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7 reasons why you should buy Loeloe’s socially responsible, vegan bracelets

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.

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I-did Slow Fashion: Helping to close the cycle while serving a social purpose!

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

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Asking Mango: #Whomademyclothes

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:

Dear Mango,

My name is Esther. I would like to thank the people who made my jacket. Who made it?

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Levi's, Who made my jeans?!
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Do you know who made your clothes?

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

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Women at work: Not having to choose!

“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

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Fresh trigger to read Heineken’s Sustainability Report 2015

Today I’m sharing with you this great video I came across with on many online media. Heineken thought of a very creative way to draw attention to their 2015 Sustainability Report. It was the Dutch rapper Kevin “Blaxtar” de Randamie’s task to tell us to “Get Frank”. Here’s my favorite part: “His story was now … Continue reading

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CSR in SMEs of Curaçao (2) “See you at Mondi Lodge”

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Continuing my journey to uncover sustainable practices in small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) in Curaçao, I’m shedding light on Mondi (meaning ‘bush’) Lodge. Experiencing Mondi Lodge as a local searching for a natural escape away from everyday, and enjoying the comfort of this resort first hand, has inspired me to share its sustainable characteristics. … Continue reading

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CSR in SMEs of Curaçao (Part 2): Mondi Lodge

Last September, I had the delight of spending a few days at fantastic Mondi Lodge. I had planned my stay about a year in advance, and finally enjoyed the sound of the breeze gently caressing the leaves on my palapa roof. While having breakfast on the porch of my cabin, I was surrounded by pure, … Continue reading

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CSR in SMEs of Curaçao (part 1): Curaçao Ecocity Projects- Curaloe®

Starting as of today I’m highlighting some companies which I consider to be sustainable. It has to do with my sense of pride, pride I feel for having great things resulting from such a small island in the Caribbean. The island of Curaçao.

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Sustainability into practice

Today I can proudly announce that I am the owner of my first sustainable sandals. Why sustainable? Because besides the fact that they are mostly made out of natural materials, the packaging is super small. This company keeps its craftsmen in mind by ensuring they get a fair pay, medical cover, 13th salary (all things … Continue reading