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How to holiday more sustainably without compromising on the things you love

Do you love travelling and seeing the world, yet feel guilty about your environmental footprint while holidaying? Luckily there are lots of things you can do to make your holiday more sustainable with minimal effort. In fact, many of those things will make your holiday even more enjoyable – and I am going to share some of my favourites in this blog post. Travelling in the age of climate changeWe are all familiar with climate change, and in an ideal world every single one of us would change our lifestyle to become 100% sustainable starting today. I am a big admirer of those people who give their lives a complete overhaul; abstaining from travelling, eating vegan and only buying sustainable...

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Chile – the inspiration behind our AW18 collection

Can you believe how amazing this summer has been weather-wise? I just want it to continue forever, yet at the same time I am excited about the temperature dropping and the seasons changing; it is my cue to pack the summer clothes away and dust off my winter wardrobe. Even though I have had some of the items in my wardrobe for more than 10 (yes, ten!) years, I still get excited about reuniting with them after 6 months apart. It’s all about keeping them looking interesting by adding a few new pieces each season and styling them in different ways. This season builds on that principle, and hence we have focused on items that really stand out and make...

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What is Earth Overshoot Day – and what can you do to #movethedate?

This year the Earth Overshoot Day falls on the 1st of August. The “Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when we (all of humanity) have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year” (quote www.overshootday.org). It means that in order to sustain our current lifestyle we need 1.7 earths at present. As illustrated in the below graph, the Earth Overshoot Day has moved in the wrong direction since 1969 with the exception of a few years. In fact, 2018 is the worst year to date. Eeek!   The good news is that there are lots of ways to #movethedate through reducing our individual ecological footprint. An obvious way of course is to change your fashion...

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10 easy tips on how to be a (more) sustainable tourist AND enjoy your holiday

Fashion and travelling: two of my biggest passions, and two industries that are generally unsustainable at present. I have a strong belief though that if we change our behaviours overall to be more responsible/sustainable, then we can continue enjoying the things we like, and feel good about it. As a result, VILDNIS’ mission is to replace the unsustainable practises in the fashion industry with a more responsible (yet equally stylish) new norm. This also goes for travelling, and ironically the more responsible our travels are, the more beautiful our travel destinations will be. That’s surely worth a shot, isn’t it?Below is my take on how we can be more responsible tourists and get more out of the holiday at the...

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6 stunning eco resorts for your bucket list

You are wearing the sustainable T-shirt, using organic beauty products, and you send single use plastic evil eyes, but what about your travelling habits, are they sustainable? Part of what spurred me on to start my own business was actually seeing how we, as tourists, impact local environments. In recent months I have come across several articles about beautiful places across the globe that have been ruined due to over-tourism. A great example is the Maya Bay in Phi Phi Islands (Thailand), which is currently closed to tourists to give the coral reef a bit of breathing space. When open, the small bay is visited by 5000 people a day – and has been for years. It is just one...

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