Dear readers, I have been a Banksy fan for many years, and still remember spotting his original spray paint art in East London when he started his work. I was really inspired by his graphics and used them in some experimental textile art, about 16 years ago to express my protest against mindless consumerism. You … Continue reading Banksy Pop-Up Shop in London (Gross Domestic Product)
Dear Readers, At the moment I am experiencing sustainability in many different ways, on various levels: Intellectually, physically an most importantly in my daily life. This culmination of events has led to today's post. I learned a great lesson about clothing that I own and how to re-spark joy. But read on to find out … Continue reading Re-spark joy! If you want to love your clothes again, put them all away.
Stumbling upon the latest article by McKinsey from 18th May 2018, I felt alarmed about the topic: "Faster fashion: How to shorten the apparel calendar." Is this real? At a time when a high number of fashion companies, from luxury to high street are acknowledging their contribution to this world's fashion problems through consumption and … Continue reading Is it ethical to make fast fashion even faster?
Happy 2015! I hope you enjoyed wonderful holidays and had a fantastic New Year's celebration! In many countries, gift-giving is part of how the holidays are celebrated and although it can be a beautiful experience, it often borders on the good old habit of consumerism. My family agreed to be more creative, cosume less and … Continue reading Detox from consumerism after the holiday season
Dear friends and followers: My heart is aching for the victims of the Bangladesh garment factoriy. This is AWFUL. But its not only those hundreds of victims, beacause there are so many more who are suffering atrocities in order to provide us with cheap fashion and feed our consumerist hunger. Yes, I love fashion, its … Continue reading Bangladesh garment factory disaster – lets give a damn – we are the consumers