british wedding celebrated with fair gold?

The British Royal wedding ain’t traditional, that’s for sure. In stead of the carriage the couple’s ride is a limo and the fairytale wedding is celebrated in an intimate setting. But now it has been hinted that the wedding rings are being made of Fairtrade gold. The purveyor of wedding rings to the royal household is one of the 20 certified Fairtrade jewellers and they’re hoping for an order. “It would be wonderful if Prince William and Kate agreed to it.” Will Kate, becoming the new people’s Princess, set a trend?

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unicef teams up with fashion label?

Is fashion really turning green? Looking trough Dutch Glamour my eye caught an advert from Giorgio Armani with the header Aqca for life. It says the company supports an Unicef tap project. Every bottle of perfume represents 100 litres of water. Too bad the Italian company’s facebook page is not working and the website doesn’t say a lot either. Another case of greenwashing?

The website of the World Water Week doesn’t give any answer as well, so maybe we’ll never know. Anyhow, I’m glad that such an influential brand’s paying attention to such large cause 😀

the consious collection at hennez and maurits

Just read some amazing news: H&M is putting out a second sustainable line. The Conscious Collection is all about romantic blouses, tunics, suits and lingerie. From April 14th this line is available at every store.

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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