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8 ways we can #movethedate on this Earth Overshoot Day

Today, the 29th of July 2019, is Earth Overshoot Day, the day that we have used all the resources that this planet can regenerate in a year. Yes, it means that we need 1.5 planets to keep up with our current lifestyle. Eek. It’s the earliest Earth Overshoot Day so far since the Global Footprint Network started measuring it in 2006. At that time the date fell in October... Needless to say, this is far from sustainable and something must be done to move the date back. Fortunately, there are lots of things that we can all do to make a positive difference with little effort. Listed below are 8 ways you can help to #movethedate 1. Energy and heat –...

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The inspiration behind our SU19 capsule collection

With an open mind, our surroundings are filled with influences from which to seek inspiration for a fashion collection. Some brands look to upcoming movies and music, other to architecture, reports from trend bureau’s or something else for inspiration. Because of our passion for protecting all the beautiful places on the planet, it is only natural that we, VILDNIS, find inspiration in countries with stunning scenery and a commitment to making the world a better place, socially and environmentally. For our Summer 19 capsule collection, we ventured to Denmark to seek inspiration, an obvious choice, some might say, since two of our co-founders are Danish.  I suspect that we would have eventually looked to the country of my birth regardless,...

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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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How to choose fashion with a low environmental footprint – a quick guide to sustainable fibres

Sustainable fashion is one of the fastest-growing trends judging by this spring’s fashion weeks in London, New York and other big cities. And not only that, sustainable fashion is a trend that’s here to stay until it becomes the norm – unlike the recent somewhat strange see-through plastic trend (what was that about?) For many of us it means having to familiarise ourselves with fibres used in fashion and their environmental footprint – and it also means rethinking what we thought we knew about fashion fibres. Some of the fibres that we have been taught were good for us and the environment are actually not so great, while some of the better ones are still fairly unknown, making it a...

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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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