store. Shopping in a second hand or consignment store is a more sustainable way of purchasing new clothes and it saves your money.

So what rules one should follow to shop in second hands successfully?

Rule 1: Make a list.

In order to avoid buying what you don’t need, make a list, and stick to it. If you need a blouse, don’t buy a cashmere sweater that you don’t need. Even if …

Special Christmas Offer for Your Eyes Only – Tallis

My Christmas Wish List (and our Christmas Offer!) is exceptional this year. I decided to feature ethical Swiss brands that I like and have been supporting for some time. And we are starting with TALLIS.

Click here to get 15% off your purchase at checkout! They ship internationally!

Tallis is one of my favorite Swiss brands because their products are sourced responsibly and made with a low footprint to reduce waste.

Cashmere Beret / Source: Tallis

Their sourcing story is a combination …

A Sustainable Swiss Brand Turns Ocean Plastic into Socks

If you are wondering what to do for the planet but feel helpless, support the Teal project.

As much as I agree that we need to change our behavior when it comes to the way we consume, travel and live, I don’t like how often environmental activism turns into something aggressive that repels people.

That’s why I am pleased to support a brand that aims to tackle plastic pollution in a positive way.

Teal Project is a sustainable, environmentally conscious Swiss brand that you can support this Christmas through its

Is This The Perfect Denim Skirt For Spring?

Why do I believe that a denim skirt is perfect for this spring? Because it’s practical, easy to wear and depending on the way you dress it up, you can wear it both on Casual Friday or over the weekend.

I found this denim skirt in my favorite consignment store in Geneva and decided to challenge myself and look for similar denim skirts in the same price category. This one is from See By Chloé, and I got it for a fraction of its original price.

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#haulternative video – Fashion Revolution Week 2019

I decided to make a #haulternative video to support Fashion Revolution Week (22nd-28th April 2019). What is #haulternative? It’s a way of refreshing your wardrobe without buying new clothes.

What is Fashion Revolution? The aim of the movement is to force fashion brands and the whole industry to be more responsible and ethical, and to educate the shoppers about the working conditions of those who are making their clothes.

Environmentally Friendly Backpacks For Children

It’s with pleasure that I introduce you to Affenzahn, a German brand that makes beautiful environmentally friendly backpacks and accessories for children that are produced responsibly.

This beautiful unicorn backpack is suitable for children from one to three years old. Not only that all her Barbies and Lego cubes easily fit in, she likes to pull its tongue and play with the loop arms. It’s amazing because she can take it with her to the kindergarten and play with it at home.

How To Build A Business That Responds To Real Need

There are many ways to start a business: to do something meaningful, to fill a hole in the market or to cater to a real need. If you can fit all the reasons in one project, that’s even better. Nadine, the founder of OwnBrown, is one of the few people I know that started her business out of all three reasons.

In this episode you’ll learn:

1. How to turn a hole in the market in a jackpot.
2. Why is important to build a business that caters to a real need?
3. How can you benefit from talking to your customers?
4. Why posts on social media that contain black models receive 70% fewer likes than posts with white models. And how you can change it.