Sustainable fashion Thursday: Bello & Eco

In the fair trade week in Utrecht, I found Bello & Eco Their philosophy  is based on promoting goods that are beautiful and durable. I got my eyes in this elegant, yet casual hat, the fashionable addition to my sustainable-conscious style. The hat is made from Toquilla straw ( Carloduvica Palmata), a natural fiber known for its…

Sustainable fashion: SOLO eye care

Somehow I manage to find unique content on Sundays. Something that makes me proud of sharing. This is the case of SOLO eyewear. I found SOLO eyewear featured on  PERREAULT magazine, a publication by  Brigitte Perreault. She shares her discoveries which are usually great causes and social interests! Read PERREAULT – – July/August issue   When buying…

“I am between these walls because I chose to, but victims of the disgraceful World War II, didn’t!” – Summary of my trip to Berlin

 My visit to Berlin was a learning experience. I heard tragic facts. I saw monumental sites tracing back those miserable war days for the Jewish people. I also saw the remarkable heritage which tells its own story. Some disgraceful,others with glance.   The weather was perfect to go for a guided cycling sightseeing. You can easily rent a bike…

Beyond arte with love

Camilla Groen in her secret world, where she celebrates colours, love and art. I first encountered Camilla’s work  in a moment of celebrating love, at the Valentine’s fair. It was the most inspiring corner with string artwork and paper crafts. Camilla went to university in the capital of Rio de Janeiro to get her degree in International…

Design affair by Claudia Falcão

To some of you, my passion for design is not new. Finally, you can see the step forward of my project since the twenty cushion covers in 2010. Handmade jewellery collection is my latest issue I use haberdashery (for example buttons, zippers, ribbons), re-use available fabrics and vintage embellishments. The denim days are never over. These…

My Sunday affair

Vleuten, Valentines Fair – I met talented woman with their ethnic flair.      

I wish …

   I could tell you each story, name each artisan behind the artwork sold at this fair-trade gift-shop, Wereldwinkel in Houten. Every time I am in the schedule to volunteer I find a piece of art that I would love to have it. With every product I discover a beautiful story.

Unlabelled Friday!

   Last night I got into my bits & pieces box to change this basic dress for an event tonight. I found this French embroidered appliqué I bought in a vintage market last year. Voilà, my new unlabelled dress!    

It really is fair traded.

Obviously I couldn’t take my eyes of these silver earrings with a blue gemstone. It is minimalist, feminine and gives a striking touch to all my outfits. Not to mention, it was uniquely made by Mr. artisan from Mexico who is earning his wages within the ethical standards. Since I started volunteering at the fair-trade shop Wereldwinkel  I…