Education as fast food?

Growing up I wasn’t that much of a genius at school. I preferred floating away on my cloud of imagination and make up stories along the way. Especially on Mondays, after a – in my opinion – boring weekend, we had to sit in a circle and tell our teacher what we had done, I … Continue reading

An interview with Raina Blyer, eco-fashion designer for BEND the system

When eco-fashion wasn’t yet  born and before the green revolution took off, designer and local New Yorker Raina Blyer created a platform where she could address environmental and social issues through fashion. After a rigorous career in the fashion industry, she felt she needed to take a stand on what was going on in the … Continue reading

How much do you plastic?

I count five plastic bags in my kitchen cupboard, which I use over and over again. Although I must admit, that nine of the ten times I throw away another million little bags…bad habit or bad industry? Again an issue thrust at us, with eyes shut on a silver plate. We make a purchase, get … Continue reading

How sustainable is your fashion?

My recent shopping experience in London did not go very well. My dear colleague made me aware  that I had just purchased three items that where manufactured in China. She mocked me half seriously, half jokingly of sustaining an unfair, inhuman industry. Ouch! a joke or not, it seemed like a slap on my face. She was … Continue reading

How wild can you get?

I have always been a nature and wildlife addict. Well, who isn’t? But, strange as it may sound to some,  I love to get my hands dirty in soil, squeeze the black earth in my palms. Or, sniff out the smell of the salty ocean as I’m drawing close to it. Or, the feeling  that … Continue reading