I’m not much of a jewelry person. Before I got engaged and married, little did “diamonds are a woman’s best friends” mean to me. I have some Jade on my right wrist bought as a souvenir on my trip to China.
Mireille Geijsen was inspired nearly 10 years ago to found I-Did Slow Fashion (run today with Michiel Dekkers and a dedicated team), a social enterprise that really does something about textile waste in The Netherlands. By means of a circular business model (in contrast with the linear “take- make- consume-dispose”-model), used/ unsold textile is processed … Continue reading
Infused? What does it mean when something is infused?
One of my first encounters with infused products was with infused water. Since I’m not a natural talent when it comes to hydrating my body, my kidneys were desperately demanding some drops, especially during winter months. I wasn’t really aware of the health risks of not … Continue reading
“A musical instrument appeared to me when words could not speak. Her body was steady like a pyramid and her soul formed by four chords. She said to me; I will develop your culture, change your sorrow into dance. Bring unity strength and harmony. Teach my children and they will never forget“~Omar Sling!… Continue reading
Corporate scandals have pressed organisations into adopting ‘greener’ and more ‘sustainable’ business practices, taking care of our natural resources and thus treating the earth with respect. But what about our individual efforts? In this post, I’m sharing with you one the models I’ve encountered along the way here in Holland. I hope to inspire mostly … Continue reading
Yesterday I visited the #FashionRevolution event in Amsterdam. It as a nice event with a clothes library, a circular workshop stand and some more. So I’m asking Mango, my jacket’s brand via www.fashionrevolution.org:
My name is Esther. I would like to thank the people who made my jacket. Who made it?
Who made the clothes I’m wearing today? I really have no idea. The choice of where to buy my clothes changed dramatically after one day in church, I saw a girl wearing the exact same flowery orange skirt with an orange belt I had bought earlier that week, at a franchised international fashion store. Not … Continue reading
“We shouldn’t have to choose between being good moms and being dedicated to our careers”. The availability of on-site child care, lactation programs and paid medical leaves are a must! I want to share this video with you, which shows how Patagonia uses on-site child care facilities to stimulate women to be both moms and … Continue reading