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I know, I know. I haven’t posted as much fair, vegan & sustainable fashion-related content lately. Even though outfit posts are my vegan guide favourite type of blog posts and actually the reason why I started my blog, I just had so many other blog posts that I wanted to do and that were highly requested like my vegan guide or the 30 facts about me. But now to the outfit. It’s vegan, fair & sustainable as always.

Blazer by Ekyog (not available anymore but similar ones)
White t-shirt by Vatter €40
Jeans by Armed Angels €100
Shoes by Mireia Playa (not available anymore but similar ones)
Pink bag by Labante
Pink vegan silk scarf by JAN ‘N JUNE €35
Bracelets by Labante

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The bag is my current favourite. The blush pink colour brightens up my dark (mostly black) outfits and the pink vegan silk scarf fits perfectly with the bag. I love the chain strap detailing of the bag because I can adjust the length of the chain. The shoes are from last season and I like them a lot. They are very comfortable yet still give you a little height with that chunky heel. I feel like they look like shoes a designer like Prada would do but without the cruelty. They are vegan and ethically made.

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You probably know the jeans by now. Organic, vegan, sustainable and ethically made by Armed Angels. I know it is a little pricey. But it is my only pair of jeans (except some old American  Apparel ones that are way too big on me now) and I wear them SOOO often. It is hard to find a vegan and good-looking high waisted pair of jeans that are ethically made. I can recommend these ones.
The blazer is another favourite of mine. A new one though. I’ve been looking for an ethically made pantsuit for so long. Then I found the label Ekyog and was so happy to find this blazer. It is a tiny bit too big on me since (I think) I lost a little weight from working out more often (I don’t weigh myself) so I bought my regular size which turned out to be not my size anymore. But it still looks super cute and I’ve been wearing it so often since I got the blazer and matching pants.
I cannot say it enough. Do the planet, animals and people a favour and by yourself a fair & sustainable white t-shirt. This one is by Vatter and is made from GOTS certified organic cotton. You’ll wear it so often and feel good about your choice everytime you’ll wear it.


Vegan & fair winter look in Vienna + help animals through the winter this year!

Amalfi Twist Top by Essentials for Zula €29.16
Anthea Bralette by Essentials for Zula €26.40
Leggings by Yoiqi €39
Luxe Derbys in Black by Wills Vegan Shoes €90
Cap old
Coat old

The top & bra
I love wearing white in winter. It’s a nice change to all the black clothing and the dark and cold days. This top is soft and comfortable and reveals the gorgeous white bralette in the back. Essentials for Zula is an Austrian label that manufactures in Thailand.

The leggings
I’ve featured these Yoiqi leggings already in my vegan, fair & sustainable workout outfit post and they are so comfortable and soft! the add a nice grey colour to the blacks and whites and are perfect for those cozy Sundays and dog walking! They are made ethically manufactured in Egypt from organic Jersey-cotton with 5% elastic material.

Now to my announcement!

Sarah (@mssarahsam on Instagram, here is her blog) and I wanted to do a project together that helps animals for a while now and we finally came up with a great way! We contacted an animal sanctuary in Austria and asked if we can help them. The “Wiener Tierschutzverein Vösendorf” animal sanctuary, gave us an insight in their animal rescue shelter and we promised them to help them out with much-needed food donations. Sarah and I agreed on setting up an Amazon wishlist with all the food and other things the animals there desperately need and YOU can now purchase anything you want from that wishlist and it will go directly to the animals! We made sure there are different price ranges so you can decide how much you want to donate!

We’ve also visited the animal sanctuary which I’ve written about our visit and details on the animal sanctuary including lots of photos in another blog post!

So if you want to contribute to helping poor animals, here’s the link to the wishlist:



I know, I know. It’s been forever since I posted an outfit look on my blog. Even though outfit posts are my favourite type of posts here and are actually the reason why I started this blog, there were so many other blog posts I wanted to do first that were also highly requested like my vegan guide, the 30 facts about me and the fashion industry explained post.

After weeks and weeks of no new fair & vegan fashion posts, I’m back with lots of new looks starting with this badass outfit with that pop of colour for those cold winter months. Vegan, fair and sustainable fashion can look THAT good.

Navy blue blouse by HESSNATUR (€100)
Camel pencil skirt by R.E.V. (£120)
Vegan black bucket bag by TRAGWERT (€69)
Vegan stiletto boots by Love Sofie  (€180)
Vintage Chanel earrings
Golden bracelet by Labante (£55)
Rings by Diana Ho Design

The blouse

I like fashion that is comfortable yet elegant and this blouse gives me that look. It is flowy and gives you lots of room, by tucking into the skirt it creates a whole different style. Finding a vegan blouse can be a challenge so I was excited to find this vegan silk-look-a-like blouse that is ethically made in Portugal.

The skirt

I love the Rêve-en-vert online shop for finding stunning fair fashion labels. The shop has the most high-end pieces and a great selection of ethically made fashion which is why I loved finding out that they started their first in-house fashion line “R.E.V”. They use ethical and upcycled materials to create their own capsule collection. While a lot of pieces are made from animal materials, I was happy to find some vegan items including this tight pencil skirt in that gorgeous camel colour. It is high waisted and skin tight to accentuate your curves while having a sophisticated length. It is sexy yet elegant. A true eye-catcher and breath taker.

The shoes

Let’s be honest. It can be challenging finding cute, vegan and ethically made shoes. Finding vegan heels is even a bigger struggle. But worry no more, Love Sofie has got you covered. Their heels are killer while not killing any animals. These classic stiletto boots got me screaming when I first held them in my hands. Perfect for any occasion. Damn, I’d wear them to my uni field trips if I could. Lol. Jokes aside, They complete this elegant and cute look making my legs look a mile high. Love Sofie is a sustainable and vegan shoe label that uses plant leather instead of PVC for a more sustainable approach to vegan leather and also explores materials such as recycled polyester, organic cotton and recylced denim. They manufacture ethically in the European Union.

The bag

Just like vegan shoes, vegan bags are another rarity. When it comes to vegan bags, the material should look as much as leather and expensive as possible in my opinion. This Tragwert bucket bag in classic black looks like a timeless designer handbag and the material feels luxurious and soft. I’ve personally carried my MacBook Air to university with it and went to the pub for a social. It’s the ideal addition for your capsule wardrobe. Tragwert is a German vegan bag label that manufactures PETA-approved handbags using sustainable materials.

Fair & green energy by Our Power & my tips to save energy

Here on my blog I try to inspire people to live a more ethical and sustainable lifestyle. I’ve been sharing lots of ethical & sustainable outfits and fashion brands with you, I’ve shared my guide to become vegan, my guide to reduce your waste and much more. There are lots of ways to live a more ethical and sustainble lifestyle and I’m always up for challenging my own lifestyle to become more ethical.

While my closet is filled with fair and green fashion, my bathroom is equipped with natural cosmetics and my fridge is stuffed with healthy, environmentally-friendly vegan foods, I haven’t thought about where my energy comes from.

Do you know where your energy comes from?

We use energy daily and constantly. It is an important aspect of our modern everyday lives. Without energy I couldn’t use my laptop and smartphone to work on blog posts and social media content. Yet when I moved to my new flat in fall I didn’t think of what kind of energy I’m using and if it is ethical. This is why I was so excited about to learn about Our Power.

I think we all agree that renewable and green energy is the way to go. But is green energy more expensive? You all know that I’m advocating that a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle doesn’t have to be more expensive and that there are always alterantives and ways to even save money! Our Power’s tariffs use renewable energy as part of the OFGEM generation mix. The company is transparent about their energy source and intends to make all tariffs green. The proportion of renewables recently have been high:

Pumped Storage
Interconnectors (Imports)

Their new +IMPACT tariff is a 100% green AND ETHICAL energy tariff. The not-for-profit energy supplier knows their energy sources and buy from community-owned energy schemes and renewable sources in the UK, where possible.


While Our Power wants to supply greener energy, their mission is also to make household energy more affordable! How?  By not paying dividends to shareholders, by finding the most efficient ways to operate, by generating their own power and by reinvesting any profits to benefit the customers and communities.


Our Power is owned by social housing providers, community organisations and local authorities. Their idea is to maintain a low price so that they can provide green and affordable energy to low income households or those in risk of fuel poverty. What is fuel poverty you may ask?
Over four million households in the UK live in fuel poverty, meaning that they regularly have to make the choice between eating a hot meal or heating their home.

Our Power wants to make the energy market fairer and fight inequality. The more customers switch to the +IMPACT tariff, the more Our Power can maintain the lowest prices for customers at risk of fuel poverty. “Put into numbers, for every home that switches to the +Impact tariff, Our Power can offer an affordable tariff to a lower income or fuel-poor household, helping them heat their home for an average of 54 more days than they could for the same price on a Big 6 standard variable tariff.”


Changing to a renewable energy provider isn’t all you can do. Trying to save energy in your everyday life makes a difference in costs and the environment. Our Power will deliver ways to help you manage fuel costs.

“A smart meter in your home will enable us to offer personal, tailored and confidential advice on the best ways to get value for money from energy used in your home, to stay warm and to save money. You will easily see how much energy you are using and how much you are spending.”

My own advice for easy ways to save energy

When Max and I moved to the new flat we immediately changed the light bulbs to LED light bulbs which are more environmentally-friendly and save energy (and therefore costs). Further ways to save energy include:

  • closing windows when turning on the heat
  • washing your laundry on a cold setting (this is also better for your beloved fashion items so that you can wear them longer) and in a full load
  • air dry your clothes rather than using a dryer
  • check your fridge settings and adjust the settings when it is set too cold than necessary
  • plug your home electronics into power strips and turn the power strips off when you don’t use them


FAIR & VEGAN FASHION OUTFIT: Valentine’s day love

Valentine’s day 2018 is part of the past but I think everyone needs a little reminder of the day of love.

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Red crop top by AWARE (no longer available)
High waisted pants by NOUMENON
Rosy pink bag by LABANTE
Black stiletto boots by LOVE SOFIE

The top

I wore this red crop top a lot this summer and neglected it during those colder months. But for that hot Valentine’s day date I decided that the flaming red colour would be the perfect spicy eye-catcher I wanted. The Spanish label are known for their firey “made in Barcelona” clothing with a young design. Unfortunately, Aware doesn’t sell the exact top  anymore but you can find lots of similar tops.

The pants

I decided to go for a more comfortable and casual look rather than a full-on glam outfit. I got these Noumenon pants from the fair fashion sample sale in London. They are high waisted so that you can wear them with a crop top and comfortable and spacious so you can lots of food (need that room for my vegan food belly). It ties in the front giving it a cute touch.

The bag

I’ve been looking for a classic small vegan bag for so long. This pink Labante bag with gold hardware had to be my clutch for V-day. I added some more pink by attaching a vegan silk scarf by JAN’N JUNE.

The shoes

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I love any occasion to wear heels. I don’t wear them that often anymore as a full-time student and blogger working from home. These vegan and sustainable stilettos are comfortable to walk in and ideal for the cold February weather.

GERMAN + ENGLISH – My day at the animal sanctuary – help out animals with your donation!

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My bff Sarah and I have been wanting to help animals by doing our own little project for quite a while now. Eventually, Sarah came up with the idea of putting together a wishlist on Amazon for an animal sanctuary so that people can buy food for the animals which will be sent directly to the rescue shelter. That way every donation is going to the animals to 100%.

We loved the idea so much and started preparing immediately. After lots of organisational work, we finally collaborated with the local animal sanctuary in Austria and planned our visit there when I was in Vienna. You can read about our visit down below. But first, please look at the link to the Amazon wishlist and consider donating some food to the animals. YOU can brighten up an animal’s life with just a few euros!

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Once we arrived there we’ve been greeted by Oliver, one of their employees. He showed us the whole area, told us lots of information about the sanctuary and answered all of our questions. The animal rescue shelter is 2000m2big and actually is in the need for renovations. They struggle with mold and humidity. There are over 80 employees and lots of animals that have to be fed daily. Every financial transaction is financed by donations. They fully depend on donations.

The animals there are mostly brought to them by pet owners who don’t want to have them anymore or are unable to care for them anymore. There have been cases of animals that simply haven’t been fed by their owners anymore and given to them. There are also sick animals that have been found in the wild or on the streets that have been brought to them to get healthy again and be let free to the wild again. At this point, Oliver told us that it can be problematic when people give them wild animals that are thought to be sick but are actually not. He advices to call first and ask for advice or inform yourself first if the animal is really sick. Even though it was an emotional visit, the animal sanctuaries in countries like Hungary or Croatia are worse. They are actually killing centres. Therefore, there are lots of rescued animals from Hungary or Croatia at Austrian rescue shelters as well. One case shocked me especially. There was a smuggling of over 600 turtles at the Croatian border. Over 100 of the turtles didn’t make the transport and died. The rest of the animals were put in animal sanctuaries all over Europe.
There are also animals at the shelter that were given to them to care for by a pet owner during the owner’s holiday. However, lots of pet owners don’t pick up their animals anymore after their “holiday”.


There are dogs, cats, mice, rabbits, birds, sheep, pigs, turtles, monkey, reptiles, fish and more living at the sanctuary. Some animals get adopted, especially puppies, “trendy” dog breeds, young and healthy ones. However, most of the old, sick, calm and dark coloured dogs and other animals stay at the sanctuary their whole life until they die. The employees train the dogs to be comfortable in everyday life environments. They even have a practice car to train the dogs to get in and out of cars and a practice living room to make them comfortable in indoor environments. Some animals are trained for therapies with elderlies. They are especially calm and help older people with their mental health.

The sanctuary also offer partnerships where people can donate €30 per month to play with a dog regularly. They also offer a partnership where you can get to know your dog of choice and are able to adopt it after you made up your mind. You can choose the animal that you want. However, the team at the sanctuary will ask for your lifestyle and current situation and assess if your chosen dog fits to your life. They won’t give a young, strong and playful dog to an old man who can barely walk for example.


Meine Freundin Sarha und ich wollten schon lange Tieren helfen und unser eigenes kleines Tierprojekt starten. Im Dezember kam Sarah dann auf die Idee eine Amazon Wunschliste für ein Tierheim zu erstellen, damit Leute Futter und andere wichtige Dinge direkt an das Heim spenden können und wissen, das ihre Spende zu 100% an die Tiere geht.

Wir beide liebten die Idee sofort und haben gleich mit der Planung begonnen. Nach etlichen Stunden Organisationsarbeit, ist eine Kooperation mit dem Wiener Tierschutzverein Vösendorf zustande gekommen. Wir besuchten das Tierschutzhaus dann gleich am 19.2. nachdem ich in Wien angekommen bin. Du kannst unten über unseren Besuch lesen, aber zuerst möchte ich dich bitten dir den unteren Link zu der Amazon Wunschliste anzusehen. Die Tiere würden sich so über deine Tierfutterspende freuen und alles, was du tun musst, ist nur für ein paar Euro über Amazon Futter bestellen!


Als wir beim Tierschutzhaus ankamen, begrüßte uns Oliver, der Zuständige für PR. Er zeigte uns das ganze Gelände und informierte uns bis ins kleinste Detail. Auch unsere Fragen beeantwortete er mit Geduld. Das Tierschutzheim ist 2000m2 großund ist definitiv baufällig. Das Heim hat mit Schimmel und Feuchtigkeit zu kämpfen.
Es arbeiten über 80 Angestellte dort und es leben viele Tiere dort, die täglich gefüttert werden müssen. Finanzierung läuft zu 100% über Spenden. Das Heim ist vollkommen auf Spenden angewiesen.

Die Tiere werden oft von ihren Besitzern ins Heim gebracht, weil sie die Tiere nicht mehr wollen oder nicht mehr halten können. Oliver erzählte uns auch von Fällen, bei denen die Tiere einfach nicht mehr gefüttert wurden und von den Besitzern hergebracht wurden. Es gibt auch viele kranke Tiere, die auch teilweise in der Wildnis oder auf der Straße gefunden wurden und zum Tierschutzhaus gebracht wurden, um wieder gesund gepfelgt zu werden und ausgewildert zu werden.  Dazu erzählte Oliver uns auch, dass es problematisch sein kann, wenn Leute ihnen gesunde Tiere bringen, weil sie sich zu wenig auskennen. Er empfiehlt hier das Heim vorher anzurufen und nach Rat zu fragen, wie man kranke Tiere erkennen kann. Voher informieren sei hier sehr wichtig!
Obwohl der Besuch sehr emotional war, so sind die Tierheime in Ländern wie Ungarn oder Kroatien schlimmer. Diese Heime sind Tötungsstationen. Regelmäßig versuchen Tierheime in Österreich Tiere von diesen Tötungsstationen zu retten und bei sich auf zunehmen. Ein Fall schockte mich besonders. An der kroatischen Grenze wurde ein Schmuggel-Transporter aufgehalten, der über 600 Schildkröten versucht hat zu schmuggeln. Über 100 Schildkröten haben den Transport nicht überlebt. Die restlichen Schildkröten wurden überall in Europa in Tierheimen untergebracht.
Es gibt auch Tiere, die von ihren Besitzern ins Heim zur pflege gebracht werden, wenn der Besitzer auf Urlaub fliegt. Leider werden diese Tiere oft nicht wieder abgeholt.

Es gibt Hunde, Katzen, Kaninchen, Schafe, Schildkröten, Schweine, Vögel, Fische, Reptilien, Affen und noch mehr im Tierheim. Manche Tiere werden adoptiert –  ganz besonders Welpen, Jungtiere, “Moderassen” und gesunde Tiere. Leider verbringen jedoch oft die alten, kranken, ruhigen und dunklen Hunde und andere Tiere ihr restliches Leben im Heim und sterben auch dort.
Die Angestellten trainieren die Hunde, damit sie sich in einem Alltagsleben des Menschen wohl fühlen. Es gibt ein Trainingsauto, in dem sie das Ein-und Aussteigen trainieren und ein Container, der wie ein Wohnzimmer eingerichtet ist, sodass die Hunde auf das Leben in einer Wohnung oder einem Haus trainiert werden. Es gibt sogar Therapietiere, die auf alte Menschen trainiert sind und bei Besuchen in Altersheimen eingesetzt werden.

Das Tierschutzhaus Vösendorf bietet Partnerschaften an, bei der man €30 pro Monat spenden kann und mit Hunden regelmäßig spielen kann. Man kann sich das Tier aussuchen, aber das Team schätzt ein, ob der zukünftige Besitzer und dessen Lebensstil mit dem Tier zusammenpassen. Das Heim wird zum Beispiel keinen jungen und verspielten Hund einem älteren Herren vermitteln, der kaum gehen kann.

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If you are buying fair fashion yourself, then you might know that it’s super hard to purchase ethically-made clothes and fashion pieces in an actual shop. There are some boutiques here and there but I myself always buy my fashion online. I personally love the convenience of online shopping but it does have an obvious disadvantage: you cannot try on the clothes.

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That’s why I was so excited when Cossac, a fair fashion label that I’ve been loving for quite a while now, invited me to the ECO HOT sample sale in London. Four fair fashion labels –  Noumenon, Cossac, AmaElla and Naida C. Castel – put together a little sample sale in the vegan Canvas Café at Brick Lane London.
I’ve dragged my boyfriend with me and spent a wonderful time talking to the founders of these amazing brands, trying on ethically-made fashion and looking through the beautiful designs. It doesn’t happen every day that you get the chance talk about the origin of fabrics and hear the personal stories behind fashion brands and fair products. The founder of Noumenon talked about the idea of using reclaimed furniture fabrics for her jackets, the creator of AmaElla showed me her GOTS certified organic lingerie and sleepwear pieces, Naida introduced to me her newest handmade jewelry collection and Agata told me the story how she met Naida (Naida was modelling for COSSAC when Agata found out that Naida has a jewelry label) while talking about COSSAC pieces. That’s what fair fashion is about. It’s so much more personal than fast fashion. There are faces and stories behind every fashion item.


I couldn’t resist taking some pieces home with me and even Max took the opportunity to gift me a Naida C. Castel jewelry piece as a pre-Valentine’s day present.


After that amazing shopping experience, Max and I had to celebrate with some vegan doughnuts at Crosstown. We had one matcha doughnut but our favourite was definitely the vanilla glazed one which is why Max haaaaad to get two. 😉

bag by Labante & vegan pink silk scarf by JAN’N JUNE (currently only blue version available)

After our Sunday at Brick Lane we went home and I immediately showed my new ethical fashion goodies on my Instagram story and did a little try-on haul.

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THE FASHION INDUSTRY EXPLAINED – why you support slave labour when shopping fast fashion, why workers don’t get unemployed if you stop and second hand shopping

I’ve made a blog post about my smartphone struggle and how to shop electronic devices ethically and I’ve explained that second hand shopping is a good alternative for buying ethically made items. I want to explain why second hand shopping is the most sustainable and an ethical way of shopping. To explain this, I have to explain how the fast fashion industry works and since I haven’t done that on my blog, I want to take this chance and write about fast fashion 101. So take a cup of tea and take your time to read about this important issue of our century and make up your own opinion about it.

1. How are you supporting labour exploitation
when buying from fast fashion companies?

The supply chain of fast fashion

When you buy a t-shirt from a High Street brand such as H&M the money you spent to purchase it goes to the company. With this money the company is getting profit and are financing their business processes. They use the money to pay for their transport, marketing, design processes, manufacturing and more. When it comes to manufacturing, big fashion companies don’t have their own factories anymore. It is easier for them to give textile factories their designs and hire them to manufacture the clothing for them. This also means that these huge companies can easily shift responsibility to their manufacturing factories when there’s a scandal happening. But that’s another story. When a fast fashion company hires a contractor they tell them how much they want to pay for their order of clothes. They put the factories under a lot of pressure to meet their demands. So to be able to produce clothes so cheaply to please the client (eg H&M), the factory has to pay their employees (the garment workers) very very little. And it’s not just the low wage that the factory owners are forced to give their workers, the workers also have to work very fast and under a lot of pressure too. Why? Because the High Street fashion companies release new clothes every week which is why it’s called “fast fashion”. The fashion brands want their clothes cheap and fast. So the workers are not getting enough breaks, not enough days off and their health is not protected. The reality of this is that workers work for two days in a row without break, are not allowed to take a break to eat or drink, have to work even though they are pregnant and more.
So, when you give your money to the company, they’ll use this money to pay the contractor companies who then pay the people who actually made the clothes.

2. What happens if you stop giving money to fast fashion companies?

The reason why you are not contributing to unemployment + fair fashion explained

Now, let’s imagine that we all stop buying from that High Street brand such as H&M. What would happen? You don’t give them money anymore so H&M won’t use YOUR money anymore to pay their contractors who won’t be able to pay their garment workers anymore. This is the point where a lot of people say: “But this is not good! It’s better that the garment workers have a job than get no money at all! If I don’t buy at H&M the workers will be unemployed!”

Let me address this. Yes, it is true that if you don’t give your money to the fashion company anymore, they factory owners won’t be able to give your money to their garment factories. BUT! What would YOU, as a consumer, do instead? Would you never buy clothing again? No, of course not. You will give the money that you decided NOT to spend on fast fashion, to another fashion company. Or else you would have to run around naked 😉 And this is the point where you can decide to give your money to a company that doesn’t exploit garment workers. Instead of supporting slave labour, you can support a smaller fashion company that treats their workers humanely. In this case, that would be a fair/ethical fashion company. These companies manufacture in different countries: the USA, European countries AND countries like China, Bangladesh, India, etc. So when a fair fashion company manufacture in e.g Bangladesh, they give the people their a job and therefore money just like e.g H&M but there’s a difference: they give them MORE money, don’t put them under pressure, give them enough breaks, protect their health and even support them by e.g paying for their children’s schools, school books, food and more. This means the more and the bigger successful fair fashion companies are out there in the world, the more garment workers work under fair conditions.
One of the reasons why a lot of people don’t shop fair fashion is because the clothing is a bit more expensive than the fast fashion counterpart since the fair fashion company pays their workers more money and because the companies don’t sell as much as e.g H&M. This means, the more people buy fair, the less expensive the fashion will get!

3. Are you giving money to fast fashion when buying second hand?

The reason why thrifting is the most sustainable way of shopping

Besides shopping from fair fashion companies, there’s another way to stop supporting fast fashion without running around naked: Second hand fashion.
Think about it: When you own a piece of clothing and don’t like it anymore (because it doesn’t fit, you don’t like the style, etc) there are two options: throw it away or give it away. What happens when you throw it away? It ends up in a landfill and either degrades (which releases CO2 and combats to climate change) or, when it is made from synthetic materials, it eventually ends up in the ocean (with lots of other trash) and gets smaller and smaller until it’s micro plastic in the sea. Micro plastic pollutes the ocean and gets eaten by fish which – unless you’re vegan – you eat.
On the other hand, when you give it away e.g to a second hand shop, it gets a new chance. Someone else can buy it and wear it. Let’s say you buy a t-shirt from a thrift shop. Where does your money go to? It goes to the owner of the shop who will use it for shop rent, their own profit and to give money to the people who give their old clothes to the thrift shop. Does it go to a fast fashion company? NO! Therefore, you are NOT supporting slave labour and unsustainable fashion. Quite the contrary! Second hand fashion is the most sustainable way of buying fashion because you are saving that piece of clothing from being thrown away! What if you thrift a clothing piece of the brand H&M? Does the money go to H&M? The answer is no. That clothing piece was bought by someone else who you have no control over, and given away. You can’t control where other people give their money to. At the end of the day, it is about that YOU yourself don’t support fast fashion and slave labour. It is about YOUR clean slate. You can’t control what other people do. You can only set an example and influence others to do their best too.


What do you think about all this? Do you shop fair or second hand or consider it after reading this? Are there any questions I haven’t answered? Tell me in the comments if there is anything unclear to you!

Find out more in the links below:

The true cost movie

Kristen Leo’s Youtube Channel – including lots of ethical fashion & thrifting videos!

Marta Canga’s Youtube Channel – including vegan & fair fashion videos!

Mia from Heylilahey’s Youtube Channel – including vegan & fair fashion videos! *German*

Kristen Leo’s blog – including fair fashion posts!

Great blog post about thrifting

My favourite fair fashion bloggers

My fair fashion guide

What is ethical fashion by the ethical fashion forum

Ethical fashion explained by Mochni

Fast fashion article by Forbes

Fast fashion explained by Wikipedia

Quick history of fast fashion explained 


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Last week I’ve asked you on my Instagram story what blog post you want to see on my blog and the poll concluded that lots of people want to know some facts about me! Plus, I’ve been nominated to do the 5 facts about me tag which you can find when you scroll through my Instagram. I’ve revealed further 5 facts about me 😉
I’m always surprised that people would want to read about me but hey, why not! Some of the facts are answers to questions people asked me. So let’s get right into it – 30 random facts about me:

  1. I’ve been vegan since January 2014.
  2. I have an older brother called Justin (which is short for his birth name Justinian).
  3. No one in my family is vegan.
  4. My boyfriend Max and I went to the same school and were in the same class from age 15-19.
  5. I’ve been in a relationship with Max since 2012.
  6. I’ve done pole dancing once a week for over one year.
  7. I love to eat healthy but I do eat vegan junk food occasionally.
  8. I’ve had long hair my whole teenage years and cut them chin length when I was 20.
  9. I’ve donated over 50cm of my hair to the Little Princess Trust.
  10. I’m 170 cm tall.
  11. I don’t own a scale and only weigh myself once or twice a year.
  12. I’ve struggled with eating disorders during my whole teenage years.
  13. I had 2 hamsters “Phoebe” and “Remi” during my childhood years.
  14. I don’t want to own pets now or in the future.
  15. I’m studying Environmental Science at the Queen Mary University of London (which is the same uni where my boyfriend studies Business Management)
  16. I was never athletic and now that I’m going to the gym regularly, I’m the most athletic I’ve ever been.
  17. I’d rather stay at home and watch Netflix with Max than go on a night out.
  18. I’m a huge procrastinator when it comes to tasks I don’t like/ want to do.
  19. I love Musicals, vintage movies (Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Streisand and Co) and my favourite motivational song is “Don’t Rain On My Parade” by the queen Barbara Streisand.
  20. I’ve always loved fashion but my passion for it has never been stronger than now.
  21. I’ve been struggling with anxiety, depression, social anxiety and mental health issues my whole life.
  22. I’m an introvert and quiet when you meet me and more chatty, loud and passionate once we’re friends.
  23. It takes ages for me to get warm with people and accept them as friends
  24. I love eating vegan food and I never restrict myself. When I’m hungry, I eat and I don’t count calories.
  25. My best friend is Sarah and we’ve been in the same class from 2011 – 2016 as well.
  26. Sarah and I decided to try eating vegan together and are both vegan since then.
  27. I cry easily and often and I love it. 😉
  28. I am vegan because there are too many reasons that animal products harm your health, the environment and the animals. So I don’t see a reason not to be vegan. But I originally became vegan for my health.
  29. For the future I’d like to continue blogging/ Instagram as a part time job on the weekend and during the week I’d like to work for a sustainability consultancy or an NGO.
  30. When I’m done with university, I’d like to move to Germany, Switzerland or Austria with my boyfriend.

How to eat vegan – my starter guide for a healthier, more environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free diet + FAQs answered!


I’ve been getting lots of message on Instagram since I’ve shared my vegan food pics on the social media platform. The most questions I get are “how can I eat vegan?”, “can you give me advice on what to eat as a vegan” or “can you give me recipes for vegan food”. I love seeing people being interested in veganism and I love when people message me to connect with me on my favourite topics! However, I always find it hard to answer their questions. I’ve been vegan for over 4 years now which is basically all my adult life. I’ve been cooking for me, my boyfriend and my mum since I was 16. Mainly because I knew that veganism was a new concept to my mother and I didn’t want to be burden on her but I also wanted to take the control and cook the food that I researched myself. My mother and boyfriend liked the food that I prepared and we started to cook vegan food together – one of my favourite teenage memories!
After 4 years of vegan cooking, I have my go-to meals that I now prepare for my boyfriend and me and I rarely experiment with new dishes anymore because it makes everyday life just a little bit too complicated. Because eating vegan is actually not different to eating animal products. Yes, you reduce cruelty, environmental impact and negative impact on your health but it is just a diet which means people still have different preferences when it comes to taste, people still enjoy certain national cuisines better than others and people still want their food to be quick and simple.

Therefore, when someone asks me what they can eat as a vegan, I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed. I want to explain that everyone likes different food and veganism is not an exception and that I can tell them what I cook for myself but if they don’t like that, doesn’t mean that they don’t like vegan food – they just don’t like my vegan food. I think people that are new to the concept of eating vegan don’t know yet that there’s actually
A LOT of vegan food in the world:


all fruits (apple, banana, orange, pomegranate, mango, grape, …)
all vegetables (cucumber, zucchini, aubergine, asparagus, corn, mushrooms, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, paprika…)
lots of types of pasta (spaghetti, penne, farfalle, …)
all types of rice and grains (couscous, quinoa, polenta, bulgur, …)
all beans (kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas,
all types of lentils (red, green, brown, …)
all nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews …)
all seeds (sesame, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, …)
lots of types of bread (baguette, pita breads, naan breads, flat breads, sourdough breads, ciabatta breads, pizza breads, …)
basic staples (like sugar, all types of flours, coffee, cacao, herbs, spices, oats, teas, …)
plant milk (soy, almond, cashew, rice, oat, hemp, coconut)
plant-based non-dairy products (yoghurt, desserts, cheeses, ice creams, creamers, …)
plant-based mock meats
other foods (like corn for popcorn, tofu, seitan, maple syrup, dried fruit …)
sauces and condiments (ketchup, curry pastes, tomato sauces, sweet chili sauces, soy sauces, chutneys, mustards, nut butters (tahini, peanut butter,…), …)
junk food (like oreo cookies, other types of cookies, cakes, chips/crisps, already-made popcorn, pringles, …)
beverages (juices, ice tea, coffee, soft drinks like cola, sprite, …., alcoholic drinks like wines, beers, vodka, whiskey, …)

AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON… These are just the foods I could think of right now but there’s so much more!

So now, can you believe me that it’s difficult for me to tell someone what to eat as a vegan? The possibilities are endless! It is simply not possible to tell you 5 recipes that you can cook so that you become vegan because you probably like completely different foods than I do and there’s too much vegan food out there that you won’t be eating then. It is better to learn what foods are vegan and which ones are not and then figuring out recipes on your own!

Vegan versions

I always recommend people to google vegan recipes versions of their favourite foods:
Do you love hamburgers and fries? –Vegan burger with fries
Do you love Nasi Goreng? –Vegan Nasi Goreng
Do you love indian curries? –Vegan indian curries
Do you love risotto? –vegan vegetable risotto

I think you get the idea. And even if you want to make a vegan risotto, there are hundreds of different vegan risotto recipes out there!
People also get quite surprised when I tell them that most cultures around the world already have their own traditionally vegan dishes :
Middle eastern countries: Falafel pita
Greece: fava, courgette balls, stuffed vine leaves, giant beans, …
India: vegetable curries, Samosa, …
Europe/ USA: french fries/ chips
China: Tofu & vegetable dishes
Japan: avocado/ cucumber/ vegetable maki, vegetable noodle dishes like zaru soba
Thailand: mango sticky rice, coconut ice cream,
Italy: sorbets, the traditional & original Marinara pizza (pizza base+ tomato sauce with herbs), the traditional Napolitana tomato sauce pasta
Morocco: vegetable tajine
…and more!

So here are my tips for getting started with a vegan diet:

  1. research what foods are vegan and which ones are not (by reading ingredient lists on the foods, by using google (or even better Ecosia) to research if a food is vegan) to have an understand of what you can eat and what not!
  2. research what vegan “processed foods” are available in your area (foods like vegan ice creams, vegan milks, vegan meats, vegan sweets, …) so that you can treat yourself with them or even make the transition easier
  3. research vegan versions of your favourite recipes and try them out! Have fun in the kitchen! Starting a vegan diet means that you unlearn what you know about food and relearn your eating behaviour!
  4. get in your new vegan routine: when you know what foods are vegan and when you know what your favourite vegan dishes are, you can now write your grocery lists with all the food that you need for breakfast, lunch and dinner, buy only these foods and get in the habit of cooking your vegan dishes
  5. BONUS: now that you’re in your every-day life routine, you can explore how to eat vegan in restaurants and how to eat vegan when you travel. Researching online definitely helps for finding out the traditional vegan food in foreign countries, the vegan restaurants in foreign countries and the vegan options at your local restaurants. I always love exploring vegan food when I’m traveling (here’s my favourite website to find vegan restaurants all around the world)! And I have a vegan guide to Paris and Cyprus and even a review to a restaurant in Ubud and Vienna.

I think I’m going to share my favourite vegan recipes with you too so stay tuned for that! But as I said, you can get inspiration for vegan recipes everywhere on the internet!

Karine Jackson hair & beauty salon + hair stories

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Max and I wanted to get a haircut for a while now. But we didn’t get an appointment when we were in Vienna and I just haven’t found a salon in London that I liked. But especially Max needed to go to a salon urgently since his hair was dyed and his roots were showing majorly! Over two years ago he decided to dye his hair and he had grey, white and blonde hair since then. I had my hair cut from super long to super short in December 2016 and donated my hair to the Little Princess Trust. Since then I’ve only been to a hairdresser in summer 2017 because I wanted to let my hair grow a little to see what length I like. In January my hair was a little shorter than shoulder length and had a very blunt and straight cut. Nothing fancy. When you scroll through my Instagram feed, you can see that I didn’t do much to it. I have naturally curly/ wavy hair which I don’t like that much so I straightened it with the blowdryer and maybe my straightener and sometimes I curled it a little bit with a curling iron to achieve more structured curls. It was time for a change – for both of us. That’s why I was so excited when I got the offer to visit the Karine Jackson hair & beauty salon with Max. I got a treatment and cut and Max got a cut and got his hair dyed again. It was very exciting for him since he decided he wanted to dye it brown, his natural hair colour, again.

From my Instagram story, before we went to Karine Jackson hair salon:


The salon

Karine Jackson is a hair and beauty salon located on 24 Litchfield Street in London that uses vegan, organic and natural hair care products. I myself only use natural products on my hair so the Karine Jackson salon got me very excited. The Australian founder, Karine Jackson herself, who won the British hairdresser of the year award in 2007, introduced an organic colour range called “Organic Colour System” to her salon in Covent Garden London. This was very interesting for Max since his hair dresser in Vienna was brilliant in his work but never used organic or natural products.


The salon has a huge variety of hair services: hair colour, cuts, styling, perming, straightening, volumising, colour correction, wedding hair and male hair services. The salon has two floors and when downstairs they offer a variety of beauty services including face treatments, nails, body treatments, lashes, brows, hair removal, make up, caci and men’s beauty. They even offer packages such as hair and make up for brides or pamper days. The price range depends on the hair stylist you choose and the service you want but it starts at very affordable prices.

Max’ story

As you can see in the video above I already looked like a dying ice-bear and really needed something new. After nearly three years of rocking grey and blonde hair my original colour (brown) would seem like an innovation of my hairstyle, the old-new. Alasdair (what an amazing name!) is a style director at the Karine Jackson salon and is probably one of the nicest people I’ve met in London. Right away I was offered water and tea as well as crisps and a cookie to enjoy the time. After I explained what I wanted to change Alasdair walked me through the whole procedure of colouring my hair and what will happen at each stage. I’ve never felt more prepared at a hair salon. Afterwards, he made a quick hair test to see if my hair needed some nutrients. Alasdair concluded that my hair only needed some protein (because of breakage) which can be supplemented through some hair products. We went down to the floor underneath where the salon has all their washing tables where I received my first hair treatment (washing and supplementing protein). Upstairs, Alasdair began with the colouring process. Since my hair was already bleached it had no pigments and so it was only necessary to colour it. Alasdair explained to me that he will choose a brown colour which will be a nuance darker to make sure that more pigments stay in the hair even after washing them a few times. He used a product from the “Organic Colour System” which basically is a natural way to dye hair. The product stayed in for around 15-20 minutes while I wore a special cap that kept my hair warm and afterwards we went down again to wash it out. The first time I saw myself in the mirror I felt a bit nostalgic. However, that was not it – Alasdair started cutting them right after. I could really feel that his main goal was to make the customer feel comfortable and happy and have to say that the stay at Karine Jackson hair & beauty salon brightened my mood. In the end I was so relieved to have a proper haircut again and the colour of my hair has not weakened in the last ten days.

My story

My stylist Sophia who is a senior stylist started with asking me about my hair. I told her right away that I didn’t want to lose the length of my hair. She suggested me some layers which I was very happy about. Just like Max’ stylist, my stylist Sophia did the hair test on me. She sprayed a few single hairs with water and pulled on them to see how they stretch. She concluded that my hair needs a protein treatment. We went downstairs to wash my hair with the all vegan, organic and natural hair shampoo and conditioner and went back up to put some leave-in treatment as well as a heat protecting spray on my hair – all organic and vegan of course. She cut some layers and did her magic. She told me that she wanted to create some dimension to compliment my face better since my hair was very bluntly cut. After the cutting Sophia blow dried my hair leaving it smooth and straight with a little bit of body showcasing my new cut perfectly. Sophia is a specialist in curling and decided to give my hair some waves using a deep hair waver. After just a few minutes and a bit of hair spray she was done. She gave me the advice to use a hair waver for night outs or even on daytime when I want to change it up a bit. Now here’s the thing: I know so many girls, me included, who had so many bad experiences with hairdressers who cut more of their hair than they wanted. That’s what I loved at Karine Jackson salon, my stylist did exactly what I wanted and more. She really understood what I liked and I can highly recommend Sophia!

I took some selfies throughout getting my hair done since Max was getting his hair done at the same time and was occupied:

The first photo (left) was taken while a vegan and organic product was soaking up in my hair to moisturise. The right photo is me after Sophia washed my hair.


The left photo is my hair after the stylist blow dried it. The right photo is the finished style!



Vegan guide to Cyprus, Limassol


I’ve spent 10 wonderful days with my boyfriend and family in Limassol, Cyprus during my Christmas break and let me tell you, we enjoyed every single day! The weather was perfect, not freezing cold like Vienna or London. I loved feeling the sun on my face in December and getting some Vitamin D in. The culture there was incredible!


Kolossi Castle

We’ve been to the castle from 1454 not far from Limassol and I quite liked it. It’s always interesting to see that old architecture and you can go on the roof of the Castle to enjoy a great view!



A must when you go to Cyprus! Kourion was an ancient city-state and you can still see its remains nowadays. It’s truly inspiring to see it! There is a theatre that is over 2000 years old, a bath complex, a Nymphaeum (monument constructed for nymphs), lots of old beautiful columns and more. Definitely plan lots of time for this one! You’ll need at least 2 hours to soak up all the incredible ruins! Plus, there is a great beach close to it, so make sure to go there as well!


Waterfalls and hikes

Cyprus is great for hiking! Choose one of the many waterfalls on Cyprus and hike there! I loved our hike through the forest and the waterfall at the end was the highlight. Although it was not as massive as the Tegenungan in Bali, it was still beautiful and a great day trip.



There are lots of small villages on the island that gave me serious Greece vibes. We went to walk around a village before we went on that hike and it was so peaceful and beautiful!




Lady’s Mile Beach

A nice beach in Limassol that has lots of Cafés and restaurants is the Lady’s Mile Beach. Make sure to look out for the Flamingos on the drive way to the beach! We’ve been there on the 25th when the restaurants were closed. It was still beautiful and calm in a good way.


Columbia beach club

I loved this beach club! There is a pool, chairs and tables at the beach as well as an inside area for when it’s a bit colder. The interior is very nice and gave me serious Bali vibes with their basket style hanging chairs and cool plants. Perfect to have a freddo espresso (vegan since it’s without milk) and chill a bit.

Vegan food

Cyprus reminded me a lot of Greece, especially Crete but it still was a bit different. During my teen years I’ve spent quite a lot of summers and Easter breaks at my godfather’s and my family’s villa on Crete. Even my boyfriend and bestie enjoyed their time their. When it comes to food, Crete has some amazing traditional vegan dishes to offer: fava, courgette balls, salads, stuffed vine leaves, bean dishes and more. So being vegan on Crete was never a problem.
When we came to Cyprus we didn’t know exactly how much vegan food we’re going to find but we knew it would be similar to Greece. It was a good thing that we stayed at my godfather’s and his boyfriend’s place so that we were able to cook at home on some days. For breakfast you have to go and get the amazing produce Cyprus has to offer! We ate sweet strawberries, oranges, apples, plums and more for breakfast and even found coconut yoghurt to change it up a bit. When it comes to dining out we’ve been to a tavern one time which was unfortunately not a good (vegan) experience. Their stuffed vine leaves were filled with pork meat and the only vegan dishes they had was a salad, french fries,  pita bread, houmous and tahini dips. So it was not ideal and Max just noticed that there was meat in the vine leaves after taking a bite (they didn’t say it on the menu) – vegan nightmare am I right?
The best restaurant we’ve been to in Limassol (except the incredible Four Seasons we’ve been to on Christmas Eve that made us a vegan menu) – Wagamama. I know, I know, it’s a chain restaurant that you can go to in London as well. But honestly, it’s perfect for when you travel with omnivores. Their vegan options are great and it’s situated in the nice Marina area of Limassol where you can look at the yachts and have a drink at a nice bar afterwards. We’ve also seen places that offer vegan falafel wraps/ pittas for example. So there are options if you go and look around. But I’d say Cyprus is more on the challenging side when it comes to vegan food.

Overall, I loved my stay in Limassol and I can recommend you going there in December as well since there are less tourists. I think it’s definitely an underestimated island that has lots to offer!




Vegan guide to Paris

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For my boyfriend and my 5 year anniversary we’ve travelled to Paris for 3 days. Paris was our first journey together back in 2014 and we loved it. It’s a magical city with great architecture and lots of culture to offer. Back in 2014 I  was already vegan and Max was vegetarian. The funny thing is actually that Max wanted to go vegan as well but specifically wanted to wait for after our Paris trip to eat lots of non vegan crêpes. He ate about 2 nutella crêpes a day. After that trip he kept his promise and became vegan. I on the other hand was already vegan – even trying to stay rawtill4 😅. Let me tell you. It was so hard. I basically lived off maki, food from le Pain Quotidien and fruit.

A little more than 3 years later and we revisited the French capital city again. This time both of us were vegan and ready to explore the vegan scene in Paris. I arrived with one goal in my head. I wanted to find vegan croissants, vegan macarons and vegan pain au chocolat. When it comes to sweets I love french patisserie! It’s my absolute favourite! And spoiler alert, I’ve managed to find all 3 of the vegan versions!

*please not that this blog post wasn’t planned and therefore the photos are not the best. They are mostly photos I took for my Instagram Story. However so many of you guys asked me questions of the vegan places I’ve been to in Paris so I had to improvise*

Gentle Gourmet

This restaurant has the best vegan dinner that Paris has to offer. It’s definitely more on the elegant side and the prices are a bit higher. But I love seeing upper class vegan restaurants and Gentle Gourmet is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Europe now! They also offer vegan pastries by day but because of the opening hours, we couldn’t make it there. I’m sure it’s perfect for tea and macarons! But the service was amazing and they gave us a selection of their macarons to go after request.


Cauliflower soup -one of the best soups I’ve ever had!


Gnocchi in vegetable soup

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That chocolate sauce was sooooo freaking good! They need to fill it up and sell it in litre bottles!

Of course we had some hot chocolate with a selection of their petits fours 😀

Love Juice Bar

I found a super instagrammable juice bar and it’s fabulous! It definitely reminded me of the places we’ve been to in Bali. Beautiful modern interior and delicious nutritious food that looks straight out of Instagram. It’s small and hidden but it’s still a place I’d definitely visit again.


I had an acai bowl and a green juice and Max had a chocolate smoothie.


Hank Burger & Hank Pizza

These two places are close to each other and are fairly new. They are also VERY casual. I appreciate every vegan place out there but I have to say the food is not the best I’ve ever eaten. The pizza is what was served at your school’s cafeteria – but vegan. It wasn’t gross but it’s not a must. The burgers are the same. Not disgusting but also not the best vegan burger I’ve ever had. I guess Paris is not as developed as Germany or Austria or other places I’ve been to when it comes to vegan food and it has not that much diamonds to offer.






Cloud Cakes

It’s a cute cafe offering vegan sweets like cupcakes, breakfast, sandwiches and salads. They have vegan croissants on the menu but they seem to be sold out all the time. We didn’t have luck to get a croissant when we were there. The salad was good but nothing special and Max’ sandwich was pretty basic as he said. But what bothered us the most was the rude staff at that place. Since my brother works in gastronomy I appreciate good service at cafes, restaurants and bars and I try to tip accordingly. But I also dislike rude people very much when I comes to having food or drinks. So this was a no-go and I wouldn’t come again.


Let’s leave the not so great places of Paris behind and move on to one of the best and me finding 2 of my 3 baked goods I wanted to find in Paris. Laelo is a cafe offering juices, smoothies, coffee, turmeric latte, cakes, french patisserie and more. We got a chai latte and a turmeric latte along with a little chocolate cake topped with the most delicious chocolate mousse, pain au chocolat and croissants to go that we ended up eating at the Orangerie looking at the Seine and Eiffel tower. Everything was delicious! I can definitely recommend it!

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Have you eaten vegan in Paris? Are there places you’d recommend?


Vegan, fair & sustainable workout outfit

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Pasteur Tank by Science of Apparel $30
Yoga Leggings Plain in Peat Grey by Yoiqi €39.00

The top
This is one of my favourite tops to workout in! I love the look of it and the classic colour but the best part about it is the fabric! The top has silver ions that prevent odor-causing bacteria which keeps you fresh during the workout. It is made from sustainably sourced Lycra that empowers the shirt to move and stretch. “Our trademarked MicroTech Jersey combines the finest Pima Cotton with sustainably sourced Micro Modal + repurposed Lycra for the ultimate in eco-friendly performance. Sourced from responsibly harvested Beech trees in Austria, MicroTech Jersey is built for the street + the gym with powerful 4Way Stretch technology. We use Extra Long Staple Fibers to provide durability and pill-resistance.”

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The leggings
The grey colour of the leggings are a nice change to your regular black leggings (that I own from this label as well!). The material is super soft and I also love wearing them as pajamas, on flights and on chill days at home. Yoiqi is a Yoga wear label that uses organic Egyptian cotton and manufactures ethically. “We care passionately about the environment, as well as our fellow human beings. For that reason, we at YOIQI have entrusted the cultural initiative group SEKEM with our manufacturing. SEKEM is an ecological manufacturing project in Egypt, founded on the principal of establishing a sustainable, reliable, fair and ethical economy for all. The entire production process – from plant cultivation to manufacturing to distribution – is evolved under one umbrella so all of our products are fully traceable and reliably ethical.”

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One week, one look, two climates: vegan & fair winter look that suit freezing & warm weather + discount code!


Turtleneck by Reformation (unfortunately not available anymore)
Inga high waist denim jeans by Armed Angels €99.90
Vest trench coat by Cossac £160.00
Luxe Derbys in black by Wills Vegan Shoes €90
Alanis bordeaux across body bag by Labante £55.00 (on sale!)
Sterling silver heart bracelet by Labante £29.99 (on sale!)
No Animal Brand grey overknee heeled boots (similar ones here)
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The top
I bought this ethical and vegan top a couple of years ago which is why it is no longer available. But turtlenecks are a fall/winter staple and similar ones are available here.

The jeans
These are my go-to jeans. Perfect for a day in the city. And they kept me warm both in freezing Vienna and warm Limassol. Ethically made from organic cotton and GOTS certified.

The coat
An old camel coloured coat for the freezing winter temperatures in Vienna and a sleeveless black and ethically made trench coat for warm Cyprus. The fair Cossac trench vest is made from Tencel.



The shoes
The Wills Vegan shoes are perfect for walking through a city the whole day. The androgynous shoes look elegant and match with almost every outfit. The velvet shoe laces add that certain extra. The uppers and linings in these shoes are powered by plants created with bio oil sourced from organic cereal crops in a carbon neutral process. They are water-resistant and breathable and the cushioning insoles are made with recycled rubber. They are ethically made in Portugal under EU health and safety regulations and are PETA approved.
The No Animal brand grey overknee heeled boots are ideal for a chill day in a cold city. They keep you warm while making the freezing winter temperatures look attractive.


The bag
Another favourite for traveling. The vegan bag has two colours: light pink and bordeaux. I love that you can remove the strap and transform it into a clutch in seconds. I personally removed the strap and put it in my larger purse to organise my airport essentials. It has 3  compartments and is PETA approved.

Use the discount code “livia10” when ordering at Labante!

The bracelet
The vegan PETA approved bracelet looks gorgeous with the nude coloured top. It is crafted from Sterling Silver and 18ct plated gold.

Use the discount code “livia10” when ordering at Labante!

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Labante bracelet

VEGAN & FAIR FASHION OUTFIT: jeans+t-shirt with a twist & GIVEAWAY!


Crop top “Lara” by Bayti Hier €19.00
Bag  “Seesack” by Bayti Hier €59.00
Vest Trench Coat by Cossac £160.00 
Belt “Bigbuc” in black and gold by Noani €69.95
Jeans by American Apparel *no longer available (other ethical jeans here, here or here)
White vegan Veja Sneakers €75
Coat old
Barret old


The top

The white crop is made from Lyocell and has a black flower on the front and the small arabic words “together united” in black on the back. I’ve channeled my inner Alexis Ren and combined the crop top with jeans and reinterpreted the look with a barret, sneakers and a coat. All garments by Bayti Hier are made ethically in Germany by Syrian refugees that are integrated in the community. The company is lead by students and Syrian refugees meaning that the garment workers don’t just make the pieces but have a saying in what they do. The company helps the workers to learn German and be financially stable so that they thrive in their new home country. I’ll give away 2×1 coupon for Bayti Hier products so if you are interested read more at the end of the blog post!


The bag

The “Seesack” is a great example of the company’s philosophy. The design and choice of fabric has been made by two Syrians so they didn’t just make the bag but also had a saying in the process. Plus, the fabric availability is limited which makes the bag limited edition. It can be worn as a backpack, over your shoulder and across the body like I wore in the photos. It has so much room for everything you need which makes it perfect as a travel bag, gym bag or overnight bag. The bag is made from a fabric in a neutral taupe colour and a floral fabric and has two ropes as straps.


The belt
Belts are mostly made form animal skin – leather. Leather is not a waste product from the meat production anymore. Animals of all kinds get skinned alive and are held in tiny cages. ” More than a billion animals are slaughtered every year in order to make cloths, accessories, as well as furniture (from their skins). Most of the leather products are tanned with toxic chromium in the tanneries situated in low-wage countries. This does not only affect the production workers, but also the environment at a high level: The ground water is contaminated, and the risk of cancer is increasing enormously for the people who work in tanneries or live nearby.” That is why wearing a vegan belt contributes to a cruelty free world. This vegan belt is ethically made in Germany from eucalyptus and pineapple fibre as well as recycled polyester leather. Noani offers cruelty free belts for women and men in different styles, different hardware and different colours.


The vest
I’m wearing an ethically made long trench coat style vest underneath the coat to add an extra layer of warmth and dimension. The vest is made from the eco-friently fabric black woven Tencel. I’ve featured it in a previous outfit post. Cossac promotes a minimal capsule wardrobe offering a small selection of high quality pieces for every season. They use sustainable fabrics and keep their business processes sustainable by e.g. using recycled packaging, business cards and tags.


The Jeans
Unfortunately, American Apparel is no longer available in Europe. There is only their US based online shop. I got these Jeans when American Apparel had shops all around the world making sweatshop free fashion accessible to everyone. I’ve linked similar jeans alternatives at the top of this post. The jeans are boyfriend-style baggy and I’ve rolled up the ends to give it an edgy, effortless look.



Win a coupon for 1x€50 and 1x€25 for Bayti Hier products! The giveaway will be held on my account @liviavanh. If you want to win the €25 coupon all you have to do is like my Giveaway post on Instagram. If you want to win the €50 coupon head over to my Instagram and like the Giveaway post and finish the sentence “integration is…” in the comments.
I’ll announce the winners on Wednesday here on this post, on my Instagram post and in my Story.

Good luck!

What is ‘zero waste’? + my personal approach to this lifestyle

Recently I’ve written a blog post about the ultimate do-good list. A list about all the lifestyle changes everyone can try to make to make the world a better place. One of the lifestyles I included was the ‘zero waste lifestyle’. However, I realised that the zero waste lifestyle is not very well known as I hoped it would be. That’s why I decided to write about it.

Zero waste – meaning producing no waste at all – is about reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfills and eventually the ocean. What’s bad about waste in the ocean? Most waste takes forever to decompose. Materials like plastic are used everyday globally and thrown away globally. These plastics get smaller once thrown away until they end up as micro plastics. Micro plastic gets ingested by fish which – unless you’re vegan – gets eaten by humans. Bon appétit.
Besides plastic sushi for dinner, plastic forms whole islands in the ocean. Our world is full of waste and everyone who doesn’t want to waste our planet should consider a zero waste lifestyle.

Now, I myself am not a Lauren Singer. In fact, living zero waste is one of my top goals in life (besides the obvious – career and relationship goals).
Zero waste means contributing no waste to the landfill. So first of all we analyse what we throw away: food packaging, food waste, old clothes, cosmetic packaging, coffee cups, water bottles, more packaging and even more packaging. You get there’s a theme here: packaging. You can also sort your waste by material: plastics, paper/ cardboard, organic waste, tins and metals, fabrics and other materials. Some of these waste materials can be recycled and recycling is encouraged.

The zero waste principle is about 5 guide lines, the 5 Rs:
Refuse – refuse single use items such as plastic straws
Reduce – reduce the amount of newly purchased items – don’t shop what you don’t need
Reuse – use the things you have as much and long as possible and always consider repairing instead of buying a new item, use reusable items instead of one-use ones
Rot – food waste should be composted

When I think of zero waste my mind divides the waste problem in our everyday life in 3 areas: bathroom, kitchen and on the go.

We eat everyday and our food is *drumroll please* wrapped in packaging. Eating whole foods, buying unpackaged vegetables and fruits and buying grains, legumes and other dry foods in bulk (at special bulk stores) is the solution. Don’t order food online (I’m definitely guilty of that) and don’t buy packaged already-made food on the go. Food waste should be composted.
I did very well the past year when it comes to plastic-free food. However, since my move to another area, the availability of bulk stores and fruit and veggie markets (where unpackaged food is dominating) has been a challenge. I  do always choose the unpackaged fruits and vegetables and try to stock up on bulk dry goods, but there’s still a lot of plastic in my pantry and fridge. 

On the go and spontaneous situations is where lots of unnecessary waste is made. The solution: a zero waste survival kit. A mason jar/ reusable bottle, a reusable cutlery, a napkin, one or more reusable shopping bags, homemade and plastic free snacks and lots of discipline. I’m not doing the best when it comes to this part either. I carry reusable shopping bags with me and have a bottle with me most of the times but I always forget about ordering coffee in a reusable mug and forget to pack lunch and snacks for the day.

Lastly, you can reduce or completely eliminate plastic waste from your bathroom. Solid soaps instead of liquid, packaged ones, solid shampoos, solid conditioners or oils in glass bottles for your hair and body, homemade or plastic-free tooth paste, bamboo toothbrushes, plastic free deodorant, plastic free makeup, wooden hair brushes – the amount of product we use for our hygiene everyday is endless. Thanks to responsible and environmental conscious businesses, so is the amount of plastic free alternatives.
This is the only area where I can say that I’m proud of my progress. I’m still not 100% perfect but I’m consistent when it comes to the products I do choose to purchase plastic free.

There is so much more to zero waste, when put in practice. I encourage you to do more research about this amazing movement! Are you inspired to learn more about zero waste? Read more here:





VEGAN & FAIR OUTFIT: Conscious consuming + ethically made KUKLA transformable vest


Being a conscious consumer means using the items you have to the fullest – for several years, all-year around, until it is at the end of its life. The fast fashion industry offers new clothing items in their stores every day. They encourage people to replace their wardrobe every season with new clothing and for most cases the quality of fast fashion is so bad that the pieces don’t last long anyways. That creates a massive amount of garment waste and the environment is polluted by that fast and huge production of garments. Plus, the garment workers get pressured to work fast for little to no money.
Let’s celebrate conscious consuming! This outfit is all about high quality for a long time. The ethically made Reformation dress isn’t available anymore yet still going strong, the vegan boots have been in one of my first outfit posts, the bag is ethically made in Madagascar and the vest is not just ethically made in Austria, but also transformable in endless ways so you can create an endless amount of new outfits.

transformable vest “no denim no doubt” by KUKLA

navy blue dress by Reformation (similar ones here and more dresses here)

grey overknee boots by No Animal Brand  here and here (similar ones here and here)

embellished bag “Malala” by The Noces

The star of the show today is the KUKLA vest. The concept of the clothing piece is to get creative with the vest and use a clip (available in a wide colour selection) to transform the piece into shirts, dresses, scarves, ponchos, anything you can think of. I’ve styled it in 3 ways: simply as a vest without using the clip, draping and clipping it so that there is a turtleneck-like collar and clipping it so that it shows off the dress underneath, showing a bit of cleavage. The material soft on the inside yet thick so that it keeps you warm and cozy. The denim colour matches the blue dress and the inner grey side adds dimension to the look. The vest is one size and is available in the long version that I’m wearing and in a short version, as well as several different colours (shades of browns, shades of greys, black and more) and comes with one clip to transform your style. You can buy clips separately in several different colours too.
All their products are made ethically and sustainably in Vienna and Europe.

The dress
Long sleeves keep you warm while wearing a no sleeve vest. The midi length of the dress makes it possible to cover your knees and keep you especially warm or wear it a bit shorter and hide the extra fabric under the vest. Reformation manufactures ethically in the USA and keep their business processes sustainable by reducing carbon, waste and water.


The boots
The vegan boots keep you warm while looking great. Overknee boots make every winter outfit look feminine and modern. I’ve found a lot of options for different styles which I linked at the top of this blog post.

The bag
The Noces work with family-owned businesses and sole artisans in order to maintain a close relationship with their suppliers. “We pay attention to our impact on the people and on the environment. By employing Malagasy people, we empower them and help ensure decent lives. We also promote environmentally-friendly practices in the supply chain.”





Armed Angels sweater €59.90
Collection and Co heels £90
Noumenon jacket €370
Closet London dress £85
Armed Angels skirt €49.90
Angela Roi bag $165
Closet London jumpsuit £85
People Tree jumpsuit £89
Ace & Tate sunglasses €98

If you think that buying fast fashion, and therefore enslaving factory workers in poor countries (80% women by the way) is inevitable, then think again. There are so many gorgeous fair fashion pieces that my wish list is on steroids. I obviously can’t go and put all these pieces in my cart but I love sharing my dream items with you and maybe inspire you to get one or two of these gorgeous pieces

The Alani Sweater in black €59.90

This Armed Angels body con top is made from GOTS certified organic cotton and is available in black, red and grey. I honestly can’t decide which colour I love more. They look so cute in every colour! It is ethically made in Turkey and I think I’m going to have to get it! ❤

The Ida Maroon Velvet Vinyl Court Shoes £90

These heels are so extra I love it. They combine bordeaux, velvet and clear vinyl PVC! Plus, I feel like they scream holiday season. Collection and Co is a shoe and bag brand that is all vegan and cruelty free (including the glue used)!

The Bombé Jacket €370

Now, this is more of a splurge fashion item. The price is a on the high side. But man this jacket is extra! And how perfect would it look with the velvet heels! Ugh, need it all. The coolest part: it’s made from surplus furniture fabric, it’s by Noumenon – the all vegan, cruelty free and PETA approved brand and it’s ethically produced in Lithuania,



I love changing my lifestyle to help the environment, the animals and the people on this planet. Every day you spend money and almost every decision you make or action you take is about money. And every single time you spend money, you vote. You tell the company you are giving money that you want more of the thing you just bought. It’s supply and demand: if everyone buys an iPhone, Apple will produce more. If no one buys an iPhone, Apple will stop producing.
There are so many different areas in your life where you can live more align your values and principles or simply be a better person. I personally love researching more environmentally friendly, more animal friendly, healthier and more ethical lifestyles because it’s the easiest and way to make the world a better place. Everyone can change their lifestyle and YOU can make a difference in the world! I put together a list of all the different areas of life where you can be more ethically, eco-friendly, cruelty free and healthy. I personally strive to be able to make all of these changes in my life one day – probably later than sooner though.

Tick all of these off and you’re basically a really good person with high ethical and sustainable standards! Plus, if everyone would do this, there would be no environmental pollution, climate change, animal abuse, slave labour and less diseases. Basically this earth would be an awesome place to live on.
No particular order

The do-good list:

🌍🍎be zero waste

🌍🐮🍎👩🏽be vegan

🌍🐮👩🏽🍎buy ethical, vegan & sustainable fashion

🌍👩🏽buy ethical & sustainable or second hand electronics

🌍👩🏽🐮buy ethical, vegan & sustainable or second hand furniture and home items

🌍🍎buy local and seasonal food

🌍🍎buy natural, organic and vegan cosmetics, candles and cleaning products

🌍use the things that you own for a long time vs throwing them away quickly

🌍👩🏽buy second hand and sell your own things so that they get another life

🌍👩🏽stop buying useless, low quality products

🌍only use green energy and electric vehicles

Emoji index:

🌍=good for the planet (sustainable, non polluting, eco-friendly, environmentally friendly)

🍎=good for your health

🐮=good for the animals (cruelty free)

👩🏽=good for the people (no slave labour, sweatshop free, no child labour, ethical, human rights, female emoji chosen because mostly women suffer from slave labour)

Now the version that most people can realistically live with:

reduce plastic consumption
reduce animal products consumption
include ethical & sustainable fashion in your closet
include second hand and/or ethical electronics to your electronic belongings
buy more locally and seasonally
include natural, organic and vegan cosmetic products to your regime
use belongings consciously and think twice before buying something
consider second hand
consider buying electric car or using public transportation more and/or use green energy


Is there anything you think is missing on my list? Do you practice any of the mentioned lifestyle choices?



My fair & vegan Paris look – cold France in November

P1570827I’ve been flying to Paris to celebrate my boyfriend’s and mine 5th anniversary! It was so lovely. I’ve eaten a lot of vegan food, enjoyed the architecture and have been to art and fashion museums. However, it was quite cold in the city so a comfortable and stylish, yet warming outfit was needed. I’ve worn this outfit two days in a row (which I usually never do) because it satisfied all these mentioned needs.

Laila Roll Neck Top in black by People Tree £39
Inga High Waist Denim by Armed Angels €99.90
Luxe High-Heeled Boots in Black by Wills Vegan Shoes £93
Blackberry Maxi tote bag by Alexandra K €269



The People Tree turtleneck is one of my new favourite pieces! Elegant, classy, comfortable, warming and timeless. I tucked it into my high waisted jeans and paired it with black heels and my good old coat (not ethical or sustainable – bought it a couple of years ago). Made ethically in India from organic cotton and elastane.




Jeans by Armed Angels

Another favourite of mine: the Armed Angels jeans. An everyday piece that is made ethically in Turkey from GOTS certified organic cotton and spandex. The spandex percentage is very low though, so be aware that it won’t be like your pair of stretchy jeans. They are very old school. After washing them, you’ll probably be dancing around the flat to get them on (especially my fellow big booty girls). I’ve already featured them in a couple of posts including the cossac coat outfit post and the Herbivore t-shirt post.




Boots by Wills Vegan Shoes

Although they are heels, they are super comfortable. They have that big chunky block heel and 2 big zippers on each side for you to get them on in a second. The Will Vegan Shoes are made ethically in Portugal from Italian faux microfibre materials  and are PETA approved. I’ve featured these boots in a lot of posts as well including the outfit post about my current favourite dress.



The newest member of my closet and the newest piece of this look. Perfect to hold those croissants and pain au chocolat in! This vegan bag is ethically made and I’ve already featured it in my white blouse post.

I’M A HYPOCRITE or THE SMARTPHONE STRUGGLE – child labour for a blogger’s new phone?

Social media is my thing. I spend a lot of time on my phone. I text, I watch Youtube videos, I scroll through Facebook and Instagram is my passion/ part-time job. I do spend a lot of time on my laptop too. I study for university, I write blog posts and I research stuff online (fair fashion companies, articles about labour conditions and more).
Currently I own a MacBook Air and an iPhone 6s although my iPhone is 2-3 years old and is slowly and painfully dying. I guess I’m a sucker for apple products. I love the design, I love how easy it is to use (the software) and I love that I can send photos from my laptop to my iPhone in seconds using Airdrop.

What I don’t love is the company’s production conditions. Apple is an unethical company and there is no doubt about it. They are violating human rights by supporting child labour and sweatshops. There’s a new video by the one and only Kristen Leo (her amazing blog here and her amazing Youtube channel here – it’s all about ethical fashion, vegan living, sustainable lifestyle and more) talking about Apple’s support of child labour by using unethical cobalt that you need to watch:

I want to write another detailed blog post explaining what exactly tech companies are doing that is unethical, inhumane and unsustainable but let’s keep it as that for now. Because I want to write about my personal decision and struggle here.

You all know that my closet is almost 100% filled with vegan and ethical clothing and that I buy exclusively ethical fashion. You may also know that I ditched chemical beauty products a long time ago and only use natural skin and hair care, as well as makeup products where lots of my beauty products are zero waste or plastic free. I even use mostly natural cleaning products. But what about my electronics? Why am I so unethical purchasing slave labour tech gear? First of all, there are not a lot of ethical tech products out there. A good solution here is definitely second hand (post about buying second hand coming soon!) as Kristen is also mentioning in her video. You won’t support the unethical company since the money goes to the second hand store or the previous owner. However, I am guilty of not buying second hand tech products (yet). The other solution is to buy the ethical tech brands that are available.

A great company for ethical smartphones is FAIRPHONE.

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Their phones have a long lasting design, are made from fair materials, are made under ethical conditions and are sustainable since you can order spare parts and they provide you with videos on how to repair your phone so that it lasts long.  You can buy a fairphone in the colours dark blue, red, white or turquoise here and learn more about the company here.

So what am I doing now since my phone needs to be replaced soon? Will I be like the people I get so frustrated with sometimes. That have the money to purchase ethically and sustainably made clothes but go for designer garments that are made in sweatshops and that pollute the environment. Am I a hypocrite by advertising a sustainable and ethical lifestyle while buying slave labour phones?

That is my struggle at the moment and as much as I hate myself for saying (erm writing?) that, I do have a hard time deciding if I should buy the fairphone or an old second hand iPhone or if I should stick to my bad habits and buy the new iPhone. I will have to decide in the next couple of months and will keep you updated. But I’d love to know what you think! Do you buy second hand? Do you own a fairphone? Will you be buying a new unethical smartphone? And what should I do??

FAIR & VEGAN BLOUSE AND LEGGINGS +my new vegan purse!

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Just like I said in my last outfit post, I love to make the most out of my closet. I’m wearing my comfortable and super soft gym leggings as everyday outfit and dress them up with a beautiful organic blouse and black boots. A big black vegan bag holds my laptop and necessities for work and uni while looking elegant.



I’m currently obsessed with blouses and finding ethical and sustainable pieces that are office appropriate and look elegant with an edge. This white blouse is the classic office blouse new interpreted. It has long sleeves which makes it perfect for the colder months and a comfortable wide fit. The sides can be tied up to cinch the waist which adds an interesting detail. I tied them up to bows for a feminine, more fun everyday look. The blouse is made form 100% organic cotton and I am wearing a size S.
Movinun manufactures ethically and handmade using mostly GOTS certified organic cotton which is sustainable and contributes the protection of our planet. Even their threads are GOTS certified, as well as their zippers and buttons.
The buttons are created by local artist from porcelain, each being unique. The company uses recycled paper and their own scraps of fabric to make sustainable packaging and aim towards a zero waste production.
And if that wasn’t enough, they use green energy like wind and solar energy to power their designing facilities. Additionally, they want to enable opportunities for underprivileged which is why part of our production is made by Želva d.o.o., a company that employs people with disabilities. Movinun is definitely a company that cares about the planet and people and it reminds me every time I wear my beautiful blouse!

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This comfortable and soft pair of leggings is actually active wear and I love wearing them to the gym. But conscious consumers use their clothing to the fullest. That’s why I wear them to bed, in the plane aaaand paired with this gorgeous blouse. Because -sorry Blair Waldorf – leggings are pants! They make a perfect contrast to the wide and structured blouse and feel like lounge wear while still looking elegant. The organic cotton jersey fabric is soft and warming. They are sustainably and ethically made in Egypt by SEKEM, an economic project that supports fair and sustainable businesses in Egypt.

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I’ve featured these beauties in one of my latest outfit posts already. I love that large zipper on both sides of the shoe and that chunky heel that makes walking in them so easy and comfortable. They are PETA approved, made ethically in Portugal from breathable microfibre and are water resistant.


I’ve had my eye on the Alexandra K purses for a while now. I always wanted one of her little bags but when my bestie Sarah got herself one of the Maxi tote bags in a soft blue colour, she convinced me that I need one in my life. So I ranked the Maxi tote bag in Blackberry high on my wish list and on my 21st birthday it sat on my bed in all of it’s beauty – gifted by my perfect boyfriend. My laptop fits perfectly in it, there are a lot of little pockets inside so that everything stays organised, it is structured and perfect for work, uni and traveling – which is basically my life. It has a zipper and a buckle made from gold hardware (you can choose between gold and silver).
It is ethically handmade in Poland from synthetic fabric and has won the Vegan Fashion Award. Other than lots of vegan bags, it is not made from highly toxic chemical compounds like PVC.



A took my white summer skirt out of the closet and decided that I want to make the most out of my clothes by wearing them all year round. I added a classic ethical t-shirt, a pair of killer boots and a headband to perfect the look.

Headband by Mithra
T-Shirt by Vatter (€39)
Skirt by Aware (25€)
Vegan heeled boots by No Animal Brand

The Shirt

If you want to start buying ethically and sustainably, start with the most classic clothing pieces of them all: the white t-shirt. It’s needed in every closet – male or female – and this one has a great fit. The Vatter shirt is made from GOTS certified organic cotton using only  chemical free and sustainable techniques and is ethically made in Turkey and Greece.  Lots of chemicals like pesticides are used growing conventional cotton which is harmful for the environment and people’s health. Additionally, a lot of water is used during the growing process. Organic cotton is farmed without chemicals, using only natural pesticides and fertilisers which is why a lot water is saved using natural techniques.
Vatter doesn’t just use sustainable methods in their clothing production. The company uses recycled packaging and only uses vegetable-based printing on it. The clothing pieces are shipped using DHL GoGreen.


Headband by Mithra

The headband

My favourite show as a teenager and let’s be real – still is -Gossip Girl. I used to get so excited when people told me I look like “Blair Waldorf”. She is my favourite. If you know the show then you know that headbands are her thing and I get why. They are can add the extra something to your look.
This two-coloured headband is made from soft ribbed Lycra. The fabric is sourced from Malaga. All the Mithra headband’s materials come from all over the world. The designer and founder of the brand travels all over the world and purchases the fabrics. The textiles are from México, Indonesia, California, Berlin, Dublin, and Málaga.
The headbands are all designed and Malaga, Spain and ethically produced in Malaga and Berlin. Mithra is a sustainable handmade brand inspired by nature, travel and people. Mithra emerges from my own passion to wear headpieces, hearties and head-wraps since I was a child. Our products are fair trade and hand crafted with love between Málaga (Spain) and Berlin. We support local and slow fashion. We aim to reuse everything so that we use every fabric left over possible and nothing goes waste.

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Skirt by Aware



I started this blog half a year ago. I wanted my own space where I share ethical and sustainable outfits and clothes and share a little bit of my views about sustainability, ethical and sustainable living and more.
Before I had my blog there was just Instagram. Every project starts small. The outfits were mainly by American Apparel (AA you are missed!), I had no idea about fashion photography (not saying that I don’t still have to learn), I hardly had any followers on Instagram, I had no collaborations with all these great businesses out there. However, being a full-time blogger was not my intention when I started out.
I do believe that it is possible to make a living of being a sustainable, ethical and vegan fashion and lifestyle blogger and influencer. But is that the end goal of my platforms?

What do I do when I’m not writing countless mails with ethical and sustainable businesses, creating outfits, taking photos in my outfits, editing the photos, writing a blog post and searching for new fair fashion?
– I am a full time student at the Queen Mary university of London studying Environmental Science.

Instagram, Facebook and the blog are my hobbies, my free time activities, my passion becoming more and more into a job.
I am in my second year of three years of study. In spring 2019 I officially will have my Bachelors degree.
So what comes after that?
A masters degree?
Working as a full time blogger?
Quitting blogging? Disappearing from Social Media?

The truth is that I have plans. I always have a few plans in the back of my head. Without goals I’m directionless. Even though these plans will probably change a bit or even a lot as I progress and find out more about myself, they are still there.

The truth is I’m not planning on being a full time blogger. I’m not planning on traveling the world with my boyfriend taking photos and recording videos everyday sharing outfits and living without a fixed salary. Simply because my boyfriend has his own journey, his own dreams and goals that he wants to fulfil and they don’t include being a full time Instagram husband. Simply because I want to have a greater impact on the world. Although I love reaching out to people that care about making this world a better place, it’s not enough for me. I want more. I’m not saying that being a blogger is not a valuable job. I simply want to work on other projects.
BUT don’t expect me to quit anytime soon. Maybe the topics on my blog will shift, change and turn this platform in something new. But isn’t change always good? Never settle, always progress. I don’t just care about what I wear. I care about what I eat, what I put on my body, the environmental and ethical impact of every good I purchase, the impacts of the economy and contemporary environmental issues including climate change.
For now, I don’t plan to quit outfit postings. However, I’ve been inspired lately to raise the awareness of sustainability and ethical businesses on my platforms (especially my blog). I want to write about other aspects of life too like ethical & sustainable home products, food, cosmetics – every product you buy can either have a positive or a negative impact on this world. I also want to write more about the issues that the environment and the labour market is facing. Since I am studying the environment I do want to integrate what I’ve learned and I’m learning here. My interest goes beyond the fashion industry (although it’s a big part) and I would like to talk more about the deeper background of this capitalistic system and it’s impact on the world that we experience in our everyday lives and should be talked about more.

I hope you are as excited for the future as I am!



VEGAN & FAIR OUTFIT: My new favourite dress + choker


I love dresses. They are easy to wear since you don’t have to match a top with a bottom. You just have to choose shoes and a coat/ jacket when it’s cold and you’re done. Love it.
This glittery dress is simple yet gorgeous and matches the choker perfectly. My good old black coat and my favourite heeled booties make the itsy-bitsy dress fall appropriate.

Dress by Noumenon (€118)
Choker by Noumenon €26)
Boots by Wills Vegan Shoes (£93)

The dress

I’ve had my eyes on this “Carrie” dress for a good year before I decided to buy it with some of the money I’ve earned during my internship. It’s perfection. Wear it for a night out to the club or at the bar, at daytime paired with sneakers or boots, in spring/ summer and fall/ winter (with a t-shirt or turtleneck underneath, a coat or jacket over it and warm boots). The dress is inspired by the one and only Carrie Bradshaw having her very first date with Big in Sex and the city. It’s easy and simple design made me fall in love with it. A new staple in my closet.
The fabric is amazing. It has a glittery sheen to it but it’s actually made from linen and not a plastic fabric which is why it has antibacterial properties. The dress is made ethically in Italy.
The company Noumenon is an all vegan, ethical and sustainable fashion brand based in Amsterdam.


The boots

These Wills Vegan Shoes black heeled boots look very similar to the ongoing sock boot trend that is happening right now. The add edge to the look while still looking feminine. I’ve been wearing them for a year, especially as motorcycle boots which is why they have a few scratches here and there. They are so comfortable yet stylish and made from vegan leather.

The choker

I bought the choker together with the dress. I think it matches perfectly! The label is Noumenon and you can read more about the brand at the dress section. It’s made from blush pink surplus furniture fabric.




Cossac coat











The weather gets cooler and everyone is getting their coats out of their closets. A good elegant coat is what I love since it makes your whole look more put together! I do like being comfortable so a nice coat and a good pair of shoes saves me from looking too relaxed.  Read more ›




This military jacket reminds me of my own original military jacket I stole from my mum who stole it from my grandfather who actually worked at the Austrian military. Mine is vintage from the 60s and the Rialto Jean Project jacket is American made vintage and hand painted to give it that edgy touch. Handcrafted in an art studio at South Street Seaport in NYC. “Rialto Jean Project benefits children through art, with proceeds going to support innovative art therapy programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and New York – Presbyterian Hospital.”
This jacket is making me think about painting my own jacket. What do you guys think? Should I do that DIY?

  • COSSAC £160.00

A trench coat is definitely a must in every closet. This vest trench without sleeves is a classic with a twist. It adds layers to a fall outfit and makes basic outfits look interesting. I picture this with jeans, heeled boots and a basic t-shirt. Made from 100% tencel and ethically manufactured in Poland.

  • MOVINUN 228,00 €

I see this jean fabric coat giving warmth and edge to a girly mini dress in Fall. It says “Our voices speak the future’s path” on the back which is a hidden fair fashion message. Your purchasing choices do determine how our world looks in the future. I love this thoughtful touch. The coat is made ethically by people with disabilities from 100% organic cotton.

  • ALCHEMIST €249.00

This Blazer combines two trends of this fall: blazers and metallics. Apart from that blazers can make a basic outfit look chic. This one could dress up a basic jeans and t-shirt outfit, make your dress or jumpsuit for the bar or night out outfit a little more warm and your office look more fashionable. Ethically made in Macedonia – Alchemist is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation – and shipped in biodegradable packaging.



Shirt by: Boli and Chip
Jeans by: Armed Angels
Boots by: No Animal Brand
Kimono by: Under Protection

Remember when I talked about that I’m seriously lacking basics? Well, here’s a classic “jeans and t-shirt” outfit that has that little something. The star of the show is the Herbivore t-shirt. It fits nicely and has that vegan message in an elegant design.

The shirt is made from 100% organic cotton and ethically and eco-consciously made just like all of Boli and Chip’s products. Boli and Chip is a spanish brand, created by a vegan mom that offer shirts, sweatshirts, baby clothes, kids clothes and bags, all with a vegan message, simple and minimalistic. I love their prints and elegant yet minimalistic designs and of course, their philosophy! I could also see this shirt dressed up a bit with a blazer or making it more girly with a skirt instead of jeans.

The Armed Angels jeans are my number one go-to jeans. They are tight, skinny fit, in a classic colour and a little high waisted. If you are used to High Street jeans, be aware though: these jeans don’t have that high percentage of elastane that makes them super stretchy. So when they come straight from the washing, they are a little bit difficult to put on.

OVERKNEE BOOTS (currently 80€)
You won’t believe these are vegan and made in Spain!
Founded by a model and a stylist, the styles of No Animal brand are contemporary and fashion forward. They’ve received a Vegan Fashion Award by PETA for their design, vegan philosophy and use of high quality materials including anti-bacterial materials.

KIMONO 80€ (on sale)
I’ve been wearing this kimono a lot. At home as lounge wear, when I want to add a little warmth to an outfit or an extra layer an texture. It has tassels all over and a ties in the waist. Under Protection is a Danish brand that manufactures underwear, loungewear, swimwear and more ethically using sustainable fabrics.

Life Update: Today’s my 21st birthday but you won’t be seeing me in London’s vegan restaurants and rooftop bars tonight. I’m at a field trip in the Lake District with uni until Tuesday. I do want to celebrate my 21 years on earth though – next weekend. So be excited for birthday outfits on Instagram next week! 😊






  • LANIUS €79.90

The sweater I chose is laid back and casual. It’s a bit cropped and hooded and available in black and blush pink (the “MADE FAIR” wording is a t-shirt underneath). I’d wear this to the gym or balance out the casualness by wearing it athleisure style with a tight high waisted skirt and sneakers or heels.

It’s made from GOTS certified organic cotton and is ethically manufactured.

  • PRIMNESS $185.00

This sweater gives me serious Yeezy vibes but with a girly colour choice. I’d wear this one with jeans, a choker and sneakers or flats for a casual day and maybe add a jacket if I’d leave the flat hehe

To spice it up I’d wear heeled overknee boots over the jeans. The sweater is available in 3 other colours is made from 100% organic cotton.

  • ARMED ANGELS €59.90

A classic turtleneck has to be in a list of sweaters and pullovers. It’s timeless. A turtleneck  looks good on anyone. It’s a no brainer. Jeans or black pants and flats, heels or boots will look great with the black turtleneck. Add statement earrings for a little extra touch. The price of this pullover is not scary at all and I think it’s a good first piece of fair fashion in your closet. Made from 100% cotton, part of the Fair Wear Foundation and using Fairtrade materials, Armed Angels is one of my favourite earth and people saving labels.





  • PEOPLE TREE £49.00

Pair this red top with jeans and flats or sneakers for warmer days or change the flats for boots and add a jacket for cooler days and nights. “For over 25 years, People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade producers, garment workers, artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce ethical and eco fashion collections.”

  • NOUMENON 128.00

This top can be worn with a cute lace bralette underneath and some high waisted pants along with a vegan leather jacket and heels and if you want to add a little extra than wear a hat with it. “Every fabric and garment finds its origin in Europe, to reduce as much CO2 as possible. Furthermore the ink used for the prints are environmentally friendly. Also, the brandlabels are made from recycled cotton and the tags are made of recycled paper.”

  • JAN’N JUNE 45.00

This one gives me real Jacky O vibes. A real classic. Put on some black pants, this top, sunglasses, a big structured purse and some slides or loafers and you’ll look elegant af. “The Fair Fashion startup JAN ‘N JUNE was founded by Anna and Jula in Hamburg in 2014. The idea was to create a sustainable, affordable, fair and High Fashion Brand.”


I love basics with a twist. With this top the little extra is the back. Essentials for Zula also offer bralettes with amazing back details that go perfectly with tops like this one. “All of our garments are made in-house to ensure that all pieces are crafted with the highest integrity and honesty. The garments are ethically produced and locally sourced in Thailand.”

  • KOMODO £45.00

A black classic turtleneck. Timeless and elegant for fall and Winter and definitely a must. I’m really thinking of getting this one since I moved to London and am not able to steal my mum’s turtle neck anymore. “Komodo has been a pioneer brand, promoting the use and development of Organic Cotton, Hemp, Bamboo, Tencel and other natural fibres since the early 90s. Equally important was the welfare of the suppliers and people who work in the small factory units that make our clothes.”


Sticking to the basics. That white slightly cropped cami can be worn under see-through tops like the Noumenon one above or with a cardigan, chunky scarf and thick pants to balance out the winter-bulkiness. “We manufacture in our own Los Angeles, CA factory to ensure our standards are fully executed. Vertically-integrated, local, and traceable production maximizes quality, efficiency, and employee pay, and minimizes redundancy, waste and our carbon footprint.”

  • PEOPLE TREE £75.00

There are a million ways you can wear a blouse. A blouse is your friend, people. This striped one would look so good with a blazer or a coat, jeans, sunglasses and heeled boots. Plus, not just a blouse is a must in every closet but also a piece by People Tree.

What’s your favourite? Let me know what you think of these tops!











  • THOREAU £139.00

Made from reclaimed crepe and manufactured in the UK this top is the reason why I love creating these fashion picks. The design is so chic and not at all what everyone expects from ethical and sustainable fashion. The label is using sustainable practices like minimal water and energy usage leaving a light carbon footprint.


Groceries Apparel manufacture basics made in LA from recycled cotton, recycled plastic, linen, hemp, eucalyptus and organic cotton. Their off-the-shoulder top is can be casually worn with boyfriend jeans and sneakers or dressed up with a statement necklace, heels and black pants to dinner and bar hopping.

  • COSSAC £35.00

Another basic, another million ways to wear this top. Made from ethically sourced cotton  in Europe making sure that the workers are working under fair conditions. The best part? For just £35 you can have a piece of clothing in your closet that is better quality, does not contribute to slave labour and is saving the environment! Every time you’ll wear this, you’ll feel like you do something to change the world to the better!

  • MOVINUN 94,00 €

A white blouse with a twist. The sleeves are cropped which makes the blouse less stiff looking, the neckline is not daring which makes it work appropriate and on the sides there are decorative bows which I love about this blouse! Made from GOTS certified organic cotton, this blouse is sustainable, good for the planet and made under fair working conditions.

  • THOREAU £119.00 & £149.00

Another white blouse, completely different design. The fabric of this top is a recycled cotton and linen mix which makes the blouse more loose and flowy, rather than structured. The sleeves are long with a super cute ruffle design that screams ‘Livia’. The collar and neckline  is work appropriate yet relaxed. I’m in love with this piece!

The last top I just had to include is another Thoreau blouse. Made from reclaimed crepe, manufactured in the UK and made with a light carbon footprint I fell in love with it immediately. The design is so so beautiful, I’m speechless!




Now, I know that ethical fashion pieces can be a little expensive sometimes compared to fast fashion. I do have to acknowledge that fast fashion won’t last as long as ethical fashion pieces because the quality of sustainable fair fashion is better most times. Therefore, you can buy less and spend more money and you’ll probably even save money in the long run.
However, I do understand that not everyone has e.g. €150 in their bank account for a new dress. I want to show people though that even if your closet is not filled with 100% fair fashion clothing, everyone can at least own 1 item that is supporting ethical fashion companies. A basic t-shirt is a good start! These shirts won’t leave you broke at the end of the month.

  • ARMED ANGELS €24.90

Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, ethically produced in Portugal, Fair Wear Foundation

  • VATTER 39,00 €

Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, made in GOTS certified factories in Greece and Turkey, comes in 100% recycled packaging, using DHL GoGreen

  • JAN’N JUNE 30,00 

Made from 96% organic cotton (GOTS or IVN Best certified) and 4% elastane, made in Wroclaw, Poland (guaranteed full transparency)


Made from Eucalyptus Closed-loop Micro Lyocell, made in Los Angeles, minimising carbon footprint and waste

  • CLOTH AND CO $60.00

Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton jersey, made by a small women’s stitching unit in Southern India, available in 4 other colours


Made from organic cotton (eco-certified) and elastane, made in Izmir Turkey,








  • GNANA €117.67 (on sale)

Owning two pieces by Gnana Studio already, I know the great quality of their clothing. This jumpsuit is made from organic cotton. I imagine this one-piece with a cool jacket and heels, ready for a night out at the bar. Gnana Studio only uses cruetly free, natural fabrics that are made into unique clothing pieces by hand in the founder Floriana’s atelier. The fabric wastes are send to a recycling company to be recylced.

  • PEOPLE TREE £109.00

This one is very special. The design is definitely unique and for those green Fashionistas out there. Put it on with a heels for the office and add a pair of statement earrings and a jacket for a night out. “How it’s made: Made by Creative Handicrafts, a social enterprise working to empower disadvantaged women of the slum communities of Mumbai, India. Tailors at Creative Handicrafts produce a gorgeous range of cotton garments for People Tree.”

  • LANIUS €219,90

The black Lanius romper has a sexy cutout detail in the back making it look very young and playful. It’s definitely very versatile: pair it with a vegan leather jacket and boots for a cool rocker chic look; a blazer, tights and flats for work & overknee boots and statement earrings for the bar or club. “LANIUS is GOTS-certified and uses materials that are controlled by independent institutes such as CERS and Control Union.”

  • COSSAC £140.00

The neckline of this jumpsuit is so sexy. The piece is available in black (made from tencel) and taupe (made from modal) and is perfectly suitable for an event and nightouts! “Sustainably designed and ethically produced, each quality garment is intended to be transeasonal, with the aim of minimising wastefulness and maximising usefulness.”

  • THOREAU £179.00

There’s a cutout in the back of this Thoreau jumpsuit while the neckline is more covering. This piece looks very timeless and elegant and can be dressed up with unique jewelry and heels and even worn to work or to class when paired with sneakers. Thoreau is a cruelty free label that also produces ethically and sustainably.