You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged recently. I’ve been focussing on my Dutch website and therefore won’t be blogging a lot on this English version. If you want to stay up to date, follow me on Twitter (@GreenandtheCity). I tweet both in Dutch and English and this way I’ll keep you posted on all the Eco Fab news. Let me know if you’re still interested in English green news!


green auction at christie’s and runway to green

Not so long ago a great event was held in New York: A bid to save the earth. By both a green auction and the Runway to green $ 1.4 million was raised for causes looking after the earth. Designers each made an outfit that’s sustainable and they were not the least. Rachel Roy and Michael Kors are just a few names. Want to know what happened? Check out this video from Ecouterre at the red carpet of Runway to green:

And curious about all the designs? Check out the photo’s from Runway to green.

Source: Ecouterre

acqua for life gets started

Some time ago I told you about the cooperation of Giorgio Armani and the Green Cross to enable clean water for everybody. Unfortunately the website was not very interactive and informative. But I’ve got good news: it’s online.

get involved with aqcua for life

On the website you can join the Facebook group. This will make sure more clean water will be donated. You can also invite your friends to get involved in with this cause.


The goal of this action is to give 40 million litres of water to people who really need it. But it;s only a fraction of the 900 million people who don’t have access to clean water. The project starts in Ghana with supporting the smart water for green schools project. In this country 40% of the people don’t have access to drinking water. The project goes on after Ghana.

Sources: Aqcua for life challenge, Glamour

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first german all vegan super market opens

Vegans living in Germany have a new place to shop: the first all vegan super market Vegan Wonderland, based in Dortmund. With soy milk instead of ‘regular’ cow milk, vegan pizza’s, salami and animal food this will serve the 600.000 vegans in Germany who don’t eat meat, eggs, dairy and honey.

web shop

But not only the inhabitants of Dortmund can shop all vegan. With the web shop owner Kim Kalkowski serves all Germany cereal, bakery, deserts and many more.

Sources: Levensmiddelenkrant, Vegan Wonderland

circle of clothes

It’s been over a week since I last posted something.. :$ But know I’m full of ideas. But first I have to make a confession. My closet has welcomes some new things. Wel, not really ‘new’. As I wrote earlier I was at the Little Green Dress party at the Hub Shop and conquered two nice dresses. One that’s perfect for the chilly spring and autumn days: a wrap dress à la Diane von Furstenberg. And I also got a nice summer dress that’s perfect for the beach.

And I also felt lucky with a dress I found at a shop in Landsmeer. It’s a cute little dress like one from Dutch soapie Lieke van Lexmond. I paired it up with a little belt I bought at a ‘kringloop’ store.

Finally I found a cute summer dress that I’d like to wear to a summer wedding. I found it at a ‘kringloop’ store. It had a stain at the hem so I shortened it a bit.

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Before you say I’m a shop-a-holic (which I sort of am): I’ve also cleaned out my closet. These item’s I will sell, give to the ‘kringloop’ store or use at another Little Green Dress party. Even my boyfriend picked some of his own clothes he doesn’t use anyway and he’s donated some DVD’s. A good way to keep up the cycle of things around the house, right?

oscar dresses for charity

Actrices donate their Oscar dresses to charity. The foundation “Clohes of our back”, run by movie stars Jane Kaczmarek en Bradley Whitford, enables auctions of dresses of celebs. The dress Keira Knighley wore in Atonement is one of them. At the moment the film The kids are allright the subject of the auction.

Knightley donated a dress before. Back then it was Oxfam who was lucky enough. Her dress gave 5000 kids in Tanzania food for a month. Singer Björk also donated her notorious swann dress to this foundation. Heidi Klum gave Heart Truth the same honor.

I think this is a noble gesture of these leading ladies. Appearing twice in the same dress is not done, so this is a great way to make the most of these pretty dresses. And of course it doesn’t hurt the ladies images as wel..

the uniform project inspires students

Ever heard of The Uniform Project? The students of Glenwood Springs High School (US) have. For a month they wore one basic outfit. And you know? Turns out it wasn’t that hard at all! ‘I really thought it would be hard at first,’ said sophomore Rebecca Carcaterra, who has been wearing the same black sweater dress as the centerpiece of her daily wardrobe since the project began. ‘But I found it was a lot easier than I was thinking,’ she said. ‘I don’t have to spend all that extra time in the morning stressing about what to wear.’ It all started with an article written by sophomore Grace Gamba in the high school’s newspaper. Want to know more or keep yourself up-to-date? Check out their blog.

photo by Kelley Cox for the Post Independent

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