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7 Facts about the Fur Industry

Everywhere we hear about the severe problems of plastic-use in the fashion industry and quickly forget that the leather and fur industry are actually more harmful to the environment. I believe that animals don't belong in fashion production in any form. Looking into “Who are my clothes?” instead of “Who made my clothes?”, I am looking into the most misleading rumors of the fur industry and the true facts behind them. 1. Fur is NOT natural Real fur is an organic product which is often associated with being “natural”. Nevertheless, various chemicals like ammonia, formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, and other chromates...

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5 Tips for an eco-friendly Mothers day gift

Every year I ask the same question: What can I do for Mother's Day? My Grandma always used to say that we should honor our mother all year-long which would make Mother's Day obsolete. What a statement. Mothers Day shouldn't be an excuse for missed opportunities but if you are like me then you like to show your love and appreciation in some kind of way. The perfect Mother's Day gift for your Mom depends on her character, but here are my favorite eco-friendly gift ideas. 𝟏. 𝑳𝒆𝒕 𝑴𝒐𝒎 𝒔𝒍𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒊𝒏  Sometimes the best gift that you can give somebody...

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What is the difference between organic and non-organic cotton?

Cotton is known as “the fabric of our lives”. It´s a loved and universal fiber which is used for bedsheets, bath towels, clothes and more. However, not all cotton is the same. Cotton is a natural fiber which is, in general, better than chemical fibers like polyester that don´t biodegrade. Organic cotton is as the name suggests, better than non-organic cotton which has been used for centuries. Organic cotton is not a perfect solution in the sustainable fabric universe but it is better and purer than the “conventional cotton”, as it is often referred to. So, let´s dive in.  What...

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What is sustainable fashion?

Sustainable Fashion can mean a lot of different things to different people and fashion brands. For me, sustainable fashion means a SUPPORTABLE FASHION which is clothes that I love to support wear because I can identify with them. Of course, fashion is a form of self-expression but I mean garments that also meet my social and environmental expectations.  “What the heck is social and environmental expectations.”, you might ask. Believe me, I understand you because I have been exactly where you are! Until I heard about the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh in 2013, I didn´t even know that...

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser - ideas about sustainability

Friedensreich Hundertwasser  - his ideas behind his architecture as an inspiration for the meaning of fashion“I would like to encourage architects to build more beautiful and individual houses, in harmony with nature and observing human dreams.” - Hundertwasser   Friedensreich Hundertwasser didn´t like the “big fashion stars” who announce the new trends of the season and what you should or shouldn´t wear in the next spring/summer or fall/winter. Instead, Hundertwasser sometimes wore his pajamas all day long and two different pairs of socks or didn't tie his shoes. Fashion critics would call this a Fashion sin. But in the 21st century...

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