• Lifestyle

    Valentine’s Day: Away from commercialization and towards an initiation of celebrating love daily

    Valentine’s Day: Do we really need that one particular day per year when everyone proclaims their love to each other? Shouldn’t love be celebrated every single day? Personally, I have never been a big believer in this day. Partly this is probably due to the fact that I have never had a reason to celebrate before. I never found myself back in a relationship that particular day. However, even having met somebody now – Valentine’s Day is not any more interesting than before. Does this make me a Valentine’s day grinch? To be fair, there is nothing wrong with Valentine’s day per se-a day celebrating love, what’s wrong with that?Unfortunately…

  • Fair Fashion,  Lifestyle

    NEONYT x VEPSI: Fair Fashion Week Berlin

    From the 16th-17th of January I was invited by VEPSI on a press trip to NEONYT in Berlin toghether with a few other sustainable blogger girls. VEPSI, the agency that invited me on this special trip, was founded by the lovely two girls Leslie and Eileen. It’s an agency that provides a marketplace for sustainably minded influencers and brands. At VEPSI they believe that ethical ambassadors have the power to make an impact and spread the sustainable message by harnessing the power of social media. This is also why they partnered with NEONYT. NEONYT is a word composition derived form Greek and Skandinavian meaning as much as “the renewed new”…

  • Fair Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Vegan leather: How sustainable is it really and what are the alternatives?

    Today I was discussing with another fellow vegan about vegan leather. For anyone who is unfamiliar with this term: Vegan leather is commonly made from polyurethane or polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thus plastic, and is frequently used by the fashion industry as a cruelty free version of real leather. But whilst there is no animal harmed, there are also some aspects that may raise concern. Whilst leather is biodegradable and long lasting, sometimes even passed on from generation to generation, fake leather won’t biodegrate. Also, one has to take into account the differences in quality of the fake leather which have a big impact on its durability. PVC for example is known…

  • Fair Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Berlin Sustainable Fashion Week OOTD Day 1

    As you may know Vepsi invited a group of ethical bloggers and influencers to a special press trip to the sustainable fashion week Neonyt in Berlin and I was so lucky to be one of the chosen one’s. But I’m going to tell you more about my days at Neonyt in another blogpost and try to keep this one short to simply show you my ethical outfit of my first day at the fair to give you some inspiration on ethical wear. Hope you enjoy xxx Jeans: ArmedangelsArmedangels is an ethical and sustainable fashion brand based in Munich. They are commited to use renewable and recycled materials and offer a…

  • Fair Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Fair Fashion brand Introduction: Mori collective

    As the name already says, Mori collective is a collective of two labels namely Mori and Diamonds from Dirt (DFD). The brand was founded in 2015 in the Finnish capital Helsinki. As they state themselves they want to change the fashion indsutry step-by-step by finding ways towards more sustainable fashion. Behind the label are the two powerwomen: Tytti Alapieti and Jenni Koli. Their mantra for the brand is “live, love recycle”   But how does this translate into their brands’ style? “We design according to slow fashion values: timeless and stylish pieces, material- based design, and responsible close-by production. Nature, geometry, symbolism as well as high quality materials inspire our collections” as stated…

  • Fair Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Brand introduction: Troo-A Swiss ethical lingerie brand

    As I’ve been so lucky to have established a bit of a following on Instagram, every once in a while I get to collaborate with inspiring brands. I came across Troo via Instagram and reached out to them as I instantly fell in love with their company and the women behind running it. In the following I would like to introduce you to this forwardthinking Swiss brand. So without further hesitation, let’s jump right into it.   Troo is an ethical Swiss luxury lingerie brand that was set up by the wonderful Nic and Steff Fitzgerald, two beautiful sisters that originate from a small South African town. As they state themselves,…

  • Greenlifestyle,  Lifestyle,  Review

    First Impression of the GreenEcoBox (Unboxing live on Camera)

    Hello there! I was fortunate enough to try out a new box that has launched in 2018. It’s called the GreenEcoBox and as the name already suggests it’s filled with eco-friendly, organic products. There are currently two different boxes available: the beauty box and the gourmet box. The beauty box is priced at 33€ whereof 3€ is donated to the NGO WWF. The gourmet box costs 42€ whereof 5€ will go directly to Greenpeace. Also, with every purchased box a tree will be planted in California (Gourmet box) or Haiti (Beauty box). The box contains at least 4 full-sized products which are all certified paraben-, sulfate- and cruelty- free.  The beauty box…

  • Fair Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Ethical Outfit of the Day: Boho meets Hippie

      Dress by Abask Clothing-I repeatedly saw Abask Clothing being mentioned by ethical fashion bloggers on Instagram. As I checked out the brand they happend to have a ongoing SALE so I couldn’t resist. I got two different dresses and one of them is this beautful red one with its wide sleeves (currently still on sale for 40 pounds!). But honestly I loved all of their dresses and could have gotten them all. As they resent mass production their pieces have limited availability which makes them even more so special. I love that with this dress I support fair labour of local communities whose health is protected by not dying clothes…

  • Fair Fashion,  Lifestyle

    My monthly Fair Fashion Picks

    I couldn’t come up with a more creative name for now but I would like to start my first series in the Fair Fashion category. As the name already suggests I would like to give you a glance of my favourite Fair Fashion items that are on my wishlist. These are pieces I fell in love with and may end up getting (but often just keep dreaming as I’m selective and on a tight budget). So let’s start! 1. Hana Jumpsuit – Elementy I think my favourite way of discovering new Fair Fashion brands is through Instagram. I love how it gives you a suggestion of similar profiles when visiting a…

  • Fair Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Journey to Fair Fashion: Chosing Fair Fashion over Fast Fashion

    I have been aware of the bad impact of the fast fashion industry ever since the Ranaplaza catastrophy. But somehow it wasn’t until I saw the True Cost until I realized the bad impact of Fast Fashion . Whereas my initial reaction was to stop buying clothes alltogether (which is sustainable too) I still kept on getting new clothes from Fast Fashion stores. They seemed to be more accessible (in terms of availability and price). So it wasn’t really until the Fashion Revolution Week a few months back when I seriously started to doubt my buying behaviour. I started researching more and found pleasure in discovering Fair Fashion brands. But…