When I think about sustainability and fashion, to me, a vital aspect in all of this is aiming to add pieces to our wardrobes that we'll get a lot of wear out of. They don't necessarily have to be things we wear on a daily basis – I'd argue that it's sustainable, too, if I invest in a statement piece that I'll wear for special occasions only, but that is great quality and will last me for many of said special occasions to come, that is in a way timeless that I'll most likely still like it years down the road, or that maybe even serves the purpose for not only me, but friends I'll be able to lend it to or others I might pass it onto should I not wear it anymore. Still, a versatile garment often equals more wears, and after all, making the most out of what we buy and make is what we all want, right?Read More
A few days ago, I shared about a less than ideal morning on Instagram Stories and so many of you reached out with interesting and encouraging thoughts that I decided to share some of them here. You might know that balancing life and work in a somewhat healthy manner is one of the main things I focus on this year – I wrote about it here and here – and I'm so grateful for all the conversations on self care I've had and seen both offline and online.
For many, myself included, the morning really sets the tone for the rest of the day. When the first hour or so of my day starts with a huge glass of water, a few minutes of reading, a shower and those other routines that make my start into the day gentle and calm, I feel a lot better for the entire rest of the day, I'm more productive and overall just a better version of myself.Read More
Are you a beginner knitter or a more experienced one who hasn't knit a garment just yet? Would you love to learn how to make a handknit sweater of your own? I might have just the right thing for you!Read More
It's a Saturday afternoon, and after a coffee date with a new friend and colleague this morning and then a birthday brunch afterwards, I was in the middle of what I call "light working" – you know, a few emails here, drafting some ideas there – when thoughts on working on a weekend began circling around my head, so I wanted to share some of them with you. Like always, I'd love to hear yours, too, you're warmly invited to continue this conversation in the comments!Read More
My friend Alena has been looking for a few new pieces for her jewelry collection, and when she asked me for advice on brands that she would really love to support, I happily started compiling a few favourites. Most of the pieces I personally wear on a daily basis are heirlooms from my mum and mother-in-law or gifts from my husband and friends, and I rarely buy jewelry for myself – definitely something that needs to change in the future, now that I look at those picks! All details below, and you'll find more favourites on our Ethical Jewelry Pinterest board where we'll continue adding new pieces.
1 | Luxaa Studs (45 €) 2 | Fremdformat Earrings (29 €) 3 | Bario Neal Band (from 167 €) 4 | Bario Neal Studs (from 315 €) 5 | Bario Neal Studs (from 75 €) 6 | Oh Bracelet Berlin Band (29 €) 7 | ABLE necklace (47 €) 8 | pikfine Earrings (29.90 €) 9 | Fremdformat Bracelet (39 €) 10 | jyoti Studs (29 €)
If you're signed up to our newsletter or follow along on Instagram, you probably heard me talk about this exciting new project I'm currently working on – an electronic (and potentially future print) publication dedicated to all things sustainability, travelling and making!
We're currently accepting submissions for this book project, so continue reading if you think you might be interested in teaming up with us, and please feel free to forward this call for submissions to any friends who might want to submit, too!Read More
Back home from a trip to Copenhagen to visit close friends who moved there a couple years ago, I wanted to share a few city trip essentials (many of which I actually took with me!). When we do city trips, we usually walk around quite a bit and spend a lot of time outside, so I included favourites you can comfortably spend a full day in & with, plus a few things that'll make your next city trip extra special. Tell me, what are your essentials you can't do without?Read More
Whenever I have one of those rare nights just to myself, I usually opt for a slow night in with good food, a show and maybe some knitting. This week though, I'm home alone for a full 7 days, so I knew I wanted to get a bit more creative with how I spend time alone. Now a week might be nothing to you – I've had my fair share of across the globe long distance years and temporarily abandoned flatshares, too, and it sure is a huge privilege when spending time alone is one of many options instead of loneliness being the default one.Read More
The last couple of days have been a quite nice mix of work & play – I got back from a lovely family vacation in the mountains, my heart full with impressions of this planet's beautiful nature, and was excited to get back to work. Despite a rather huge work load these weeks, I'm really enjoying working on the projects I have on my plate right now. Earlier this week, I share about the beginnings of my self care journey, something I'd love to incorporate more about here, and I loved the conversation around self care that started from it. Thanks so much for joining in and sharing your thoughts, and I hope you have a lovely week!Read More