Archive for November, 2010

finalists green fashion competition

One day you hear nothing and the next you’re flooded with juicy news. And boy, have I news for you! With the first ceremony, the eight finalists for ‘The Green Fashion Competition’ are known: Bright Young Things, Elsien Gringhuis, Farrow & Tan, Gomes Esser Design, NÔN BY KIM, OAT, Viral and Winde Rienstra. They’ve been handed a cheque of € 1.250 to make their finale outfits they’re showing on AIFW (Amsterdam International Fashion Week) in January. And there’s a lot at stake: € 25.000 for the winner, € 15.000 for the runner up and most importantly: a feature in Sublime Magazine. Stay tuned!

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arnhem goes green

Arnhem is turning green. This Thursday there’s the Design FAIR where you can browse amongst innovative eco design for your home. You can also meet the designers, get inspired by the presentations and enjoy snacks made by the Vegetarian Butcher en bio cocktails by JuicySisters.

What: Design FAIR
When: December 2nd 17:00 – 21:30
Where: Van Muilwijkstraat 21 in Arnhem

Not into interior design? Love fashion? Than swap at the ‘Get your partydress’ party. For only € 5,- (and of course two party garments you want to swap) you get an evening out, bio snacks and drinks, a goodie bag an naturally a new party outfit. Two stylists are present to assist and, if necessary, customize your ‘new’ perfect party outfit.

What: Get your partydress
When: December 9th 19:30 – 22:00
Where: Nieuwe Kade 7 in Arnhem

shop green in amsterdam

I know it’s not very ecofriendly, but if you have to, do it good: shopping. And now I’ve got a preview of the Ecoguide to Amsterdam. Interested? Order it at the website or take a look here. The guide is € 14,95 and is also on sale at book shops. It includes a map for those who don’t know their way in Amsterdam.

get green holiday gifts

I know, it’s been way to long since I’ve written you an update of my ecofab life. I’ve been busy writing my thesis so that in the future I can bring you more info. And doing research makes you find amazing things. Now I’ve found some holiday gift shopping inspiration. And it’s all sustainable! Maybe a bit expensive, but really inspiring. I know I’ll be heading to my favourite spots to do my holiday’s shopping. Want to get inspired? Read the COCO ECO red hot & green holiday gift guide.


Oh I got so hungry! Wanna know why? Just read about an sustainable/organic chocolate store with a broad range of chocolates, bonbons and truffles. They’ve just opened a store in the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat in Amsterdam (at the 9 streets area) ánd they have a web shop.

Hungry? Have a look and get seduced! I know what my route is next time I’m in Amsterdam…

new address

I just love it when I discover new great initiatives. Just I month ago I stumbled upon a free store run by squatters in Breda. Everything was second hand and ‘buyers’ are free to take what they want. A donation is appreciated but not required.

And now I’ve got a reason to visit Maastricht. This is a lovely town which already enjoyed while visiting the Christmas market. And now I’ve learned about Concept Green (situated at the Rechtstraat). It’s a small concept store combining new and vintage fashion with a positive message and affordable prices. All the brands have in common that they make the world a ‘nicer, better and happier and more positive place’. Next to fashion you can also shop for books and gifts.

I know I’ll put this address in my address book. Do you know this store? Been there? Share your experience!

sustainable fashion report ep. 1

I’ve found a very inspiring video and it’s all about ethical fashion. As you all know London’s very hot and very edgy. This video is about how ethical fashion is developing in the UK. Take a look and tell me what you think you can to to get more ethical fashion in the stores. You can watch it here.

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