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This weekend I found what is probably the ultimate sustainable retreat in the English countryside: Daylesford is an all organic farm with the most amazing restaurant, a delicious farm shop, a cute flower- and home shop, and the most luxurious sustainable clothes shop I’ve ever seen! I know Daylesford from its organic Notting Hill restaurant, and when I heard that my favourite London spot has a farm in Cotswolds, I thought I had to go at some point. So this weekend when I went to Oxford, I thought that now was

Instagram is a great source of visual inspiration (at least this is what I tell myself when I need a break from the books), and being passionate about sustainability, I have found 3 sustainable instagrammers that I can recommend for you to follow. 1. @foretcph Forét is a cool Danish street wear brand that has just launched its first collection made entirely from organic cotton. With hoodies, tees, and caps, the collection has a laid-back feeling to it, and to me it proofs that sustainability and coolness can coexist. 2. @shopnewclassics “You

Did you know that traditional dry cleaning relies on soaking your clothes in a petroleum-based solvent, which is considered toxic for both health and environment? To me that seems pretty gross, but luckily I have found a much better alternative in London’s eco-friendly dry cleaner, Blanc. Blanc is my local eco-friendly dry cleaner that has a cleaning technology, which uses only non-toxic, biodegradable detergents and pure water. On top of that Blanc’s machines are EU-certified to the latest specifications, which means they use significantly less energy than traditional dry cleaners. Apart from being better

Care by me is a young Danish company that produces the perfect sustainable cashmere and organic cotton living and slow-wear products. I talked to Director and Founder, Camilla Gullits, who told me about the company’s initiatives to improve the lives of women in Nepal, and how it can take up to three days to produce one cashmere pillow. How does care by me work with sustainability? At care by me we base our sustainability work on the principles of the UN Global Compact. Being a young company we do not fulfil

Designers continue to unite ethics and aesthetics in fashion design pieces, thereby capturing the true meaning of sustainable fashion. Generally speaking, designers often claim that one of the big challenges in making sustainable fashion truly attractive to consumers lies in changing the perception of what sustainable fashion looks like. Therefore, when designers continue to unite ethics and aesthetics, they are successfully changing the idea of sustainable clothes being both ugly and of a bad quality. One such example of ethics and aesthetics being beautifully united was seen earlier this week when Stella McCartney launched an entire capsule

If you are on the hunt for a new pair of jeans this season and you care about making a more sustainable choice, then here is some good news. H&M launches sustainable denim this fall with a collection of jeans that not only uses more sustainable materials, but also more conscious processes. This means that in addition to the use of more sustainable materials, the production of the conscious jeans has been subject to strict testing criteria. In the washing processes of the production, the jeans have to live up to strict criteria on water and

Consume less and choose clothes that last long. This is the message from Emilie Risgaard, the creative director of the Danish brand, OceanandMe, that produces the most delicious knitwear made from 100% Mongolian cashmere. Emilie hopes that the consumers will come to realise that cheap high street fashion can never be fair, and that choosing high quality makes sense morally and economically, now and in the long term: How does OceanandMe work with sustainability? From the very beginning, sustainability has been an essential part of the brand’s DNA. Finding a

The Danish brand AIAYU has proved how quality, style and sustainability can coexist. Known for its second to none quality llama knit and organic cotton wear, the brand works with only two qualities, producing a women wear and a home collection. Every element of the brand’s value chain is subject to close scrutiny, ensuring transparency and sustainability in everything from the high standard working conditions and facilities of the factory in Bolivia to the minimal amounts of color used for dying the knitwear, and the biodegradable plastic bags and eco-friendly

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