Archive for January, 2011

video tgfc

I have an update.. I’ve found a video about the Green Fashion Competition. For those who don’t understand Dutch, here’s a quick recap.

It goes backstage with the winner, Elsien Gringhuis. She tells about how difficult it is to find sustainable fabrics. For instance: the lining unfortunately isn’t ‘green’. Furthermore one of the contestants tells how she uses silver in her designs. Silver? Yes you’ve read it correctly. The silver keeps the bacteria’s away so you don’t have to was it that often.

Just have a look at for the feeling of the designs. You’ll see a bit more of what they made and how elegant sustainable clothing can be!

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elsien gringhuis wins tgfc at aifw

I’ve been biting my nails ’till I heard the news: the winner and runner-up of The Green Fashion Competition are Elsien Gringhuis and OAT. Love the flowy jumpsuit, really a musthave (and perfectly styled!). You can see the designs at the Nukuhiva store starting tomorrow.

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Renowned fashion journalist and judge of the competition, Georgette Koning: “Elsien Gringhuis is modern and contemporary, she has great technical skills and paints a very feminine and beautiful picture. She has managed to create a signature style in a very short period of time”

Pics by the fab Peter Stigter

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h&m goes upcycled

Just read some amazing news! H&M has decided to upcycle Lanvin leftovers into new “waste” collection! I thought they were doing fine with the Garden Collection, but this is even better! It’s very exclusive: only one store per country sells the ten piece collection designed by Ann-Sofie Johansson (H&M’s design chief). But don’t worry: it’s also on sale online from early March…

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big party with little green dress part 2

I just had to give you a better idea of how the swapping party last sunday was! So here are some pictures from this event.

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You look, you bid, and maybe you’re the lucky girl! (pic’s by Fanny Evers)

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you’re cordially invited to… a jewellery party

Curious what bling the Wereldwinkel has in store? Than try out the jewellery party in Rotterdam! Saturday 12th of February you’re invited at Wereldwinkel Vreewijk. You’ll get advice at what kind of jewellery suits you best and of course have a nice afternoon. Subscribing is possible through emailing to werelwinkelvreewijk@hccnet.nl. Hope to see you there!

big party with little green dress!

Pushing, looking, undressing in front of everybody; I’ve seen it all at the ‘Ruil Extravaganza’ edition V. Yesterday fashionables and vintagistas gathered at the Hub Shop in the centre of Rotterdam to shop in each others closets. The minimum of three items of clothes was more than generously surpassed and 19 bags were donated to KICI. Thanks to Miss Little Green Dress herself, Maartje Maas, the tea provided by Inti Zen and delicious Just Nuts and the volunteers (plus stylist Marjolein Bos and restylers Irene Diks and sister) the party was more than successful. And to make it even better, there was a nice goodie bag for everyone! Next party will be in Utrecht and a special children’s edition is also on its way. And today this party was featured at newspaper Metro.

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Content goodie bag: tea by Dilmah, Gorilla Perfume from Lush, an apple from Hopsan, chocolate bar by Ananda, Fair shopping route Rotterdam, 5% discount at watMooi, 15% discount at esgii, organic patch up heart by Natur-elle, small goodie bag by erbaviva, lavander clothes cushion by KICI and some pretty flyers and business cards!

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fair trade roses for valentine’s day

It just keeps on getting better! Valentine’s day this year will look a bit green.. ’Cause you don’t just have a shot at free Fair Trade roses, you’ll get a discount. How? Well, when purchasing at least worth of € 10,- at the Wereldwinkel location Heeswijk-Dinther, you’ll receive a coupon. More info? Check out the website. Plus: they’ve got sale!

 

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