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

 

 

 

Let there be light

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We are very happy to promote a VISA campaign that we were recently a part of. The commercial was great in all aspects, yet we were both particulary delighted with the cooperation with WakaWakaLight.

For every credit card acquired there is a free WAKA WAKA Power bank included, but not only that. Another WAKA WAKA is gifted to someone in need of light. There mission statement “Share the Sun¨Solar paneled flashlight and powerbank gives up to 34 hours of light.

WORLD IMPACT by WAKA WAKA so far

WORLDWIDE IMPACT

Living without electricity is a sad reality that affects millions of people around the world; Once the sun goes down, there are families who are forced to live, eat, study and work in darkness.

WakaWaka has provided sustainable energy solutions to over 1.2 million people living in off-grid areas worldwide up to date, and numbers keep growing.

When we shoot the commercial we had to laugh so hard, because we had just lived a parallel experience in Baja california. We were there during the petrol strikes and we actually had to buy petrol from a man with a bucket and a plastic tube to make it back to California.

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The commercial was shot in Almeria, Spain. We had a lot of fun shooting it, the girl that played our daughter, Ellie, was an absolute gem.

All in all it was a really fun experience partnered with an awesome social cause….. keep making a difference.

Let there be light!

We no longer need electricity to charge our phones 🙂

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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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How I came to running my own pirate ship

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I had decided in 2009 that I had enough of LA and wanted to go on a trip around the world- so I packed up my bags and put everything in storage. I left the day of my 32 birthday- my sister was coming to meet me in Indonesia. Upon arrival I wanted to take a dive trip- we discussed back and forth about it- as it was not cheap and would put us on the ocean for a week of our trip. We decided last minute that we would look at the ship we would be on and decide from there.

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“ If there is something red in the room we are staying” I said to my sister as I was sitting atop a small transport boat heading from Gili Trawangan, Indonesia to Lombok. I had no idea why I had said it.  She looked at me dubiously, but nodded her head in agreement. We were brought into our cabin, and there it was “The red fan” gazing at us. A big plastic red fan pointing directly in our faces, in all but 4 square inches of a room. I poked my head into the other rooms, thinking they would all have a big red fans in them. Happened to not be the case. So I laughed whole-heartedly and shrugged my shoulders and dropped my 16-kilo rucksack on the hardwood floor. It was so expensive, this trip…. I was paying for us both but it just seemed so perfect at the time. Next thing you know we are sailing out to the Komodo islands, on a dive adventure live aboard. Not your ordinary live-aboard but a beautiful majestic pirate ship.  Jess, my sister, was definitely nervous as the last time she dove was when she was 13- she ended up LOVING it!

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Wow the ocean took me in its arms and did not let me go. Freedom roared through my hair along with the cool oceans breeze. I wrote poetry, dove everyday, sat atop a mast for hours on end dissolving into the horizon.  I had fallen in love. In love with Jaya, a boat that courted me into it’s wild romance. Swooped me up off my feet, making me feel like I could touch the stars. I just kept yelling out to the universe “How do I do this!!!!” holding on to the side ropes leaning off of the side of the ship, allowing the wind to caress me with its wisdom. Within all the mesmerising experiences it was the beauty of synchronicity that danced it’s way through our story.

We were having some technical generator issues, which was slowing us down tremendously as we were unable to fill our tanks in order to dive again. So slowly the days started blending into one another at what was meant to be a 7 day adventure turned into a way of life, of ocean, sailing, living, loving, writing, singing, every moment was worth its weight in gold. “How do I do this???” taunting me as a mantra. I really had no idea how constrained I had been feeling. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was home. The dolphins joined us in the morning and the sunset never failed to shower us with ember kisses.

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A little under water poker was quite exhilarating after finding a deck of cards in the ocean!

The thought of being disconnected from the world, out in nothingness but feeling completely at ease. It was in the mere thought of having this…. Living it…. Continuing it… How was this going to end, and would I have ever been the same?  It was fate that intervened and decided that this was a healing energy I needed…. when we broke down at sea- the other paying clients- some from Germany, France, and England- started because very stressed in the situation- I decided to take it upon myself to keep every one calm and focus on the positive.

When we arrived safely back to land the owner of the boat thanked me for my efforts and asked me how much I loved being out at sea- I told him it had been one of the best experiences of my life. He thanked me again and said if we wanted to head for Thailand he had a ship docked there that we could use at our own convenience. My sister and I just stared at each other in complete awe- not sure whether to believe him or not. We decided to fly to Thailand and in case the offer was non existent- we would continue our travels there. It turned out that we were received by a captain and a cook who took us to our new home “the pirate ship”- “where do you want to go?” They asked – we just pointed out to sea- having no idea where we actually were. Our first docking point was Railey Island- a rock climbers heaven- that night we went to the local bars and met some tourists and told our story as to how we ended up living on the most beautiful ship in the bay- they were so exstatic about our story and asked if they could join us on the boat- next thing you know we were hosting over night trips for tourists from all around the world. They all exclaimed this was the best thing that could happen to them- I may still be living on that boat- but I ended up having an accident that tore my hamstring in half. I returned to europe in a wheelchair and while being at my mothers waiting to heal the call came in for a casting in a Liam Neeson movie that shot in Berlin- I got the job and somehow landed back on set shooting the film “Unknown”!

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