Ethical Fashionweek in Berlin

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It was the first Ethical fashion Show held at Funkhaus Berlin. We had to take a sneak peak at all the wonderfully innovative up and coming sustainable designers. The location was amazing. Funkhaus really emanates the true spirit of Berlin and its sustainable trends.

The first day we arrived Green Showroom we were really excited to go to Safia Minney’s book presentation “Slave to Fashion” 💕 Safia’s book reinforces the truth of what is happening in the production chain of fashion. And we highly recommend it if you are interested in learning more about the ethical fashion industry.

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Safia is currently the director for Po-Zu and founder of Tree People. I was lucky enough to check out the new Star Wars collection.

Photo with Safia and Po-Zu

We decided to head to the Mercedes fashion Week on wooden bicycles by Coco-Mat.

See video on twitter

Philomena Zanetti and I have a fun story, we met because I was desperately waiting for the Postal service to deliver a dress for an event. The morning of the event nothing arrived. I was introduced to Julia and within a few hours I was all ready to go to my event. I loved wearing her on several occassions. Here I am talking to Barbara Meier who not only is a friend but is now also an Abassador for fair trade textiles in Germany. So I hope we will possibly collaborate on something fun together in the future.

 

 

We also came across two really fun companies Globe Hope and Mimmeko, Globe Hope makes bags from parachutes and other recycled materials. This bag is made from recycled sails. We so love that!

We also met Lanius I am wearing a Lanius top and Philomena Zanetti trousers in the left pic. Lanius has a reall great basic collection of responsible clothing.

 

 

I really loved the super stylish outfit I came across from Sanikai Clothing. I decided to wear it for the Ethical Fashion Show and was spotted by friends on instagram. Apparently even a few guests went down to visit the designer after the show which makes me very happy.

 

 

I am especially excited to have found an ethical jeans designer  Mud Jeans

 

 

Here I am in a comfy look by Mud Jeans and  the super cool Star Wars sneaker by Po-Zu.

Needless to stay we have found a lot of exciting brands and will be keeping our eye out for upcoming trendy sutainable fashion we can share with you.

Hope this was helpful to the sustainable shopper.

Love,

@ecocouple

 

 

 

Surfer Responsibilities 

You CAN make a difference…. 💕

We all love the ocean weather we surf, windsurf, kite, SUP or do any other water sports.
It would seem that all of us surfers would be aware of how our wetsuits and our boards are made. Unfortunately this is not the case. It sure isn’t sustainable nor good for our planet 😦

It is true that there are still very few options for wetsuits and surfboards that are made organically but we have the power to change that!

The way we do that is by supporting the companies that are trying to do things sustainably.

The good news is there are many great emerging companies that are ran in an ethical fashion.

I came across a wonderful store in Madrid that is doing just that.

http://www.surfnatur.com/en/

(we had a little fun with their stamp) 💕

Providing us with ecological options for the water, from Patagonia wetsuits to recycled leashes, fins and sunglasses.

I’m not going to lie…. I left with a new birthday suit…. I’ve always wanted a Patagonia wetsuit… you see some dreams do come 🙂

It has a great warranty and is made of yulex (natural rubber) but best of all this is Patagonia’s mission statement:

“Make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”💕

How can we not stand behind that!

Surf Natur also carries several brands of ecological surfboards. The company that caught my eye is Notox, delivering sustainable boards since 2006, handmade with greenOne technology.  We are excited to try it and will keep you posted as to how it fairs in the water 💦
A few other items that we really liked were the wooden watches and sunglasses made by Wewood.

This company has already planted 400,000 trees and plans on planting 600,000 more in the next 3 years. We love this.

And last but not least we love Surf Natur’s own 100% recycled cotton t-shirt line and their very original poncho that converts into a towel.

So what we propose next time you buy a new leash, some booties, a wetsuit, or anything you are investing in,  to go play in the water….. just see if maybe there is a more sustainable option out there and that way maybe you too can help make a difference.
I got to run….. there are waves out there….. hope to see you in the water.

Thank YOU 💕

Instagram @sannywithachanceof

Conscious Traveler- Destination Tarifa

The greatest thing about Tarifa is its wildnerness, it is surrounded by rolling hills and stretches of beaches beyond the eye can see. It is the idealic paradise for any wind related activity. Nature in raw form leaving you time and time again with your jaw slightly dropped as you stare out into the Mediterranean or Atlantic (depending what beach your on). 

As I have lived in LA for the last two decades (very spoiled) I seem to be on the constant search for organic and sustainable products while traveling. I believe it is absolutely imperative that we all stand together with where we spend our money.

In lieu of this I have found my favorite places to shop and be fashionable in the most amazing places in the world. This story starts in tarifa….

I came across a fabulous ultra chic and sexy sustainable line. I got to wear one of her fabulous outfits for the Cannes film festival this year. 

Her line is produced sustainably in Bali. 

http://www.mariamalo.com

She also has an organic bamboo yoga line that I absolutely love too.  

Maria lives and breathes what she and her company stand for. On instagram @mariamaloline

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Another brand that I had the pleasure of coming across is @emebeme

http://www.emebeme.com/en/

They produce everything in Portugal and are also organic and consciously aware of every step of their production process. 

My boyfriend and I had the opportunity to do a foto shoot with Marina, the founder and CEO of Emebeme.  Here are some of our favorites

…. you can also find us on Instagram @ecocouple 

This is the store front…. I’m wearing the super cute t-shirt jumpsuit 🙂 

If you drop into either of these stores while in Tarifa please say hello from me. 

Happy sustainable shopping xoxo

Health Tip: Infrared Sauna lose weight doing nothing

The ultimate detoxifier- did you know that you can burn up to 700 calories just by sitting and reading a book in an infra red sauna :-)?

My family owns a health retreat in Germany- “Sanatorium Winterstein”- I’ve been doing the infra red since I was about 10- I am so glad this information is becoming common knowledge- for an explicit explanation:

http://products.mercola.com/saunas/

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Health Tip: Beating Jet lag

I am back in LA, where replenishing my body after a flight is the thing I am most excited about. My trick for beating jet lag has been pretty successful for me so I thought I’d pass it along.
I try to stay hydrated, so drinking coconut water before and after flying is always amazing. But the key is I always take CELL FOOD drops on board with me or as of late my new favorite product ChlorOxygen. I basically feed by deoxygenated body oxygen as I travel across the skies. Here are two links to the products…..
http://www.naturalhealthyconcepts.com/cell-food-LH1-p-lumina-health.html?gclid=CJn5vuWIvboCFW1yQgodnkIAbQ

http://www.hbees.com/chloroxygen.html

Taking both you are good to go 🙂

Safe Travels xoxoxo

Health Tip: Coconuts electrolite content the same as human plasma

Did you know that during  war Coconuts were used as IV replacement? Coconuts have extreme health benefits- they are full with dietary fibers, enzymes, vitamin C, minerals and amino acids.

They are even more hydrating than water- taste delicious and can replace any energy drink on the market- I love the stuff and try and drink it as often as I can 🙂

About to come on the market is now the coconut ice lolly!!!!

My friend started this company and I can’t wait for you to try them!

Have a beautiful day.

http://www.okobay.com/

Health Tip: Himalayan Crystal Salt Benefits

To put it very simply there are two ways to get this amazing gift of nature into your life! It is the salt that carries all the minerals our body needs. Pretty Amazing!

You can replace cooking salt with it and you can make a brine with it by dissolving a larger salt rock into a small glass of water-the benefits are insane!

But as there are plenty of experts out there who have written books about it- here’s a link if you are interested.

http://www.himalayancrystalsalt.com

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