Food Haul

It’s time for free food again. My dumpster diving lifestyle is coming to an end as I’m moving from Denmark soon. I’m going to spend my summer in Budapest yey.  Although I’m really happy I can spend time with my family and friends, I’m just not sure how to feel about paying for food again. I’m so used to free food, that we always have some veggies and fruits (I’m on the way to become a vegetarian, but talk about this in the next post), so I just don’t feel right to spend shitload of money on food again. Definitely I’m going to try some abandoned bins there as well, and I’m going to share the results. But based on my pre-research results it’s not going to be easy. 

But until then, let’s enjoy the free food, and see how much we save with dumpster diving.

(Even I was shocked. I’ve never tried to calculate the prices before)

The prices are only estimations, but I feel that some cases I underestimated the worth.

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Values

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Fashion has a huge influence on people. We are affected by the trends, colors, prices, brands. We care about our looks, as well as other’s looks, our style expresses our mood or personality. Fashion is powerful. And I believe that we should use this power for something good.

As fashion is in the frontline of our lives, it could be an agent for change. Let’s show the world how to make smart choices, how to live a more sustainable life, how to reduce consumerist desires, with our fashion choices.

buy less or buy ethical

Both. In this order. Eventhoug I understand that ethical production crates only a fraction of harmful impact on society and environment than regular production, in my opinion it is important that it still creates harm. Do not misunderstand me: I SUPPORT ETHICALLY PRODUCED FASHION. I think that should be the norm. But when it comes to consumption, I think we should consume as less as possible whether if it is ethical or normal products.

I do not want to be a hypocrite, so I’m going to be honest: I realized the impact of excessive consumption not long ago, and I’m still in the phase of finding a balance between style and consumption. I’m working on my own ethical consumption guidelines. Hopefully I can share them with you soon.

Since I moved to Denmark (a year ago), I bought only few items:

Socks & panties (H&M)
A pair of amazing jeans short (second hand)
A plain black T-shirt (second hand)
Raincoat (Tiger)
Bra (H&M)
Black pants (H&M)
Nike (Hervis)
(+I bought some fabric for my bags in the second hand as well)

I’m not proud of shopping in fast fashion, but as I mentioned I’m still looking for alternatives, I’m trying to figure out how to avoid fast fashion stores completely. Damn they are so convenient.

And this is my mission: to show my progress to you, that it is possible, you can be stylish and yet sustainable at the same time.

jeans

bags

the bag story

It’s been a while since I decided to sew some awesome bags and sell them for a lucky few.
1 – 1,5 half year now. I bough the fabric but when I was home, I never had enough time, or energy, and frankly,  my machine is not for mass production.

During the last few weeks, the school was not a big challenge, so I decided to challenge myself. I started the project I’ve been planning for a long time: THE BAG PROJECT. When I was at home last time I took the fabric with me (to Denmark). So I had the fabric, I had the time, I had some basic sewing skills and I started sewing bags. Then I got better, and I started to try other styles. (They look pretty nice though)

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