Bamboo fabrics – what’s it all about?

bambus baumwolle

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Hi guys,

today I‘m going to talk about one of my new favorite labels when it comes to sustainable fashion.

LNBF – located in beautiful Canada – is not only sustainable, but also producing fair (no sweatshops) and with high quality materials. Bamboo cotton & viscose are being two of them – and since all three tops I received by LNBF are made out of bamboo and I‘m absolutely in love with them – I‘m going to dig a little deeper. What are bamboo cotton & viscose and how sustainable are they for our planet?

Bamboo is not only Panda‘s favorite 🐼 it is also a highly renewable resource. The plant is yielding 10 times faster than conventional cotton and grows happily without any pesticides plus isn’t very thirsty which means it doesn’t need a lot of water. Thanks to the fast growth of it you also need less land to produce large amounts of it!

Since the fabrics are produced in China – one of the worlds biggest bamboo suppliers – the supply chain is being held very shortly which reduces the CO2 impact on our planet as well – they call it closed-loop production! But don‘t worry – only because it‘s produced in China that doesn‘t mean it‘s fast fashion: All clothes by LNBF are sweatshop free and fairly made! ☺️

Now my favorite part: I love high quality clothing and used to love silk a lot – but I gave up buying it when I became vegan. However – bamboo viscose is so soft – I immediately forgot about silk. Also the bamboo cotton shirts are so lightweight and I love feeling them on my skin since I know the I certified organic and chemical free! (Plus: They keep you sweatfree during summer because they are breathable 😎😎)

Hope Tank in Saffron
with a great back detail
and super soft feels

All advantages of bamboo materials summed up:

  • bamboo is a highly sustainable resource which uses very little water and needs less land than cotton
  • the supply chain is held short since LNBF produces in China where the bamboo is growing
  • bamboo does not need pesticides and there are no chemicals used in the production process
  • certified organic
  • super soft, lightweight & breathable
Becca Relaxed Fit Tee
super easy to combine
& feeling fresh all day thanks to the breathable material

Did I make you curious? Why don‘t you try it then – use my code ELENA10 to get a 10% discount off your order! 😘

SHOP NOW 

xoxo Elena


Ihr Lieben,

heute möchte ich euch eins meiner neuen Lieblingslabel vorstellen, wenn es um nachhaltige Mode geht: LNBF aus Kanada!

Das Label produziert nicht nur nachhaltig, sondern auch fair (keine Sweatshops) und nur mit den besten Materialien.

2 davon sind Bambus-Baumwolle und Bambus-Viskose. Ich habe drei Tops von LNBF zugeschickt bekommen und liebe sie total – daher möchte ich euch die Materialen etwas genauer vorstellen:

Was sind Stoffe aus Bambus und inwiefern sind sie gut für unseren Planeten?

Bambus ist nicht nur das Leibgericht von Pandas 🐼, sondern auch eine unglaublich nachhaltige Ressource! Wusstet Ihr, dass Bambus 10 mal schneller wächst als herkömmliche Baumwolle? Außerdem fühlt sie sich auch ohne Pestizide wohl und benötigt nur sehr wenig Flüssigkeit. Das spart nicht nur Land, sondern auch Wasser!

LNBF produziert in China – das Land mit einigen der größten Bambus Anbauflächen. So kann die Produktionskette kurz gehalten werden, was zugleich auch einiges an CO2 spart. Wer jetzt denkt: Hilfe China! Keine Sorge – die Materialien und Kleider von LNBF werden fair hergestellt, die Näherinnen ordentlich bezahlt und es werden keine schädlichen Chemikalien in der Herstellung benutzt!

Nun zu meinem Lieblingsteil: Ich liebe hochwertige Stoffe – vor allem Seide trauerte ich lange nach, als ich vegan wurde. Doch die Viskose aus Bambus ist so weich und fühlt sich so gut an, dass ich Seide längst vergessen habe. Auch die Baumwolle aus Bambus ist super leicht, atmungsaktiv und weich! Dank ihr schwitzt man im Sommer auch nicht so sehr 😎!

Alle Vorteile von Stoffen aus Bambus:

  • Bambus ist eine besonders nachhaltige Ressource, die wenig Wasser und weniger Land als Baumwolle benötigt
  • Die Herstellungskette ist sehr kurz gehalten, da die Ware in China – dem Anbauland für Bambus – hergestellt wird
  • Bambus braucht keine Pestizide und bei der Herstellung werden keine Chemikalien benutzt
  • biologisch mit Zertifizierung
  • super weich, leicht und atmungsaktiv

Na, neugierig geworden? Dann testest das Material doch einfach mal selbst! Mit dem Code ELENA10 erhaltet ihr bei jeder Bestellung 10% Rabatt!

Jetzt shoppen! 

xoxo Elena

Vegane Entdeckungen in Barcelona

Vegan Barcelona

(ENGLISH VERSION BELOW)

Eine Stadt voller Überraschungen

Vor einigen Wochen fuhr ich mit meiner Familie nach Barcelona, um meinen Geburtstag zu feiern (ja, ich bin jetzt alt). Es war ein sehr spontaner Trip, daher konnte ich nur wenig vorbereiten. In der Regel recherchiere ich immer schon vorher, ob es in einer Stadt vegane & vegan-freundliche Restaurants gibt – lese HappyCow Empfehlungen, vegane Städteguides und durchsuche Instagram so viel es geht. Da ich dafür dieses Mal keine Zeit fand, hatte ich absolut keine Erwartungen während meiner Reise nach Barcelona gutes veganes Essen zu finden… doch ich lag falsch!

Hier sind ein paar vegane Restaurants und Cafés in Barcelona, die ich tatsächlich alle (bis auf das auf Social Media omni-präsente Flex & Kale) spontan fand – ganz ohne Google! 

Flax & Kale 

Der perfekte Frühstücks-Spot für Instagramnistas!

Wie bereits erwähnt: Flax & Kale findet man auf unzähligen Instagram Accounts, wenn es um gesundes Essen und Superfood geht. Daher kannte ich es bereits, bevor ich nach Barcelona fuhr. Ihr findet das Restaurant und Café sehr zentral, in der Nähe der Universitat de Barcelona, gelegen – genauer gesagt im Carrer dels Tallers 74b. Ein altes, wunderschönes Gebäude bietet Euch zwei Stockwerke voller Interiortrends. Backsteinwände, schöne Holztische und große Fenster sorgen für eine hippe und dennoch gemütliche Atmosphäre. Die offene Küche ermöglicht Neugierigen, direkt bei der Zubereitung des Essens zuzuschauen. 

Wir gingen zwei Mal zum Frühstück zu Flax & Kale und was uns direkt auffiel: Der Service war 1 A. Super freundlich und vor allem schnell!!! Es dauerte keine 10 Minuten nach der Bestellung bis wir schon unser wunderschön dekoriertes Frühstück vor uns stehen hatten. 

Und das haben wir bestellt: 

  • Natürlich: Kaffee. Hier werden Euch unterschiedliche Milchsorten angeboten, zum Beispiel Hafer- oder Sojamilch, aus welchen die Baristas eine großartige Crema für Euren Latte macchiato zaubern. 
  • Eine Açaí bowl: Aus gefrorenen Früchten, mit noch mehr fruchtiger Dekoration und knackigem Granola. 
  • Veganer Käse-Schinken-Bagel: Nicht jedermanns Sache, aber ich fand es eine tolle Idee und mir hat er geschmeckt. (Meinem Dad eher weniger :D)
  • Avocado Toast: Der Klassiker – super frisch und lecker!
  • Coconut Yoghurt mit frischen Früchten: Für alle Kokosnuss-Liebhaber
  • Neben dem leckeren Essen erhaltet Ihr dort auch eine riesige Auswahl an Smoothies und Säften – der perfekte Ort also, wenn man einen Kater hat oder einfach nur ein bisschen Extra Vitamin C braucht.

veganer Kaffee Barcelona
Soya Latte im Flax & Kale (Soy latte)


Acai Bowl Barcelona
Açaí bowl im Flax & Kale


Veganer Bacon & Cheese Bagel
Veganer Käse Schinken Bagel (Vegan ham & cheese bagel)


Avocado Toast Barcelona
Avocado Toast im Flax & Kale


Flax & Kale veganes Frühstück in Barcelona
Coconut Yoghurt im Flax & Kale

Und schaut Euch dieses Interieur an! 

Interior Barcelona
Interieur im Flax & Kale


Tipp: Das Restaurant hat mehrere Spots in der Stadt und bietet auch Lunch und Dinner an – das werde ich beim nächsten Barcelona auf jeden Fall auch testen! 

Die Speisekarte findet Ihr hier: http://teresacarles.com/fk/menus-fk_eng.html

Adresse: Carrer dels Tallers 74b, 08001 Barcelona


Demasié

Vegane Nutella Bomb die Erste

Meine Schwester und ich stolperten durch Zufall an einem kleinen Laden vorbei, der Geruch nach Zimt sowie der riesige Hinweis im Fenster, dass Veganer willkommen sind, ließ uns direkt innehalten. Das Schaufenster mit den leckersten Zimtschnecken und anderem Gebäck überzeugte uns schlussendlich und wir traten ein. 

vegan cafe barcelona
Demasié in Barcelona

Demasié liegt zwischen der Kathedrale von Barcelona und dem Parc de la Ciutadella. Sehr klein, aber dennoch mit der Möglichkeit sich zu setzen, bietet der Bäcker eine unglaublich umfangreiche Auswahl an unterschiedlichen Gebäckarten. Wir konnten einen Platz ergattern, bestellten einen Latte macchiato mit Mandelmilch (es gab meines Wissens auch andere Pflanzenmilcharten) und die verlockend aussehende Vegan nutella bomb. Es war nicht zu viel versprochen – es war wirklich eine Bombe! Superlecker, fluffig aber zugleich auch recht mächtig. Auf jeden Fall die perfekte Stärkung während einem Citytrip durch Barcelona – beispielsweise zum Strand und Hafen, der nur wenige hundert Meter davon entfernt liegt. Neben der Nutella-Bombe gab es dort auch vegane Nussschnecken, Cookies und Cupcakes. Wer kann bei diesem Schaufenster widerstehen?

Demasié in Barcelona


Vegan Coffee Break Barcelona
Vegane Nutella Bomb & Dulche de Leche Swirl im Demasié

Hier ein kleiner Überblick: https://demasie.es/#overview

Adresse: Carrer de la Princesa, 28, 08003 Barcelona 


LEKA

Einfach lecker! 

Unser Apartment, das wir für uns 5 angemietet hatten, liegt in dem etwas moderneren Stadtteil El Poblenou. Hier finden sich sehr viele Hotels und Industriegebäude wieder – und ein kleines, aber unglaublich feines Restaurant: LEKA. Das Restaurant fanden wir ebenfalls durch Zufall, da es direkt um die Ecke unseres Apartments lag. 

Im LEKA wird Nachhaltigkeit genauso groß geschrieben, wie die Liebe zum Design im Interior des Restaurants. So war schnell klar, dass Veganer hier eine große Auswahl an leckerem Essen haben. Das Beste? Hier gibt es nicht nur Trend-Gerichte wie eine Asia-Bowl, sondern auch Klassiker der spanischen Küche – neu erfunden. Neben vielen tollen veganen Speisen, finden dort auch Omnivore etwas – jedoch mit dem Aufruf der Staff, das Stück Fleisch oder den Fisch wertzuschätzen und nicht zu oft zu konsumieren. 

Es liegt zwar für die meisten Touristen etwas außerhalb, aber dennoch absolut empfehlenswert und richtig leka!!!

vegan restaurant barcelona
Bällchen aus pürierter Yucca-Knolle mit Avocadocreme (Fried yucca balls with avocado cream)


Vegan Ceviche
Veganes Ceviche (Vegan Ceviche)

Hier geht’s zum Restaurant: http://www.restauranteleka.com/honest-food

Adresse: Carrer Badajoz 65, 08005 Barcelona


chök

Vegane Nutella Bomb die Zweite 

Bei Nicht-Veganern ist das barcelonesische chök besonders für ihre Donuts, Krapfen und Cronuts bekannt. Durch Zufall kamen mein Bruder und ich im Erdgeschoss des Kaufhauses El Corte Ingles am Stand der Bäckerei-Kette vorbei. Ich hatte vom vielen Laufen richtig Hunger (wie immer) und sah nur das Wort vegan auf einem der Schildchen. Und da war sie: Nutella Bombe Nummer 2, die weniger wie ein Krapfen, sondern mehr wie ein Donut aussah. Eine Nachmittags-Aktion bot uns gratis zur Bombe auch noch einen Kaffee mit Soyamilch an – den wir natürlich gerne annahmen. Und fertig war er: Der perfekte Nachmittags-Snack. Wir setzten uns am Placa Catalunya in die Sonne und ich öffnete die hippe Box mit der süßen Leckerei darin. Unter gefühlt einem Kilo Puderzucker war sie, die zweite vegane Nutella Bomb. Mit mehr Füllung, darum aber umso komplizierter sie damenhaft zu essen, überzeugte mich diese Variante genauso wie die erste. Der perfekte Spot, um auch nicht-Veganer zum Schlemmen zu verführen!

chök Barcelona
chök Barcelona


chök Barcelona
Vegan Nutella Bomb im chök

Die chök Website mit allen Verkaufsorten: http://www.chokbarcelona.com

Adresse: El Corte Inglés Plaça de Catalunya, 14, 08002, Barcelona


La Dolça Herminia 

edel, klassisch und preiswert 

Mein Geburtstagsdinner sollte etwas schicker werden – erneut fanden wir durch Zufall beim Schlendern durch die Stadtmitte, in einer der vielen Gassen links und rechts der Haupteinkaufsstraße, das Restaurant La Dolça Herminia. Wir sahen zunächst nur das edle Interieur und dachten, dass wir hier wahrscheinlich etwas tiefer in die Tasche greifen müssten insofern es überhaupt etwas Veganes zu essen gab. Doch beides stellte sich als falsch gedacht heraus: Das Omni-Restaurant bietet eine gute Auswahl an veganen Vor-, Haupt- und Nachspeisen und ist trotz der edlen Aufmachung, der unglaublich stylish-drapierten Gerichte und der eleganten Atmosphäre wirklich preiswert. Die Küche ist ein Mix an spanischen und koreanischen Gerichten, absolut spannend! 

Nebst Wein, Wasser und Espresso gab es Folgendes: 

  • Frittierte Auberginen und Nachos mit Salsa als Vorspeise
  • Gnocchi an veganer koreanischer Bolognese-Soße
  • Veganes Mandarinen-Sorbeit – unglaublich frisch und lecker

vegan restaurant barcelona
Vorspeise (Starters)


vegan food barcelona
Hauptgang (Main course)


Vegan food Barcelona
Dessert

Zur Website: http://www.grupandilana.com/es/restaurantes/la-dolca-herminia

Adresse: C/Magdalenas, 27 Barcelona


Ich könnte noch über so viel mehr vegane Entdeckungen in Barcelona schreiben – denn hier findet Ihr als Veganer wirklich an jeder Ecke etwas. Selbst in den kleinen Bistros wird Soya-Milch angeboten, sodass Ihr überall einen leckeren Caffe genießen könnt. Neben veganem Essen bietet die Stadt auch eine tolle Auswahl an Läden mit fairer Mode und Krimskrams. Wirklich eine empfehlenswerte Stadt und der perfekte Ort, um sich auch als Veganer einfach mal treiben zu lassen – ganz ohne Google und Instagram! Und natürlich ist Barcelona auch einfach wunderschön. ♥

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Vegan food finds in Barcelona 

A city full of suprises 

I went to Barcelona a few weeks ago to celebrate my birthday (yup, definitely old now). It was a very spontaneous trip and I didn’t have much time to prepare for it. I usually do a lot of research before visiting a city for the first time. I look into the Happy Cow recommendations, read vegan Barcelona guides and scan Instagram. Since this wasn’t the case for this trip, I had the lowest expectations on finding good vegan food… boy, was I wrong! 

Here are some vegan restaurants and cafés in Barcelona, which I all (with the excpetion of the omni-present Flax & Kale, which I knew from various Instagram accounts) found spontaneously! 

Flax & Kale

The perfect breakfast spot for instagramnistas! 

As stated before, I knew about Flax & Kale before coming to Barcelona. It is located near the university of Barcelona, very central at Carrer dels Tallers 74b. Located in a beautful building, the quite big café and restaurant is very bright with a modern look. Brick walls, nice wooden tables and huge windows create a cool but yet comfy atmosphere. I went there twice for breakfast and the first thing we realized: The service is impeccable. Very friendly and soooo fast. We ordered our soy latte and breakfast wishes and not even 10 minutes passed until the sat before us on the table. Have a look into our favorite breakfast dishes: 

  • Of course: Coffee. They offer various milk options, like soy, almond or oat and make a kick ass crema! 
  • Açaí bowl: Super yummie, made out of frozen fruits with a great fruity topping.
  • A vegan bacon&ham bagel. Not for everyone, but I liked it a lot! 
  • Avocado toast with radish. Looked almost too good to eat. 
  • Coconut yoghurt with fresh fruits. For all the coconut lovers! 
  • Aside from yummie food, they also offer a big variety of juices and smoothies – perfect place to cure hangovers and get your daily vitamin input. 

See the full menu here: http://teresacarles.com/fk/menus-fk_eng.html

Adress: Carrer dels Tallers 74b, 08001 Barcelona.


Demasié

vegan nutella bomb part 1

We stumbled into this place by chance, driven by the incredible smell of cinnamon and by the big hint in their window, that vegans are welcome. Who can’t stop when he sees this? 

Demasié is located between the Cathedral and the Parc de la Ciutadella. It is tiny, most people come in there to buy yummie cinammon rolls, cookies or cupcakes to take away. However, we managed to grap a seat and got some oatmilk latte and a vegan nutella bomb for me. Powdery sugar on top, fluffy dough and vegan nutella in the middle.

Overview: https://demasie.es/#overview

Adress: Carrer de la Princesa, 28, 08003 Barcelona 


LEKA

simply yummie

Our apartment was located in the rather modern area El Poblenou. In between hotels and industrial buildings we found the small, but super stylish restaurant LEKA – just around the corner of the place we were staying at. 

LEKA focuses on sustainabilty – for their food as well as interior. We figured immediately, that vegans would find various food options here. Best thing? They not only offer trend dishes like Asian bowls, but also traditional Spanish classics cooked vegan. Omnivores will also find meat and fish there, but the staff enhances that they should honor their food and eat meat or fish as little as possible. 

Located a bit outside the centre of Barcelona, but highly recommended! 

  • Fried Yucca-balls with crema di Avocado
  • Vegan Ceviche 

To the restaurant website: http://www.restauranteleka.com/honest-food

Adress: Carrer Badajoz 65, 08005 Barcelona


chök

the second vegan nutella bomb

The Barcelonese pastry chain chök is know for its donuts and cronuts. My brother and I went into the food court of the big convenience store El Corte Ingles and stumbled upon the stand by the bakery. I was super hungry (as always) and spotted the second vegan nutella bomb – rather shaped like a donut. A special offer included a free soy latte to our bomb, which we happily accepted. We sat outside in the sun at Placa Catalunya and enjoyed the hip pastry. 

Below almost a pound of powdered sugar, we found the bomb which had a little bit more filling than the first one but also was harder to be eaten in a ladylike manner. Nevertheless, as yummie as the first one! 

chök has various selling places and is the perfect spot for vegan and non-vegan sweetteeth. 

chök website: http://www.chokbarcelona.com

Adress: El Corte Inglés Plaça de Catalunya, 14, 08002, Barcelona


La Dolça Herminia

fancy, classic and yet affordable 

We wanted to treat ourselves for my birthday and stumbled upon this place while flaneering through the tiny streets aside the main shopping street in the centre of Barcelona. Its fancy interior made us think that this was probably a pricy place which offers nothing for vegans – but we were wrong. The super interesting Korean and Spanish cuisine of the restaurant was served beautifully and the interior looked amazing – yet, it was super affordable! 

Aside of a bottle of vegan wine, water and coffee, I ate: 

  • Fried eggplants and nachos with salsa sauce 
  • Gnocchi with a vegan Korean bolognese
  • Vegan tangerine sorbet – so fresh and yummie 

To their website: http://www.grupandilana.com/es/restaurantes/la-dolca-herminia

Adress: C/Magdalenas, 27 Barcelona


I could write so much more about all the vegan finds in Barcelona, you’ll find vegan options around every corner. Even little bistros offer soy milk lattes! Aside the many vegan food finds, there are also a lot of stores which offer fair fashion and other things. I can highly recommend this city – the perfect place to just go with the flow as a vegan, without Google and Instagram. And Barcelona is simply pretty. ♥

How to leave a smaller footprint (and a discount code for Doli Bottles at the end)

Hi guys!

As promised, here‘s my little blogpost on how we can help to keep our planet a little bit cleaner.

Reason for it was the World Environment Day on June 5th – a date which should be marked really big in our calendars, but not only there but in our brain itself.

Let’s keep our planet as pretty as it is! We want (need!) beautiful oceans, nature and natural air to breathe!

I‘m not going to talk about science here: we all know that our planet is suffering, climate change is happening and that plastic is currently killing our oceans and the animals which live in them.

So what can we do to stop this madness?

 

I never considered myself to be an environmentalist. Sometimes life just happens and you can’t help to buy a coffee to go cup or the veggies covered in plastic. And I love really long baths as well ?

 

But here are a few things I do to make my impact on the world as little as possible:

1. I went vegan. Did you know that animal farming is one of the biggest industries that kill our planet?

2. I recycle. Event though our house management does not offer recycling options (why???) I sort everything and carry it to containers a few streets away.

3. I try to buy second hand or sustainable fashion. The fashion industry is currently the biggest producer of microplastics… I love fashion but I try to buy all the clothes of big chains second hand (Kleiderkreisel, Ebay, vintage stores) or focus on sustainable labels which I already have or will introduce on my blog!

4. I try to always think of a second tote bag which I can easily put in my every day bag. This way I don‘t need extra bags when I shop groceries or other things.

5. I never use plastic bags when buying veggies. You have to wash them later anyhow, so why put them in an extra bag?

6. I always switch off all the lights I don‘t need in my house and even when I‘m at the office.

7. I don’t have a car. I walk to work (luxury I know) and use public transportation when I need it! In cases of when I need a car (which happen not very often) I use the car sharing program DriveNow.

8. I try (!!!) to bring my reusable coffee mug with me more often. As I said before: I‘m only human and when I‘m heading to the airport or the train station in desperate need of coffee I often don‘t have the time to sit down for it and use a coffee to go cup. But I will try to be better and bring a reusable cup with me more often. (I never use coffee to go cups in my everyday life or when I have the time to sit down fyi)

9. I don‘t use cosmetics with microplastics in them. Not only do these microplastics hurt animals in the ocean, they also aren‘t good for your skin. Try to find natural cosmetics which are free of any microplastics or toxics – for our planet and your body!

10. Last but not least: I recently started to carry my reusable water bottle around with me so I don‘t have to buy plastic ones all the time. I am so lucky that I got sponsored my Doli Bottles*ad* – the bottle is not only free of any toxics, made sustainably and helps our environment – it‘s also super pretty!

 

 

 

DISCOUNT CODE!!!

If you like to buy your own Doli Bottle (which can contain hot and cold beverages) – get it cheaper by using my discount code ELENA10 – you‘ll get 10% off your purchase ??

 

I hope you guys liked my tipps on becoming more responsible and helpful to our environment: Always remember – THERE IS NO PLANET B!

Xoxo Elena

Vegan nail polish by Kia-Charlotta (& discount code)

The Munich based label Kia-Charlotta produces vegan nail polish which is not only crueltyfree but also comes in the prettiest, trendy colors. Another huge plus: They are free from 14 toxic ingredients which are:

1. Phtalates (incl. Dibutylphthalate (DBP), Diethylhexyl Phthalate (DEHP))

2. Toluene (also Methylbenzene)

3. Xylene

4. Camphor

5. Formaldehyde

6. Formaldehyde Resin

7. Ethyltosylamide

8. Triphenylphostphate

9. Colophoneum

10. Organic Halides (AOX)

11. Parabens

12. Silicone

13. Fragrances

14. Animal Derived Ingredients

The color range is fresh, trendy and offers so many choices. I decided to go with „Ambition“ and „Receive“ – one summer-y and one classy look. I also got the base and top coat. The base coat helps to protect your nails and also enhances the color you’re applying after. The top coat gives your manicure a shiny finish and seals everything.

The coral pink, summer vibe spreading color Ambition:

Ambition by Kia-Charlotta

A more elegant, sophisticated look with Receive:

Receive by Kia-Charlotta

Sometimes nail polish can be very annoying to apply – but the Kia-Charlotta ones are easy going, the colors look fabulous and the top coat seals everything. They are some of the longest lasting nail polishes I’ve ever used – I really mean it. I also applied them on my toes and the color lasted longer than a week even though I was walking around a lot and wore closed shoes every day.

Another positive aspect to report about Kia-Charlotta is the size of the bottles. Since most of us only use a small amount of the nail polish in the bottle and let the rest of it dry out, Kia-Charlotta decided to simply minimize the bottles to the amount we actually use! It’s not only budget friendly, but also helps to keep our resources and environment safe.

Animal friendly AND sustainable! That’s what I love the most ❤ (and my cat loves it, too)

 

Did I make you curious?

Check out the whole color range of Kia-Charlotta and get 15 % off your order by using my discount code „thevegancloset15″ – they ship worldwide ♥

Kia by Kia-Charlotta

Want to know more? Get to know Kia and her motivation about founding her brand in this video!

 

 

On my way to sustainability… with LNBF Footprints

When I started my blog the only thing I focused on was vegan fashion. But I realised very soon, that being vegan means more than simply rejecting animal products. It means to think about our planet and human rights as well. So right now I am trying to not only own a vegan closet, but also a sustainable one.

A Canadian label wrote me if I wanted to start a cooperation with them – right on time! Because most sustainable labels still have the image of being „alternative“ and „hippie-like“ I was looking for cool, trendy and elegant clothes which are sustainable as well. LNBF fits right into this description.

LNBF is a label from Canada which uses sustainable, high quality materials and transforms them into beautiful basic pieces.

„We strive to develop quality garments that are ethically-produced, organic as much as possible, and long-lasting. We know too well of overstuffed closets and last year’s unworn sale items. That is why we seek to make staples that last for years to come.“

With their idea, they meet so many problems of our society. Too many fast fashion items, too much waste, too often bad quality products – and no one thinks about the people, nature and animals who suffer for these clothes. Luckily, there’s change about to come. And what a great one!

I simply love the pieces LNBF sent me. Most of them are made of viscose bamboo, a fabric consisting of bamboo fibres. It’s not only sustainable and organic but also soooo soft. You can literally feel the quality! I received the SABRINA tunic and skirt, the JESSA t-shirt dress and a white basic tee called GRACIE. To watch the unpacking story check out the highlights on my instagram feed.

All of the clothes look amazing and they are so easy to combine. Always make sure to buy clothing which matches most of your closet aside from some special pieces!

Curious about how I styled the clothes? There you go 🙂

THE GRACIE TEE

styled with a jeans skirt (Zara), second hand blazer and ankle boots (Topshop).

THE JESSA DRESS

styled with old boots (Bershka), a second hand jeans jacket and my beloved V by Valentino bag.

SABRINA TUNIC AND SKIRTstyled with platform sneakers (Superga)

It is such a pleasure to cooperate with this great label and to enhance the sustainable, vegan fashion movement while having so much fun! Thank you LNBF!!!!

How do you guys like this label and the looks I created? Let me know!!!

Interview with Attitude Organic

A few weeks ago Marine by Attitude Organic asked me if I wanted to do an interview about vegan, sustainable fashion. Her online store and blog focuses on eco-fashion, healthy food and living, natural and organic beauty products and yoga.

Attitude organic is the solution for all the trendy and busy women who wish to be healthier and greener.

I agreed immediately since an interview and feature on their website is a great way to spread the crueltyfree message.

You can read the full interview with all my thoughts on vegan fashion RIGHT HERE.

Of course some outfit pictures were made as well ? I chose to wear a t-shirt by the sustainable label Armed Angels which is based in my city of residence, Cologne.

The blazer was bought second hand, which is also a great way to buy clothes the sustainable way!

My jeans, which I own for several years already, are by H&M Conscious.

The shoes came all the way from the US and are made of vegan leather, by Free People.

My clutch is by one of my favorite vegan labels, Matt & Nat.

And the watch is by Hurtig Lane – a label of which I was made brand ambassador ✌️

Thank you so much Attitude Organic for letting me talk about vegan fashion! It was a pleasure working with you ?

#Vilda OOTD March – Featured

Happy Easter Monday you guys.

I just got the news that I got featured by Vilda Magazine today. They thought my look was one of the best vegan streetstyle looks in March 2018. Couldn’t be happier and more grateful about this feature.

I am wearing a crueltyfree sweatshirt by Hide Beyond as well as some faux-leather pants, a second hand biker jacket and some old faux-leather chelsea boots.

Thank you Vilda Magazine!!!!

Check out who also got featured HERE.

Let’s get this started

New homepage in a new look

Finally: I used the free time of these Easter holidays and got busy. The result? My new homepage.

From now on you can read all about my cooperations, favorite labels and fashion trends right here!

Stay tuned for many exciting things happening on this page. Can’t wait for your feedback <3