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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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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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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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