You want to look clean, sharp and on trend. Right?
I want the same.
But a few years ago, I realized that the brands that I loved weren’t that kind to their workers. It’s crazy to imagine but even in 2017, there are still kids working to make ‘our shirts’ for the lowest price.
We are all so focussed on buying local and eco- friendly food but what about our clothing?
Since I saw the movie The True Cost, I decided that I want to have an amazing capsule wardrobe that suits my ‘needs’ and that’s a mix of my favorite vintage items and sustainable brands.
In The Netherlands – where I live- but also worldwide are so many great makers that are setting up new brands. Hell, even celebrity Stella Mc Cartney is convinced!
On this blog I want to inspire other women with great stories from people that make fashionable and fair fashion. Meet the makers and create your own, unique wardrobe.
Since I’ve decided to minimize my interior and wardrobe, much changed. I’m way more balanced and even started my own consulting company. Minimalism is a great way to declutter from the busy lifestyle and start all over.
Thanks to minimalism:
- You will feel less pressure for buying new items like clothing
- You will save up tons of money
- And stop wasting your time and energy on finding new items that you want to have
- You will learn to appreciate your items more
- And save tons of times because you don’t have to clean up that often
- Hell yes, that you will be saving money for your dream trip
- Or you can even start your own company!
Learn more about minimalism
Minimalism is a perfect way to declutter from busy routines. In my last blog post, I wrote about the big benefits that I notice since I’ve started. I can really recommend to anyone that want to live a more meaningful and conscious life. How do you start with minimalism? Well, I think the most important […]
Travelling with minimal items is one of my favourite challenges. I just love to downgrade my options and feel great when I travelled with less than I used to do before. Since my last blog post about minimalism, I received some questions about travelling. How I manage to travel for weeks with a handbag suitcase […]
Living with a lot of stuff around you can feel overwhelming. It distracts you from your tasks or even stimulates you to keep on buying. I’ve said it before; ‘You can’t buy happiness, you need to find peace and love in yourself.’ How to minimize your life? Keep reading! A lot of people got trapped in […]
Create your own capsule wardrobe
Since I’ve been talking about creating my own capsule wardrobe, I’ve been asked several questions. The main question is: What is a capsule wardrobe? Well girls, let me explain it for you in today’s article! What is a capsule wardrobe? A capsule wardrobe is a mini wardrobe that contains your favorite items that you mix up […]
A capsule wardrobe. It sounds pretty difficult. Believe me, it isn’t if you’re not too hard on yourself. I made one big mistake: I decided that I wanted to have a 100% fairtrade wardrobe. Since – I guess- 80% of the stores in Groningen don’t sell organic fashion and the most online shops don’t really […]
Meet the makers
Walking down the river, bared foot with in one hand your favorite sneakers. Even thoo it’s winter you can’t stop that feeling if you check Sandqvists website. The brand from 2 brothers from Sweden is unique and has a great minimalistic vibe. Meet Sandqvist Anton Sandqvist founded the brand in 2004. Together with his brother Daniel […]
An old train station that is out of work. Old trains. And a lot of smoke. A few weeks ago I made my newest lookbook video on a really special location. The Star museum that is located in Stadskanaal (Groningen, The Netherlands). Years ago it connected the local people with cities above the big city Groningen. […]
A few weeks ago I visited Utrecht. A lovely, old city in The Netherlands. There was a little sustainable market coming up and I wanted to look around. Let’s see the pictures that we made there! Wearing: vintage top that I’ve been thrifting at a local vintage store, old leather skirt from the Sting, panty’s […]
Meet Bannou. One of my favorite Dutch brands out there. Yes, you’ve heard me. After months of searching, I’ve found a Dutch brand that sells vintage inspired clothing that is made of sustainable fabrics. Finally, I can not only where vintage but also purchase new items with that unique, 50s vibe. And yes, I’m loving […]
Stylish woman clothing with unique prints, sustainable and wearable. Braintree clothing has it all. Some items look a bit sporty, others are more casual or stand out a cause of the retro lines. Let’s discover this beautiful brand. Meet Braintree Back in 1995, the desire to wear natural, cool clothing marked the start of the […]
It felt like magic. The first time that I’ve discovered this brand, everything felt into place. The photography, models, vibe, fabrics and fair trade mission surprised me. Nomads clothing is more than fair trade fashion. It’s a brand with such a unique style and story. You will love it! Fair trade, ethical clothing – made […]
Hi girls, I’ve got some great news on this cold, Sunday morning. Grab your bags, take some time off, cause in just a few days, the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week will be coming up! From 7th -16th October, multiple brands will be sharing their stories during events in several cities in The Netherlands. Good luck for […]
Happy Friday! It’s time for your weekly dose of fair inspiration! Today I want to introduce you to th lovely company Sukhi. Sukhi means ‘Happy’ in Nepal. Sukhi is starting to get really popular in The Netherlands and sells beautiful, handmade rugs that they buy directly from local people. They have a simple mission; bringing […]