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( Blogs / Kim )
# 'Do you realize that you have mostly been writing about wedding dresses and baby things since I asked you to marry me?' M.A. commented the other day. I was shocked, but realized it was true: my time of eco fashion adventures seems light years awa
Tue, 23 Nov 2010 01:15:55 +0100
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( Blogs / Kim )
# Lately I have been suffering from ethical anxiety: I doubt what effect my efforts to live green really have on the wider world. Maybe it is the falling leafs, the darker days and a cold that keeps on bugging me, but I need some reflection. What
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:26:11 +0100
Word count: 59
 
3. BLINK
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( Blogs / Kim )
# Whenever we have something that we are good at - something we care about - that experience and passion fundamentally changes the nature of our first impression. When we are outside our areas of expertise, our reactions remain shallow, they are ha
Thu, 28 Oct 2010 04:09:26 +0200
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( Blogs / Kim )
# M.A. and I have several disagreements when it comes to his wardrobe but one is the biggest. It's called fleece. Ever since I know him, his fleece-fetishism has really bothered me. Because fleece is ugly, unflattering and not eco at all. At least,
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 05:19:07 +0200
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( Blogs / Kim )
# Lucky me that I had become iPhonized just one day before our baby was born! It allowed me to send instant messages to those close including images of the wonder that had burst into our world. In the past few weeks I have developed a clear addict
Tue, 05 Oct 2010 11:03:17 +0200
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( Blogs / Kim )
# I have a confession to make: I bought a new knit today. It was the first time I was in town after the birth. I was only there to buy these special eco diapers when it suddenly attracted me like a magnet. I had just admired the window display of t
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 03:51:11 +0200
Word count: 119
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
# What do you do when you marry a girl who is a passionate eco fashionista? Who gets you a second hand shirt as a very first present and believes she has treated you? Who convinces you that it's better to buy tomatoes that are three times as expens
Fri, 24 Sep 2010 01:00:00 +0200
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( Blogs / Kim )
# 'My big example is my aunt because she is a topmanager in Holland, is married to a handsome, succesful doctor, has three great kids, has always been able to negotiate a four day working week in which she fits all the tasks her senior - male - co
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 06:52:51 +0200
Word count: 66
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
# Our son is almost four weeks old and we have already had our share of embarrassing moments. Like last week in our favourite Italian restaurant where there was no space to change him but on the table. Although it went quick and easy with our fabul
Sat, 04 Sep 2010 06:20:03 +0200
Word count: 66
 
( Blogs / Sandra )
# For the first time in many years, I am back home in the Basque Country to spend more than just a family and friends weekend. I decided to stay for a few weeks, working out of Aux Magazine's office, before heading back to Madrid's dejec
Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:21:30 +0200
Word count: 78
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
# 'Cleaning should be done when in the right mood for it'. What greater thing there is than the touch of crispy fresh sheets on the bed? The look of a shiny fridge? The smell of a basket full of organic fruit? The sound of a dyson that zooms th
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 01:00:00 +0200
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( Blogs / Kim )
# ''When I was pregnant, I kept on taking showers and washing my hair, just to be ready for thé moment. It took longer than I thought and I started reading this great book of a woman who sailed around the world on her own. Her story was so fas
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 23:40:17 +0200
Word count: 67
 
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# As my belly is growing, so is the amount of gifts we receive from friends and family. Hoping to inspire others to give green gifts to soon-to-be-mommies-and-daddies, I love to spotlight all the cute things that have given our home an instant baby-m
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 09:56:04 +0200
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14. HUBBITS
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( Blogs / Kim )
# 'With The HUB, we want to create an eco-system of social-entrepreneurs. A place where they can connect, interact and invent new ways of doing business as unusual'. What a pleasure it was to hear so much about The HUB last week. First during a HUB
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 01:00:00 +0200
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# Yesterday Switzerland won the match against Spain and the whole city was a madhouse. I had to cancel a meeting because of the continuous horning of the cars, the yelling of people dressed in Swiss flags and the beer bottles that were thrown on th
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:46:31 +0200
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( Blogs / Kim )
# A warm summer's day, a bunch of colleagues in the office talking about research, projects and strategy meetings. During lunch I can't help myself but say: 'Girls, I have a need to see the new Sex in the City movie, just to get away from all this.
Wed, 09 Jun 2010 22:48:42 +0200
Word count: 108
 
( Blogs / Sandra )
# For some strange reason (I might be change adverse?), I strive to keep my old time learnings alive and kicking. That includes the welfare state, control over the market until it really serves the people - which is its only legitimate purpose, and
Tue, 01 Jun 2010 22:18:23 +0200
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# When we came back from Canada last month, we carried one big wish with us: to make and learn more about Brazilian music, M.A. playing the guitar and me as a singer. We thought it would be quite hard, because we're in German speaking Switzerland w
Tue, 01 Jun 2010 01:34:12 +0200
Word count: 108
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
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Tue, 25 May 2010 22:01:00 +0200
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# I haven't been writing much these days because I feel I'm pursuing a new degree: one on 'how to become a mom'. It is truly amazing how much information I have been trying to digest lately. On complications I had, on pregnancy yoga, midwifes, doc
Sat, 15 May 2010 01:00:00 +0200
Word count: 143
 
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# ‘How humbling is it to learn something you don’t know’. It is six years ago I started off in eco fashion and a lot has happened since. It is a privilege to not just be a participant in this movement, but also a researcher
Sun, 09 May 2010 01:00:00 +0200
Word count: 118
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
# ‘My baby is 99% organic’. The other day I attended an interesting presentation on how young mothers increasingly choose to consume organic products. The research showed that women often take a leading role in deciding on the purc
Sat, 01 May 2010 01:00:00 +0200
Word count: 113
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
# I am in the blessed position that I meet inspiring people wherever I go. People that make me think and reflect, take action, people who challenge me and tickle my curiosity. These are some of the people who make a difference to me: One of my
Sat, 24 Apr 2010 01:00:00 +0200
Word count: 74
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
# After three months in Canada I was so much looking forward seeing my friends and family back home. But this immense cloud seems to darken my sky at the moment, making it impossible for me to fly to Amsterdam this weekend. So while I consider my
Fri, 16 Apr 2010 01:00:00 +0200
Word count: 61
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# ‘The Colony’ is the name of the spring ’10 collection of one of my favourite eco designers, Ada Zanditon. Today I was watching the video interview I did with her in which she narrates how she came to this collection, inspired b
Sat, 10 Apr 2010 01:00:00 +0200
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26. BIGGIES
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( Blogs / Kim )
# I saw whales this week! While working in Vancouver, we managed to take a one day trip off the coast of Vancouver Island to go whale watching. And it was amazing! First we spotted a rare grey whale who was hanging out in a small bay next to the ci
Sat, 03 Apr 2010 13:31:27 +0200
Word count: 143
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
# After writing 90 blogs for this website, I would love to involve you in what I write about! Do you prefer my personal blogs like the ones on my eco wedding last summer? Or rather the blogs related to my research like these ones on shecopreneursh
Sat, 20 Mar 2010 10:11:13 +0100
Word count: 114
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
# ‘Don’t buy clothes! Stop all consumerism! Why not protect this gift of life while we have it? Maybe surprisingly, it was Vivienne Westwood saying this after presenting her last collection during London Fashion Week in February.
Sat, 06 Mar 2010 08:29:19 +0100
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( Blogs / Kim )
# ‘There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness’ (Mahatma Gandhi) The great thing about working with students around the world who do research on ethical fashion, is the free flowing inspiration. The ot
Sat, 06 Mar 2010 07:42:52 +0100
Word count: 94
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# There was a time in my life that I was close to another man than M.A. We had a great relationship and lots of fun, but then I fell in love with eco fashion. What started as a hobby grew into a community, a foundation and eventually a business. I wo
Sun, 28 Feb 2010 06:41:44 +0100
Word count: 124
 
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( Blogs / Kim )
# Me: ‘Goodmorning everyone!’ (silence) Me: ‘Hi there! ’ (silence) Me: ‘How are you? ’ (silence) Me: ‘Is it normal that people don’t greet each other when they step in the elevator?&rsquo
Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0100
Word count: 114
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# Canada is home to more than a handful of amazing eco designers and last week I got the chance to see some of their work. In Ottawa, designers Bridget and Christina found it challenging to find suitable venues to sell their own handcrafted products
Sat, 20 Feb 2010 14:20:37 +0100
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( Blogs / Sandra )
# Attending trade shows throughout the year gives you some hints as to where we should be looking at when it comes to a more sensible fashion scene in the future. If I had to pick one personal highlight from the last edition of Texworld – hel
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 20:14:46 +0100
Word count: 94
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# Karl Weick already said it decades ago: organizations exist to keep people busy. Organizations have ‘borders’ which theoretically separates the entity from its environment and within these borders, members adhere to rules from above.
Sat, 13 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0100
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Written by:Annouk Post
( Blogs / Annouk )
# In 2003 I visited New York for the first time. Being overwhelmed by the magnificent energy of this city, I started a street research for hiphonest fashion. A handful of underground organic T-shirts labels and some re-vintage designers were what I
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:12:56 +0100
Word count: 53
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# The sun shines, the moon glows, the tides rise, the rain falls -and a new baby is welcomed to our spinning world. (Debra Frasier)
Sat, 06 Feb 2010 17:32:59 +0100
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Written by:Annouk Post
( Blogs / Annouk )
# Last weekend me and my friend Edwin Oudshoorn, visited the ‘Elle Style Award’ 2010. I have to admit that the pre-party was as exciting as the real sparkling event, because Edwin transformed me into a Russian Folklore princess with
Mon, 01 Feb 2010 20:07:28 +0100
Word count: 83
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# Aesthetics are the essence of each brand in our eco fashion world. They embody an entrepreneur’s unique artistic identity and are mirrored in the artefacts she creates. For me, this was always the scariest part of presenting my work in fash
Mon, 01 Feb 2010 13:24:08 +0100
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Written by:Annouk Post
( Blogs / Annouk )
# Two weeks ago, Strawberry Earth organized a unique event in Design Hotel V in Amsterdam: the Strawberry Earth Hotel Crash. I was happy to have the opportunity to have a quick peek in the themed rooms, decorated by artists, brands and sponsors. T
Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:52:19 +0100
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Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# A bare space with plastic tables and chairs. Large windows overlooking the parking lot. Elderly people bent over their burgers. A menu that doesn’t wet my appetite at all. But I promised M.A. we would try it. To have lunch at Wendy’s.
Sat, 23 Jan 2010 13:11:12 +0100
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Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# 'We had veggies, potato and Valess tonight, so we're really on the bio track now', my brother said the other day. Big question marks???? This to me sounded like the most ordinary Dutch dish you can imagine, not specifically eco at all. It was on
Sat, 16 Jan 2010 15:58:26 +0100
Word count: 60
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# I can't believe myself, but I just did it. I bought pyjamas. The one thing I had never thought I would buy. But I did it. They're lying on the table grinning at me. Like if they say 'Got-ya!' Pyjamas are dull, not flattering, baggy, often h
Sat, 09 Jan 2010 03:40:35 +0100
Word count: 98
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# What do you do when you want to discover the one country that remains a blank spot on the world map? A country we only hear about when it comes to missile launches and captured journalists rescued by Bill Clinton? What happens when you realize th
Sun, 03 Jan 2010 10:05:40 +0100
Word count: 83
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# 'Viva la Boheme' is the slogan of ecofashion store iki-M that I visited just before Christmas. And that is definitely how I felt the whole week, travelling through winter wonder Germany and Austria. While the snow covered Alpine landscape entice
Sat, 26 Dec 2009 07:06:04 +0100
Word count: 107
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# If ethical fashion is 'in fashion', then what happens when it's 'out of fashion'? Thorstein Veblen saw (1899) saw fashion as the way to promote conspicuous consumption and contrasted it to valuable productivity. Looking at the amount of emails I
Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:03:15 +0100
Word count: 59
 
( Blogs / Sandra )
#It is certainly not usual to see a government's head of innovation on duty at a fashion event. ECOALF, the new eco-brand under the umbrella of the Spanish company Fun&Basics made it possible last week at its coming-out party downtown Madrid.
Sun, 06 Dec 2009 09:25:22 +0100
Word count: 101
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# Last week the Swiss people voted to ban the building of minarets which caused a huge uprise. My friends´response was to combine their Balkan party with some pro-Islam elements. The pre-party movie screening featured a film on the Balkan wa
Sun, 06 Dec 2009 07:31:50 +0100
Word count: 68
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# Urbany, maturalism, (f)luxury, profile myning and embedded generosity: terminology that denotes some of the major trends for 2010. Whether you're an enthused entrepreneur, a rhapsodical researcher or a curious con/transumer (or maybe all three?)
Sun, 29 Nov 2009 03:14:02 +0100
Word count: 43
 
Written by:
( Blogs / Kim )
# It’s raining. Again. Funny how rain always makes things look ugly. It makes buildings grey and gruesome. It makes people frown and act grumpy. Only nature looks good when it’s raining: drops are little diamants on leaves that appear
Mon, 16 Nov 2009 14:18:10 +0100
Word count: 228
 
( Blogs / Sandra )
# This is how your next season organic cotton garments look like right now. Click the "Read more" link to see more pictures.
Sat, 07 Nov 2009 09:51:28 +0100
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