Thursday, September 14, 2017

RIVER BLUE Screening w/ Sustain Daily

Hello everybody! Recently I went to the screening, here in Aalborg, of the new fashion-critical documentary River Blue. This is merely a general shout-out to everyone to go and watch this film if you can. It completely blew me away. It talked about the massive consequences our fast-fashion industry and the consumer’s endless cravings for new things have lead to enormous water pollution damage in the countries that produce these items, and furthermore, the global impact of these local disasters. The fashion industry is one of the world’s largest polluters, however it is easy to not contribute to this wrongdoing.  The documentary also mentions several initiatives that attempt to turn this polluting tendency around, for instance by replacing dangerous chemicals with earth friendly alternatives, like utilising wind power to distress jeans, pretty cool.

I attached pictures of myself in 2012 and 2016 in this blogpost, to showcase my second hand journey and how I have now distanced myself from the fast fashion market. It is not easy for everyone to go completely second hand, however you’ve come a long way by simply boycotting world wide polluting brands like Gap, H&M, Zara etc. Instead spend our money supporting  more earth friendly smaller brands that try to make a difference, both in terms of execution, design, materials and ethics.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Georganics Review // Plastic Free Mouthwash and Toothpaste

Hello everyone! I got the great opportunity to try out some of the mouthwash/pastes from Georganics. Both of these will soon be sold from Bleschu’s webshop. I got both varieties with activated charcoal, as it whitens the teeth, but it has a ton of other benefits.  Oil Pulling was definitely a first for me, but I have grown to really love it. It has not yet become an integrated part of my routine, but the times I have the time to do it, it really helps me. The toothpaste has quickly become one of my favourites, it has a coconut oil base, but reacts quite differently from other coconut oil toothpastes, because tt has a taste of mint, which I love. Furthermore, the minty taste stays in your mouth for quite a while.  Overall, the Georganics toothpaste and mouthwash are both alternative options to conventional products that I both strongly recommend. The only downside, and I have been alerted that this is being changed, is a little plastic spoon that comes with the paste.

Monday, August 28, 2017

My Vegetarian Journey // My Diet Now

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Hello everyone! I recently made a video in which I gave you guys an update on where I am, diet-wise. Giving up meat has not only made it much easier to be zero waste and package-free, but it has also made me feel so much better. I hope you will send good vibes and go easy on me. We should all applaud the small differences and the small changes we all make – as long as we are moving forward and always improving ourselves.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

I Moved // My New Apartment

Hello everybody! I wanted to show you the very first pictures of my new place. It is far from done, and I am sure I am going to move the furniture around at least four times. I am going to do a vlog during next week I think.  If you want more updates on the move then follow me on Instagram, I post way more frequently on the insta-update-function.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Satisfaction of Refusing // How To Break Bad Consumer Habits

Hello everybody! Recently I went and met up with the lovely Bleschu.dk, an awesome Danish initiative that provides plastic free alternatives to various everyday items. We talked a lot about consumerism and how satisfying it actually is to take a step back and refuse to contribute to the culture of spontaneous purchases. I thought I would share some of these thoughts with you.

One can, quite frankly, regard the tendency of consumerism as a sort of addiction, you get a rush when you purchase a new item, however the excitement does rarely last very long. Furthermore, it is likely that most people find themselves gradually more excited when purchasing larger products and spending larger amounts money. As a result of this, we need to up the dose every once in awhile to preserve that rush of excitement. However, addictions can be broken, and the process of rewiring one’s head to look past consumerist temptations is something that can be achieved by everyone, with very little effort.

A very rare phenomenon in consumer culture is the ability to simply refuse, it sounds difficult and hard, and unnecessary since everything is always within reach, but taking time to refuse certain items and objects are, for me personally, the healthiest thing I have done in years.  Suddenly, you realise that by filling your existence with useless and materialistic things, you distance yourself further and further from actual goals and values.  The rush you get when you realise that you can walk past a sale or when you notice that you have not bought anything new in a year is a thousand times more satisfying, and it lasts way longer than any rush you have ever gotten from purchasing a trendy products.

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