Downsize me, fashion, philosophy

Downsize me/The Wardrobe diet. Step Three: Shoes

Onto shoes. I am no Imelda Marcos when it comes to shoes. I have struggled buying ethically made shoes¬†in the past, and so apart from a few pairs, the rest of these guys were bought second hand. And I dont know - buying shoes second-hand just ain't as enticing somehow.¬†Hence my modest collection of 34… Continue reading Downsize me/The Wardrobe diet. Step Three: Shoes

Our planet, philosophy

Whats the carbon footprint of a load of laundry?

I just stumbled across this article¬† on the Guardian about the carbon cost of our laundry practices. Laundry, laundry, bore, bore - I know. But its important people! Essentially there is one message - those dryers are menaces! After reading it,¬†I thought I should probably bookmark it and blog about it in the winter, when… Continue reading Whats the carbon footprint of a load of laundry?

Our planet, philosophy, Uncategorized, Videos

The Story of Broke

Annie Leonard, the American proponent of sustainability behind the Story of Stuff, the Story of Cosmestics and a bunch of other stories is back again with the timely Story of Broke. "The Story of Broke¬†calls for a shift in¬†government spending toward investments¬†in clean, green solutions‚ÄĒrenewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more‚ÄĒthat can… Continue reading The Story of Broke

philosophy, thumbs up, Upcycle and recycle

The Uncollection from Unconsumption

Unconsumption¬†is a blog that seeks to be ' Your daily source of inspiration for creative reuse and mindful consumption.' Great! And one part of this is through Uncollection, a concept that¬†turns the branding of consumerism completely upside down. Whats the idea? Take that thing you are reusing, recycling, upcycling, making or crafting and 'brand' it… Continue reading The Uncollection from Unconsumption