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Global Earth Day, Fashion Revolution week, Greenwashing and the 5 questions every consumer should ask

Global Earth Day, Fashion Revolution week, Greenwashing and the 5 questions every consumer should ask

Lilian writes about people who made a difference for her in her professional life. Doug Tompkins, founder of Esprit was one of them; his clear vision on sustainability was one of the founding pillars for her SchoolofLifeProjects.

Last week we lived thru Global Earth Day and Fashion Revolution Day with many retailers and brands competing on sustainable statements, most of it unfortunately being greenwashing. In this blog Vos speaks about the 5 questions that every consumer should ask to the retailer or the brand (s)he intends to buy from..

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Fashion dilemma; the thin line between inspiration and abuse

Fashion dilemma; the thin line between inspiration and abuse

Vos, founder of SchoolofLifeProjects comments on fashion fair Premiere Vision who still divides artwork designs to be sold into categories into 'Exotic'and 'Indian' in a time where some (Fashion) brands like Pendleton, Isabel Marant and Marni caused severe Brand damage for themselves privatizing historical and cultural elements for their products without a single contribution to the communities involved. In a time where the voices of ethnic minorities get louder Brands should seek collaboration in stead of continuation of this abuse. According to SchoolofLifeProjects this collaboration results in a more three dimensional thought thru product and a move equal division of the money made by these products.
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woven poncho made from wool with beautiful grey and off white patterns and handmade fringes

The Amazing story of Portugese Wool

This blog tells you the wonderful story of a couple named Isabel Costa and Joao Tomas who fell in love with Serra da Estrela. Next to two hotels in the region this couple took it on them to save the local Burel wool factory from bankruptcy. By doing this the local community is able to work with their century old weaving skills and in full harmony with nature around them. SchoolofLifeProjects is very proud to be working in this factory since September 2019, creating poncho's and blankets.
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a black and white sphere picture showing coils of woolen yarn

About SchoolofLifeProjects

SchoolofLifeProjects (or SoLP) started in September 2019.. In May 2019 I was at a point in my life, after having worked for more than 20 years in a Fast Fashion environment, where I did not know how to continue from a career perspective. The iron grip of a few huge players in the Fashion Retail market had hardened the grip on the retail environment and sourcing market. Lower prices, bigger volumes, faster rhythms had a huge effect on the people working in the industry and most definitely on the global environment. My eyes were really opened when the team I worked...

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