Monthly Telegraph

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March 27, 2016:

Like I wrote on Facebook, cheap and ethical fashion is not necessarily the answer even if H&M wants it to be. If we can't reduce our consumption and thirst for renewed wardrobes, the result will be the same, only that ethical (and cheap) clothing is going into the garbage.  

February 24, 2016:

ShareWear! That's the new thing in the sustainable fashion world :-)

Last month, TreeHugger wrote about Sweden taking another green initiative and launching the concept of ShareWear. Fashion designers in Sweden have created clothes specifically for this concept, including Filippa K, House of Dagmar and Whyred.

Basically you find the clothing you want to borrow on Instagram by searching for the hashtag #sharewear. Once you've found an item, you set up a meeting with the person who has shared that item. You get to wear it for one week, and then it's your time to share it forward on Instagram! :-)

February 22, 2016:

Do you enjoy reading the content here on Eco in the City? I want to understand my readers better, and that's why I've created a survey with 10 anonymous questions :-)

If you want to have an impact on the content, click on this link to take the survey.

December 8, 2015:

Stumbling upon a Norwegian article about recycling tea light candle containers today, I just had to share the content with you guys! :-)

The headline was: "Do you throw away empty tea light candle containers in the trash?" (Norwegian)

Norwegians buy as much as 200 million tea lights annually. I don't even want to think about how many tea lights are sold in much larger countries such as the United States, United Kingdom or France.

Wherever you live, you should have this in mind: empty tea light candle containers are made from aluminium, and can be recycled. Don't throw them in the trash! :-)

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in collaboration with IKEA has been spreading awareness about this through their campaign Tea Light Hunt. According to WWF, aluminium can be recycled over and over again.

If not the trash, in which bin should the aluminium go? Alongside glass and metal! :-)

December 7, 2015:

Last week the movie/documentary "Racing Extinction" was released on Discovery Channel.

As I posted on Facebook, the movie is a visual, beautiful movie that gives hope. Some say that Earth has lost half of its wildlife the last 40 years. It seems pretty clear that human activities are contributing heavily to the mass extinction of animal species.

Fortunately, there's hope even if it doesn't feel that way. 

There are people out there who are risking their lives, to save threatened species. So, what can we do? As the movie points out - it starts with only one thing that changes the way you live, eat, act, drive and work. One thing will lead to another.

Here's the official trailer:

Click here to read more about the movie. You can get it on DVD, iTunes or Amazon. I tried to order the movie, but I guess that they haven't expanded the offer yet to Europe.

October 22, 2015:

Here are some the events I want to share with you :-)

First of all, how to find a relevant event?
I use Facebook. A tip for finding interesting events is to "subscribe" to events of that particular page you've liked. Whenever they launch an event, you'll get notifications.

Another way of finding events is to click on "Events" in the right column of your Facebook homepage. Here you'll find "Events popular in your network". 

Here are some green events the upcoming months happening around in Europe and US:

- Berlin, Germany: Green Fashion Tours. (monthly)
- Farnham, UK: Saturday Nov 14th - Repair Café. 
- Epsom, UK: Monday to Tuesday Nov 9th-10th - Sustainable Innovation 2015.
- UK: Check out upcoming vegan events on this site.
- Copenhagen (Denmark) and Malmo (Sweden): Wednesday to Friday Nov 4-6, 2015 - EUROCITIES 2015 - Living Cities - Sustainable Growth and Quality of Life.
- New York, US: Wednesday Nov 4, 2015 - Adventure Film Festival
- New York, US: Wednesday Nov 18 - Symposium: Growing the urban farm.
- San Francisco, US: Friday to Sunday Nov 13-15 - Green Festival Expo 2015. (the same festival runs in Portland from Dec 11-13). 

For my Scandinavian readers:

Eventer inkludert kurs, debatter og seminarer i Oslo - november 2015: 

- Onsdag. 4. november: Redesign Cafe på Deichmanske Bibliotek
- Lørdag 7. november: Fashion Archives vol. 16 pa Kulturhuset (vintage shopping)
- Søndag 8. november: Loppemarked på Westerdals ved Mathallen - (second-hand og vintage shopping)
- Lørdag 21. november: Restaurant Day Oslo (amatørkokkenes dag)
- Torsdag 26. november: "Ny debatt. Lokal klimapolitikk." På Litteraturhuset.
- Søndag 29. november: RAW Julegodis og dessert kurs (uten gluten, egg, melk, raffinert sukker og soya)

October 19, 2015:

The Monthly Telegraph: October 2015 - Sustainable news and releases.
Keywords: Vegan bag collection, the ugly truth about the Chinese garlic, ranking of the greenest cities in the US, a greener conscience in the morning with KeepCup. 

June 28, 2015:

Today Her Indie Closet was renamed to Eco in the City, where the concept was been expanded to sustainable lifestyle in general, including organic and vegetarian food, eco-travel, urban farming and much more.

May 22, 2015:

It's only one week left before the release of the "True Cost" Movie - who pays the price for our clothing? The documentary takes you around the world, giving us access to the people and places behind our clothes.

Read more about the documentary here. It will be released next Friday on May 29th and can be pre-ordered at $9.99. 

May 21, 2015:

Her Indie Closet is expanding the blog and brand, and will be changing the name very soon. I will not only write about sustainable style and fashion, but sustainable LIFEstyle in general including vegetarian food, organic food, urban sustainability, eco make-up, green travel and much more.

I'm excited about this because expanding the brand will mean that I can write about and share tips and guides with you, regarding topics that is much more focused on everyday life. Sustainable style and fashion is only one piece of the cake. What about the rest of the cake? ;-)

I have some ideas on what the new name will be, but I haven't made the final decision ;-) 

April 17, 2015:

Fashion Revolution, sustainable collections at H&M and Gina Tricot, Business of Fashion and This Bag Saves Lives
The Monthly Telegraph: April 2015 - Sustainable news, campaigns and events.
Keywords: Fashion Revolution 2015, H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection, Gina Tricot Scandinavian It Girls collaboration and their sustainable clothing collection, special spring edition of Business of Fashion 'Seven Issues Facing Fashion Now' and sustainable item with a cause: 'This Bag Saves Lives'. Click to read more.

April 17, 2015:

Photo courtesy of Fairtrade International
The Fairtrade International has introduced a new certification, a new textile standard that focuses on the entire textile supply chain, also including the weavers and the dyers.

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