Cheap and natural beauty

As I finished my blush that I had bought on Ecocose almost one year ago, I googled “discount natural blush” to see if I could hit any offer in Denmark, oh beloved expensive country. Everyday is a new learning, I came across this incredibly easy recipe to make homemade blush myself. The only ingredients you need are:

Corn starch

Beet root powder

Picture from A Blossoming Life.com

Picture from A Blossoming Life.com

Which country better than Denmark offers a variety of beetroots? Instead of buying the beet root powder, I thought I could do it myself. Digging a bit into it, I found this other blog with indications for DIY beet root powder. I just got red beets in my weekly organic veggie bag from KBHFF this week… now I know how to color up this rainy weekend!

Picture from Yumuniverse.com

Picture from Yumuniverse.com

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UnderWear & Wine | Event invitation

Vi mødtes gennem ruden-event

Tomorrow I’m hosting this event! Come and enjoy

Classical music

A glass of good organic wine

Underwear collection display

A cozy cafè space run by a collective of artists

A live ballet dancing performance

Free entré

Let’s celebrate the Danish debut of INDIVIDUALS!
The designer brand is making his way from Milan to Copenhagen, stopping by Vi mødtes gennem ruden Kaffebar. Enjoy a glass of øko wine while assisting at live ballet dance performance.
Shop unique pieces of sustainable UnderWear, Culottes, Bodystockings, Leggings and Vests. INDIVIDUALS Pop-up shop is opened from 3 pm.

Step into the Mood!
http://www.pinterest.com/ecosfl/underwear-wine-event/

About the brand
INDIVIDUALS is a beachwear and underwear visionary brand. Designed, handcut and sewed in Italy. Loved worldwide. http://1000individuals.tumblr.com/

Oikos Swap Style, the sustainable fashion event

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I’m a swap market fan and here is why:

– You can find crazy things for free that seem to be made only for you (like the Italy T-shirt I’m wearing in the picture)

– You get to try different style of clothes you would have never bought otherwise

– You live the thrill of the treasure hunting… and it’s a lot of fun!

Watch the video

As part of my volunteering activities at oikos Copenhagen*, together with the EventLab team, I organized an event to raise awareness about sustainable fashion consumption. As our guest speakers, we had the pleasure to host Sarah Netter, CBS researcher at Minstra Future of Fashion, and Johanna Topoocoo, project manager at Danish Fashion Institute (DAFI). Following the learning through experience format, part of the event was a real swap market, where people could trade used clothes and accessories in good conditions for free.

My friend Julie Sunflower joined the event and she realized this footage for her videoblog. She got very nice stuff from the swap… I just realized I was too busy with my PR activities :D! Follow Julie on Instagram!

Thank you for sharing!

Stills from the video

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*WHAT IS OIKOS
oikos is a non-profit student organization, which brings together university students living in Copenhagen interested in environmental, social and financial sustainability and responsible business.  Their main tool for increasing awareness about sustainability issues
is organizing and hosting events. oikos-copenhagen.org.

That shirt is mine! – The good and the bad of swap markets (Byttemarked in Copenhagen)

Just got back home from my first swap market ever – called Byttemarked in Danish, whereas Loppemarked is translation for flea market. I was there with another eco-blogger friend of mine. It’s very nice going to this sort of places with a friend, as she can tell you straight away the “leave-it”or “take-it” word. We have different styles and fashion preferences, so it was perfect as long as we were looking for different stuff. But at some point we came across a famous eco-fashion brand T-shirt (A Question Of).

There the fight began.

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Finally I got it :). Together with a few other nice clothes and accessories.

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I have a rule though. Think three times before taking something home, even if it’s for free. Plus, think again two times after you’ve tried it on. Or you’ll end up with a lot of clothes in your wardrobe you don’t really want to wear. If eventually this happens, you know what you have to do…

Just swap!

 

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Sustainable fashion is all about your mood

Wearing my aunt’s blouse handmade by my granny.

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Rubycup, the only sustainable menstrual cup with built in social project

Dear girls, how do you manage our monthly ‘blessing’ in the most sustainable way?

First I started preferring organic cotton pads eto the regular ones. However even if the kind of material used is more sustainable itself, still the volume of use-and-throw-out garbage isn’t decreasing. Not to mention every time you have to buy new ones and spend money on it.

My small change

I decided to switch to menstrual cup instead, that in Scandinavia and UK is quite popular among young women. But there are so many on the market and apparently they are all the same. Which one should I choose then?

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Listening to the little geek in me , I had a look at technical specifications and had no doubts about it: I bought Rubycup! Made with 100% top Medical Grade Silicone, it’s the only one with a ‘built-in’ social project. I bought mine at EcoEgo or you can shop it online.

The non-profit project aims to help poor women in developing countries with no access to clean pads and insufficient hygienic conditions. They are forced to humiliate themselves once a month using cow dung, dirty rugs, ash and all sorts of non-hygienic and health endangering trash materials.

Toast to Rubycup!

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PS: I’ve just donated to The 12th Right Indiegogo campaign to support health and dignity  of thousands of women employed in dismeal fashoin factories in Bangladesh. See the story here.