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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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WOULD YOU RATHER COMPROMISE ON YOUR STYLE OR VALUES – OR REFRAIN FROM BUYING ANYTHING AT ALL?

One of my husband’s favourite ’games’ on a night out with friends is the ’would you rather game’. Would you rather drink prune juice or tomato juice? And would you rather swim across the english channel or run a Marathon des Sables? Or would you rather be stuck on a island with Putin or Trump? You get the picture! After a few drinks, this can be quite entertaining. Recently I found myself involuntarily playing this game on my own while shopping fashion online. The thing is, my size has changed and it was time to embrace it and inject some newsness into the wardrobe – in the right size. And while I generally tend to wear VILDNIS, there are a...

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5 easy New Year’s resolutions that will minimise your environmental footprint

Having started as a small trend for a niche market, the sustainable fashion trend is now gaining traction FAST as we all recognise the need to change our habits and fight back at climate change and poor ethical practises. As fashion consumers we are becoming much more aware of the impact our wardrobe has on workers and animals in the supply chain as well as on the planet, and that is why we a VILDNIS believe that 2019 will be the year of the Kind Female Spirit. With Vogue Australia at the forefront, we are seeing a sharp rise in articles about ethical and eco-friendly fashion in women’s magazines across the globe, encouraging us fashionistas to start looking after all...

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How my New Year’s resolutions brought me closer to a sustainable lifestyle this year

A truly sustainable lifestyle requires some serious effort and a fair number of compromises. For many of us, me included, this feels like too tough a task. That said, there are steps I feel I can continue to take to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle while still doing the things we all love the most. So, this time last year, I used my New Year’s resolutions to bring me closer to a more ethical and eco-friendlier lifestyle. I have always held myself accountable by writing my New Year’s resolutions down, but this year I felt even more so having shared them with you on this blog.  As 2018 draws to an end, I have found a quiet corner to...

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8 ethical gift ideas - or inspiration for your own wish list

Want to give a meaningful gift this Christmas but unsure what to give? At VILDNIS HQ we always keep a wish list full of fab ethical fashion, jewellery, bags and beauty products, and we are happy to share. Below are some of my favourites for your inspiration. 1. The Bombom Clutch from Belo The black Bombom clutch from Belo is made from decommissioned seatbelts and oozes Rock Chick with its shiny texture and silver metal chain. Ethical working conditions, fair wages, lining made from recycled plastic bottles, 500 gsm of seat belt fabric saved from landfill and donations to a charity for homeless; this clutch looks badass but is 100% goodness.  Price: £65 2. Wedge bangle from Little by Little...

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