Shop better, live better!

What does this photo inspire you?

Personally, it makes me think of the fact that the way I consume creates change to the environment and to the natural ecosystem of the Earth. And this change is not necessarily positive…

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So here are some ideas on how to shop and consume better:

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/eating-well-on-the-cheap.htm

Don’t forget, by eating better food and doing sports, you stay healthy, so no need to spend money on medicine, health insurance and so on!

http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/How-Spend-Less-Shopping-2089224#photo-2089224

When it comes to clothes, I know this is a complicated topic for most women, so here’s an interview with Jill Chivers from http://myyearwithoutclothesshopping.com/

http://recoveringshopaholic.com/shop-less-and-live-more-an-interview-with-jill-chivers/

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Some other websites that give ideas on “green clothing”:

http://earth911.com/author/leon-kaye/

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/user/79655

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/leon-kaye

http://greengopost.com/

http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/05/ethical-eco-fair-clothing-manufacturers/

http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/buyersguides/clothing.aspx

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/ethical-fashion-directory-uk-clothing-brands-fairtrade-vegan#101

http://whereamiwearing.com/2011/08/6-clothing-companies-that-every-engaged-consumer-should-support/

http://www.cleanclothes.org/about

http://www.ethique-sur-etiquette.org/

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100893344

http://www.ethical.org.au/get-informed/clothing/

http://www.trashisfortossers.com/

http://40plusstyle.com/how-to-shop-less-and-get-a-better-wardrobe-a-style-interview-with-debbie/

Maybe this will also convince you to buy more vintage / second hand outfits:

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Why-Should-You-Buy-Vintage-Clothing-7-Great-Reasons-/10000000009769463/g.html

http://vintageclothing.about.com/od/vintagebasics/a/eco_vintage.htm

And if you don’t like what you need in vintage shops, do a tea party with your friends and switch clothing! I got a new dress and a belt at our last broc’party (brocante = flea market)! 

Photo credits: http://recoveringshopaholic.com/shop-less-and-live-more-an-interview-with-jill-chivers/ and http://sustainableman.org/

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