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

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.

Zara Spring Summer 2016

Ihr Lieben! 

Bald ist schon Frühlingsanfang und es wird Zeit den Kleiderschrank mit neuen Accessoires zu pimpen. Ich zeige euch heute die schönsten tierleidfreien Teile der neuen Kollektion von Zara ?  

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Hi guys! 

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to pimp your wardrobe a little. Here are the coolest crueltyfree fashion finds of the new Zara collection ? 

  

Espandrilles  

 

Satchel

  
Booties 

  
Comic bag 

  
Slipper 

  
Hairband 

  
Bag 

All on Zara.com 

Have fun shopping you favorites ?