The ecological problems are not the environmental threat, that is just the symptoms, it is a question of survival of the human species, we are ourselves the worst enemy an intelligent predator at the top of the food chain eating more than sustained, doomed starving to death while having the knowledge at the same time.
War on drugs has a long history, probably long before the first opium war between The British Empire and China 1839-1842. Since the War on drugs initiated by President George W Bush, the Anti-drug abuse act of 1988) signed by President Regan Nov. 18, 1988, A law that leads to corruption on a scale unthinkable
Big Pharma invents new medicines only for patent reasons, as soon as a patent no longer are valid and medication generic other pharmaceutical companies are free to produce the same drug with a lower price. Since patenting, create a monopoly, the maker’s price setting high and hardly affordable without governmentally subsidised. At the same time pharma, untruthfully communicate unethically using their employed scientists.
Drugs that have worked for centuries become illegal since it does not bring pharmaceutical companies any profit. The newest patented drug is not tested on the long term effect (30-40 years). Without knowing the long-term impact on DNA mutations can be a dangerous path, remember the drug Thalidomide? Big Pharma is gambling with our future and the coming generations.
Recommended editorial columns Refashioned making cutting edge clothing from upcycled materials. Refashion core is a critic of contemporary waste and throw away culture and visually shows it possible to work differently.
The third post in the series from Green fashion to Refashioned examine the roots and heritage of fashion activism around the 1990s and up to the Fashion Revolution. Refashioned is a critic of contemporary waste and throw away culture by creating cutting edge clothing from recycled materials and a visual manifestation of designing fashion differently
Refashioned, innovative design in the sustainable era. Part Two. The second post in the series from Green fashion to Refashioned examine sustainable fashion past history and the context.
Refashioned is a terminology used to describe a novel use of upcycled materials and crafting dead stock (materials not wanted or usable) of the high-speed society and transforming, stitched, patched into unique hand-made clothes. Follow the series of post From Eco-Fashion to Refashioned
Ten reasons to ban the plastic bag Manifest. Around the world, we use nearly 1000 billion’s plastic bags annually. Plastics are made of non-renewable energy sources oil, and it takes nearly two kilograms of oil to produce a kilogram of plastic.
Ten reasons to ban the plastic bag. Around the world, we use nearly 1000 billion’s plastic bags annually. Plastics are made of non-renewable energy sources oil, and it takes nearly two kilograms of oil to produce a kilogram of plastic.
Argentinian Florencia Salvioni debuted as a model at the age of 18. In Buenos Aires Dotto Models, staff discovered her. Florencia firstly became the face of Argentinian brands such as Kosiuko Denim Brand and Ricky Sark any. She like any other girls dream of a successful fashion-modelling career. Florencia passion for travelling often with colleague and friend Alessandra Ambrosio
Fashion models Illustration series Ana Beatriz Barros. At the age of 13, Ana Beatriz Barros was picked out by a representative from Elite Model Management, while she and her sister Patricia, were vacationing in Rio de Janeiro.
The German-born model was discovered by Alexander Wang after a photography found on her blog Her confidence, nonchalant and unfussy about her beauty and sexuality soon became Wang’s muse. She featured the 2015 Pirelli Calendar alongside Adriana Lima and Raquel Zimmermann. With her blonde hair, dark brown eyes, curvy body, smile and sensuality reminds by many as a modern version of the French model Brigitte Bardot, model, actor and sex symbol.
Camille Rowe Fashion model Illustration series. Camille Rowe Parisian born fashion model discovered while still studying Camille signed with the Parisian Agency GIRL. She appeared in several editions of Victoria Secrets Catalogues and debuted 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Paris
It is time for a new and more humane drug policy in the world; drugs must be on prescriptions from doctors like all other medications. There are many reasons for this. The last 20-30 years of international and in this case Norwegian drug policy have been unsuccessful, stained by old attitudes, powerless without the will to do things differently.
Daria Werbowy fashion models illustration series. Daria signed with the Toronto based model agency Susan J. Model & Talent Management at the age of 14, however, It wasn’t until she signed with IMG that she began to gain attention from the fashion industry
Ana Claudia Michels fashion models illustration series. Ana Claudia Michels was signed 1997 by Mega Agency Brazil. She debuts 1999 at the spring Marc Jacobs show in New York
James Lovelock is an English chemist, doctor, author and scientific instrument developer. A man well known by many people nevertheless, few understand the importance of Lovelock groundbreaking work as a scientist and environmentalist. Read more.
Diagrams library updates June 2018 with 18 new diagrams. The library is a part of the Denim and Eco Fashion Dictionary. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms
Denim Dictionary update June 13 illustrated terms added. Denim dictionary is a part of Eco Fashion Dictionary and Diagrams library. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco Fashion Encyclopedia update June 45 illustrated terms and 15 diagrams added. Eco Fashion Dictionary is a part of the Denim Dictionary and Diagrams library. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Angela Lindvall is the first model presented in the fashion models illustrations series. She was discovered at the age of 14 in a fashion show in Kansas City
During the research finding root causes of our ecological crisis I became aware that is not the environment we need to save but humans from a disease that kills more people than any war, hunger or natural catastrophy all together, is called greed. The disease has since the beginning of the industrial revolution created a small elite of extremely rich families that have always made sure they are in control, they financed first World War and financed the next and are right now causing global genocide.
The remade fashion store is closed at the moment as I am in India and it reopens open mid-April 2018. The concept is named Indian Urban Nature Line and it will highlight a new and modern way of making traditional yoga pants and clothing for relaxation and meditation
Diagrams library update December 11 visuals added. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco Fashion Dictionary update December with 38 illustrated terms and 11 diagrams added library. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms
Do we have a story crisis, the final warning is the third post in a series discussing how a small elite have over the last century created a very unhealthy and dangerous situation for the human race and the future of Gaia by manipulating governments, take control over money, use debt strategies and control UN, World, Bank, IMF and many other organisations that control the working class.
The Chinese model Chang Chun Xiao, a study of a fashion model part two. Illustrations Kenneth Buddha Jeans
The Chinese model Chang Chun Xiao, a study of a fashion model part one. Illustrations by Kenneth Buddha jeans
Global markets are now dominated by global corporations which are among the most undemocratic and unaccountable of human institutions. Behind these are a few powerful families that control everything from governments to banking. All around the world are signals of an ecological crisis melting ice, extreme weather; the disappearing rainforest to soon will lead to a humanitarian crisis.
We have an economic crisis and an ecological crisis the complexity of nature shows these similarities will sooner or later crash into each other. When the separation in nature started, resources need in one place will be missing in another. Everything is connected in time and space and when they crash it cannot be controlled. Part One.
Diagrams Library updated with 22 visuals and 37 illustrated terms added Eco Fashion Dictionary July. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco-fashion dictionary update July 2017 with 40 illustrated terms and 22 visuals added Diagrams Library. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Pema Chädrön is a wise woman and this book is an important book for everybody not only Buddhists, in a world developing faster than ever with more choices than ever. Still, we have developed a world of fear with financial crises and terrorism. This beautiful book is pinpointing the need to develop true compassion for others. Read more…
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Diagrams Library updated with 15 visuals May. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco-fashion dictionary updated with 46 illustrated terms and 15 visuals added Diagrams Library May. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
The green manifesto is not a measurable tool for sustainability, nevertheless, the fundamental basic and source of inspiration and comany values. Eastern religion and culture have since the 60’s change many westerners view on the relationship between materialism and spiritualism, the basic foundation for our environmental philosophy.
Improved new dye overview includes related terms eco-denim-diagrams. More than 1000 terms all illustrated with graphics and diagrams. Read more..
Textile Fibre overview links to all the different terms regarding fibre in the Eco-Fashion and DenimDictionary. Eco-fashion dictionary 1200 terms all illustrated, includes denim dictionary
For the last 2-3 years we have published a separate newspaper on sustainable fashion around the world. The news are delivered from different writers, newspapers, blogs, fashion organisation and people who loves fashion and care for the environment. It’s out daily with latest news on sustainability within fashion. Read more..
DIY Punk Tees History And Fashion Lookbooks. It had to come something new, the anti-establishment punk movement happened simultaneously, in the UK and America they just did not know. Punk as a youth cultural movement lasted in fact very short. Nevertheless, changed the way we dress, music and created a new DIY culture of freedom
Happy birthday Earth Day 2017. It all started in 1970 when people started to wake up from their Disneyland-like dreams in the suburbs and understood that if they did not start doing something about the environment it would be the end of human civilization. The hippies became grown-ups. Hippies with children on their shoulders marching with anti-button slogans, long hair, and with a little help from “Lucy in the sky with Diamonds” made it clear for the smartest that the visions they projected while high was the same visions shared by natives-aboriginals- Indians and tribal people for thousands of years. See The Earth video from Michael
I know how to handle and take care of clothes. the vest was a present from the Levi Strauss Nordic division in 1995 as they designed limited edition of 200 silver leather vest not for commercial sales. It was designed originally for Bono in U2 for their world tour 94-95. I have never used the vest as its extreme cool. In excellent condition, no defects.
These are very rare trainers which i have had for a while and get a lot of people noticing them (they are hard to get). The shoes have only been used in competitions, not training. I am a jeans designer with more than 7 years working for Levi Strauss Europe, Middle East & Africa. Therefore I know how to handle rare and valuable clothes-shoes. These shoes have not been used for ears, last run Marathon Paris year 2000.
For sale Nike Air Max Tremble 173304 001 black-true red medium size. Very rare trainers futuristic style without laces
Diagrams Library updated with 21 visuals March. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco-fashion dictionary updated with 43 illustrated terms March. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
In the series Greatest Original Environmentalist, ¨the This story starts 2500 years ago, then a young prince in the his search for happiness left all materialism behind in his search for something he never felt inside his castle. Entering the modern times and two of the greatest thinkers finally meet with a time span of nearly 2500 years between them both in a spiritual and as science matter. One cannot write a personal history of the largest movement in the history of all times without science of Einstein or the spirituality of Buddha
Global Earth Day and Greenpeace gathered millions of Americans to march for a better and safer world. Greenpeace started their battle against companies and countries that destroyed the life in the sea. Sea Shepard the pirate ship of Greenpeace became one of the most well-known boats ever. Arne Næss founded Deep Ecology movement based upon The movement deep ecology founded by the Norwegian professor, climber, boxer, and Renaissance man Arne Næss.
How to design sustainable? A series of post introducing the different frameworks and approaches to design in the sustainable era. From biomimicry to design with nature. A must read..
A must read for any designer or people working within sustainable product design and particularly in textile industry. Introduction to the following approaches and frameworks for product design in the sustainable era.
A new series of posts discussing nanotechnology in the textile industry The mission is to provide quality information for those who are not so familiar with the prefix of nano and its terminology.
The Sustainable development can merely happen without a spiritual parameter.
In 1970, we were hippies, experimented with drugs that could open our minds and somehow make us change the world to a better place. We ate vegetarian food was against the war, nuclear weapons, acid rain and got stickers on a Volkswagen van back window saying no war and peace & love. My hair was long; worn out, and brown corduroy flared and white tunica from Greece.
Brain meditation Infographics is a visual guide and introduction to meditation, the most effective tool for finding happiness. A sustainable lifestyle means less focus on materialism and an increased focus on spiritualism. Happiness is a better tool to measure human well-being than money and meditation is the key to unlock it.
Applying system thinking as an approach to sustainable design is the last post in a series discussing the different framework and approaches to sustainable design. A complex society with many different challenges for the near future demands a framework that puts complexity into a simpler way of doing things than before. Find out how!
Eco-fashion Dictionary updated with 31 illustrated terms November. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
How to manufacture Nanotechnology textiles is the third post in the series Nanotechnology in the fashion industry and discuss how nanotechnology is applied to the textile fibres. One of the most important and advanced parts of developing garments is surface design. A considerable amount of research is taking place in the field of surface modification of textiles with a view to improving properties and processes
Diagrams Library updated with 10 visuals April. The recent posts have been discussing Nanotechnology textile industry, therefore, most visuals are related to everything’s prefix nano. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 32 illustrated terms April. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
The second post in the series on nanotechnology in fashion discuss material properties at nanoscale, self-assembly and what is top down and bottom up nanomanufacturing? Follow the new series on the fascinating prefix nano in the fashion world.
What is nanotechnology in fashion? Is a new series of posts discussing nanotechnology in the textile industry? The mission is to provide quality information for those who are not so familiar with the prefix of nano and its terminology.
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 26 illustrated terms and 6 visuals in Diagrams Library. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
The third and final post in the series of happiness explores the ancient forms of meditation and how we can benefit from it. Is meditation a scientifically approved method for increased happiness? Yes, new science proves that meditation is an effective tool.
Eco Fashion dictionary updated with 36 illustrated terms January. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Denim Dictionary updated with 43 illustrated terms January. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Happiness comes when we manage to escape our desire is the second post in a series discussing happiness and human well-being in the twenty-first century
Happiness comes from harmony, not money or fame is the second post in a series discussing what makes us happier, Happiness is one of the most important elements for sustainable development and personal growth in the twenty-first century. Therefore, we have decided to create a happiness category to explore the elements that lead to greater human qualities and improve equality without increasing the desire for materialism through consumption.
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 39 illustrated terms December. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
The deeper meaning of water. We live in a time of transition, what we are today come from our thoughts of yesterday. The bridge to a better sustainable future could only make possible from our thoughts and action. To start a campaign with charity: water raising money for people in need of life basic need is a result of this action.
Thanks to all people that so generously supported our charity: water fundraising projects by donation or purchase of an Eco bag. I would like to share a video update on our fundraising projects that we just received from Cambodia. It’s about the latest development of charity: water projects we support economically.
21st centuries seek restorative solutions for the planet. The sustainable design process needs to seek to be restorative of the planet rather than destructive, reverse impacts, eliminate externalities and increase natural capital by supporting the biophysical functions provided for by nature. Read more.
Run-DMC, is one of the most influential hip-hop groups from queen, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay. Not only powerful music wise, it was also one of the very original groups that realized and developed the business potential of a whole new industry Hip-hop, the first that signed endorsement contract with a multinational clothing brand Adidas ($1.6 million). Furthermore, they pioneered and explored the musical collaboration ship across genre and importance of MC and DJ relationship.
Diagrams library updated with 11 visuals October. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 30 illustrated terms October. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Design with nature discusses the Permaculture design framework. Nature is not served by rigid laws, but by rhythmical, reciprocal processes, this must be kept in mind. We need to re-discover cycles, pulsation and subtler transmissions of nature energies that actually science took away because of its materialistically based methodology
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 31 illustrated terms August. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Diagrams library updated with 16 visuals September. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
The natural step is a framework for sustainable design and the fifth post in a series that aims to discuss the different framework and ways to approach for sustainable fashion design. The natural step method with is rooted in a scientific an approach on how to solve complex problems; system thinking.
We are most certainly living in a period of time of the greatest importance for human survival in the twenty-first century. Even for non-environmental interested person words and terms such as global warming, sustainable development and sustainability has become mainstream; sustainability, for example, is today one of the most-used words in the English vocabulary.
Eco fashion dictionary is updated with twenty-one new terminologies, and eight diagrams are added to the sustainable fashion library. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms
The Gandhi quote formed as a bicyclist (environmental-friendly), and at the same time visualize his famous trademark the glasses. Only $7 whereof we donate 50% of the sales to water projects managed by charity: water
Diagrams library updated with 5 visuals June. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 15 illustrated terms June. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Buddha love and compassion quotes. Illustration Kenneth Buddha Jeans
The previous ways of designing, manufacturing and product consumption since the industrial revolution has failed and caused tremendous damage. Product Lifecycle assessment is the fourth post in a series that aims to discuss the different approaches and framework for sustainable fashion design that can make a difference.
The megacity infographic shows the current numbers of the city inhabitants worldwide. Out of 30 megacities, 17 are Asians, 5 Europeans, 6 Americans (both south and north) and finally 2 Africans. At the beginning of the twentieth century, 10% of the world’s population lived in the city’s, a century later more than 50%.
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Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 22 illustrated terms April. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Yesterday on Earth day the weather was beautiful I decided it was a perfect opportunity to celebrate the day in the right environment “nature”. Outdoor spending time without digital stuff is liberating, the true value of being without twenty-first century largest addiction opens another world to creativity, curiousness, thoughts and staying in the present.
Fast fashion biggest enemy is efficiency, sustainability, and preservation; fast fashion mission is to move clothes rapidly in order to continue cyclical consumption. Whereof sustainability is slowing down the cycle. H&M communicate heavily their green profile, however, is it green-washing?
Cradle to cradle an approach and framework for sustainable design. This is the third post in a series that aims to discuss the different approaches and framework for sustainable fashion design. Previous posts on nature capitalism and biomimicry.
Biomimicry as nature builds it is the second post in a series whereof we discuss the different design tools for sustainable fashion, to give an introduction to these frameworks advantages and limitations. Read more.
We are living in a world with limited stocks of physical and biological resources. Nature provides many services that benefit our society, however previous ways of designing have caused serious damage to the earth. How can we change it?
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 18 illustrated terms March. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
The intention is a planned product with a limited lifespan. The most common form of product obsolescence is the fading out of product when new versions with major or brand new minor innovations, colors, etc. are replacing the current product line; however, planned product obsolescence is another story.
We are losing Earth’s greatest biological treasures, just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth’s land surface; now they cover a mere 6%, and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.
Amazonian deforestation is a serious problem with global consequences. Not only does the destruction of these tropical forests disrupt biological diversity and other land uses, but it is now believed that the removal of this vital terrain is contributing to the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere. Long-term results of this phenomenon are now linked to climate change and fund’s performance.
We live in a challenging time; we cannot survive the next century continue as we have. The years ahead require a fundamental change towards a sustainable lifestyle; it will maybe take 20-30 years before an outcome is seen. Therefore, actions are required and can only be founded upon a spiritual approach whereof compassion is the most central value for a successful sustainable future.
The prices and coolness of fashion have been taken out of the clothes and people spending on garments has declined over the last 100 years, do we need a revolution in the fashion industry to rebuild traditional values such as quality, durability, and uniqueness? Can increase manufacture cost save the poor reputation of fashion?
Fashion is one of the industries managing to lower production cost for many reasons; low-wage workers with jobs in unacceptable manufacturing facilities that produce garments fast, with low-quality fabrics. However, can increase manufacture cost save the poor reputation of fashion? Part two.
The denim jeans Infographic give the insight to pop culture icon number one The Jean. The history of denim jeans company Levi Strauss Co. Learns more about the original American brand that gave us the workwear look already in 1853.
One of the key messages from Gandhi “you must be the change throughout the world” is about sustainable lifestyles and our environment. The graphic message has received several awards for good design. Gandhi’s statement shaped like a bicyclist on a bicycle (environmental friendly) and simultaneously visualize his notable trademark the “lenses.”
Denim dictionary updated with 12 illustrated terms. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Today’s environmental quotes by Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki. Dr. David Suzuki is the main founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, his remarkable work as a scientist, environmentalist, author, broadcasters honored with several awards important both in Canada and internationally
The first known use of t-shirts is dated back to 1913 and the Spanish-American War, in the beginning, used by the U.S. Navy as underwear garments. Later during World War II, t-shirts became frequent to see veterans wearing t-shirts as a part of their uniform pants in a casual way. However, the t-shirts real breakthrough happened when Marlon Brando wore white tees in the youth rebellious movie from the 1950s «A Streetcar Named Desire».
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 7 illustrated terms November. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 14 illustrated terms October. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 10 illustrated terms June. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
All too often high street chains whine about how hard it is for them to improve human rights, and how they’d change but consumers don’t want it. It’s become their get out clause. And by saying consumers have a responsibility, we reinforce that myth. It also overlooks that slavery; poverty and disaster happen at the higher end of the fashion too.
If a garment should call itself truly sustainable, a few criteria must be met. A sustainable garment is arguably something that most fashion brands try to promote one way or another. For example, the mega retail brand H&M uses somehow the term “more sustainable” describing their effort to practice environmentally friendly textile fabrics in their garment production and retail sales.
Denim Dictionary updated with new illustrated terms September. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 13 illustrated terms September. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
Check out the brand new denim and eco fashion. The dictionary contains more than 1000 terms on Eco fashion and denim culture, all illustrated. Check it out!
The world is in an ecological crisis. All around the world are signals of a globe in trouble, melting ice, extreme weather; the disappearing rain forest Companies and wealthy investors put their money in water resources rather than oil. We are obligated to rethink past actions. The big question is how shall these problems be solved? Can Buddhism contribute with fresh ideas for a successful sustainable future?
A combination of demographic, technological, and economic trends has accelerated the ability of humans to modify their built and natural habitats. Growth in the world’s economic sectors—including agriculture—and urban center is changing the landscapes of our Earth and multiplying the flow of goods and services derived from water and other natural resources.
In New York juxtapose of culture, nationality and language made young people pulse to beat with the music; small clubs appeared such as the Loft, Circus, Xenon and Paradise Garage in 1976. Disco was made for dancing, and the traditional 7-inches vinyl grew to 12 inches as DJs mixed songs to make dancers absorb with the beat. In the early 1970s, the Gay movement and women’s liberation progressed, made people open up and proud. Village people, Grace Jones, Gloria Gaynor, Chaka Khan and Bee Gees made disco popularity grew and together with one of the greatest musicals from last century Saturday Night fever made it massive. DJs and doormen became brand-new stars, and club cultures grow strong, when Studio 54 opens their doors in 1977, it soon became the playground for celebrities.
The 1970s were probably the most exciting decade of the last century, both in politics, youth culture, music, and fashion. It was the decade we got introduced to a digital new future, the first home video games as Atari became a youngster biggest wish for x-mas, all we wanted was a digital watch and the electronic pocket calculators made math easy at school. During the 1970s, we experienced the flower power culture, in California a group of surfers named z-boys revolutionized skateboarding, and up in the mountains of Yosemite, another group of youngsters invented modern sports climbing. They were called dirtbags and should become heroes and icons for people who wanted something else out of life than a regular nine to five job.
The Ramones weren’t an art band; they were trying to be heavy-metal bubble-gum, the 1970’s Fashion Lookbooks
Ramones true denim icons and punk rock band wearing faded blue denim jean’s regular fit, straight legs, and a skinny fit. The Levi 505 zip fly jeans made in the 60s is a genuine classic. Be careful because the Levi, 505 fit today is different and cannot be compared with the 60s or 70s fit. London may have been ground zero for punk, but the loud, manic sounds of the Ramones are 100% American
Dirtbags is one of many posts about sub-youth movements and fashion lookbooks from the 1970s. Earlier posts the 70s American biker culture, the hippie’s movement, pioneers of skateboarders in California between 1975-1979. Other important movements were the punk sub-culture, disco club culture New York 1978, and the mod revival 1979 will be posted soon.
The mod culture fashion and origin roots came from the increasing affluence of post-war Britain; the youths of the early 1960s were one of the first generations that did not have to contribute their money from after-school jobs to the family finances. Therefore, a new shopping culture evolved as young adults and mod teens could use their disposable income to buy stylish clothes.
In a small pub in Sheffield, one month later the Clash made their first live acts as the support act for the Sex Pistols. The Clash was larger than punk, more fashionable than the Sex Pistols, and took the best of punk; juxtapose of reggae, working-class protest songs and Spanish guitars. Bands as U2 would never have happened if it wasn’t for The Clash, their style changed the attitude of rock and roll, once cool band high on cocaine driven their Rolls Royce into a swimming pool became utterly childish.
In 1975 came the one of most important youth cultural movement since the 1950s, in only 18 hectic months punk should change music, fashion and politics. The punk movement became incredible large in America and England and was the young generation voice against the established, bands as The Sex Pistols manage to shake up England and divided the country, those under twenty-five soon dresses in black leather jackets, spikes, worn-out black jeans, military boots, safety pins in their nose and heavy black eyeliner.
Skating became big in the 1970s; however, almost disappeared before the end of the decade. In America, young surfers waiting restlessly for waves, and while waiting, they started surfing the streets. Summer 1975 in California was extremely dry; a water restriction forced most pool owners to close their pool, and it wasn’t long until hundreds of swimming pools across L.A fell prey and was drained to conserve precious water. A group of surfers known as Z-boys crew should revolutionize and create modern skateboarding in 1977
The hippies’ movement actually started in the early 1960s and exploded with summer of love in 1967; exuberant hippies fashion, youth culture led by rock idols such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin expresses individuality with feathers, fringe, beads, tie-dye, and a rainbow of eclectic ethnic influences. Hippies in the 1970s were vast, the music festivals were the big thing, four to five days dancing in muddy fields became a utopia for the massive hippies’ movement
The highways across America became a symbol of freedom; Hells Angels attracted young men offering an alternative lifestyle without a house in the suburbs, mortgage and regular working hours. Inspired by Peter Fonda Captain America films Easy Rider (1969) the culture grows strong and soon became an important part of the music, fashion, and youth culture
Environmental quotes today is from the famous actor, producer, director, and environmentalist Robert Redford; since the 1970s Redford has been an active environmentalist and through his website Redford Center, donations and engagement inspired today’s film actors and the green wave
The Sustainable consumer, yesterday, today and tomorrow is a slideshow based upon research from REACT, RISK, Ford Trend book 2013 and fashion futures 2025 posted over the last weeks.
The last posts 2013 the year sustainable and Eco fashion reached the mainstream consumer? How do the brand new Eco and sustainable consumer look like? Re-thinking Environment and sustainable development in the Twenty-first Century have mainly focused upon necessary changed needed in corporate culture and how and why the new sustainable consumption is rising
Latest posts how do the new Eco-fashion and sustainable consumer look like? Describes the status of a brand-new type of eco-consumer evolved over the last years, more aware of environmental problems caused by fashion and willing to make a change. Research shows today that most people consider themselves as green consumers and that they feel it is an obligation to recycle
Latest posts how do the new Eco and sustainable consumer look like? The post described status of a new type of eco consumer evolved over the last years, more aware about environmental problems caused by fashion and willing to make a change. Research shows today that most people consider themselves as green consumers and that they feel it is an obligation to recycle. Ford trends 2013 describe a consumer that are less concern with material wealth and a belonging to values less easy to measure as happiness; the research is building up and talks about the same issues as the research we did last year named the future is now, megatrends towards 2020.
Eco Fashion Dictionary updates June 2013. New terminologies added dictionary and a brand new library of diagrams, illustrations and visuals included. The dictionary contains more than 1000 terms all illustrated. Check it out!
In the early nineties, the seeds of sustainable fashion were sown and the concepts of environmentally friendly fabrics and recycling growing. In Antwerp, the designer Martin Margiela worked outside the frames of regular fashion, deconstructed and reconstructing bits and pieces of artful ideas. The Italian designer Lamine Kouyatè (label Xuly-Bet) scanned flea markets in Paris reconstructing plaids, dresses and old under-garments into brand new concepts
Eco-fashion dictionary updated with 12 new terms May. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms
Al Gore regards himself an environmental activist and author in 2009 he published the book “An Inconvenient Truth”, won a Grammy Award and in 2007, the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” won Academy Award 2006. Al Gore was nominated for Time’s “Person of the year 2007.” He has recently published “The Future assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come”
Environmental Quotes The Buddha. Today´s quotes focus on water issues. Water is the most precious commodity and a gift to all people on this planet and should be shared equally. Nevertheless, more than 800 million people lack access to clean drinking water around the world
I guess the lack of understanding of what of lies within a sustainable philosophy, corporate ethics, and green thinking. The core of the basic values of business ethics and a sustainable approach are missing in traditional western philosophies, and that it is time to Re-thinking Environment and Development in the Twenty-first Century
Megatrends 2000 were the first signal of sustainable design for the jeans giant Levi Strauss Co. A major shift from materialism to spirituality will start to develop. People all over the world are abandoning a “has it all” materialistic drive in favor of burgeoning appetite for spirituality. People around the world are expressing a deep need for things spiritual. Part Two
There is an honest connection between Buddhism and the environment; when looking at the quotes from Buddha and thousands alike about the Buddhism wisdom; it is clearly discovered that nature is present in numerous parts of his teachings
Nelson Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary which served as President of South Africa between 1994-1999. He was the first elected fully representative, black President to hold the office in South Africa, the former apartheid regime. In his years as President Nelson Mandela focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized inequality, racism, and poverty
Updates May 2013, new terminologies added Eco Fashion dictionary. The new dictionary holds more than 1000 terms on sustainable fashion all illustrated. Check it out!
One of the largest clothing companies around the world except for Inditex (Zara) is H&M. H&M has 2900 stores operating in 45 markets with an extremely aggressive growth strategy of 10-15% new doors each year. They scream loudest of all the brands about their ability to do well for our planet and H&M gain massive PR from it. Since they are screaming loud, they probably have taken into considerations that if they get caught in any scandal, they will fall hard
Ayn Rand was a philosopher, screenwriter, and novelist. Her most well-known books are the Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. As a philosopher, she developed a philosophical system called Objectivism. In art, she boosted romantic real, however, critical to most philosophers and their philosophical traditions
Kraftwerk was created in the German city Düsseldorf; the band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970, fronted by them until Schneider’s departure in 2008. Their signature is easily recognizable driving; repetitive rhythms with strong melodies, minimalist strictly electronic instruments, almost naïve lyrics simplified and at times sung through a vocoder of computer speech software
The eco-lifestyle and sustainable fashion today could not have flourished if it was not for the early environmental activists in the 70’s. It was the most politically, important and exciting decade who young people dared to speak against the established.
Environmental Quotes Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has won the Golden Globe award for his role in Aviator 2004 and been nominated more than ten times. However, the most important is his love and work for the environment
Happiness Quotes Marilyn Monroe. She was a singer, actor, model, and film producer. Marilyn Monroe most known films are River of No Return, Niagara, “Some Like It Hot,” The Misfits; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven-Year Itch. Her fine curves, blond hair, and smile soon gave her the title America’s sex symbol and became the ultimate look of a pinup model, her stardom is in the same league as James Dean and Marlon Brando
Environmental Quotes John F. Kennedy, he was known for his speeches that are today considered iconic. President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. His resting place in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia US
Gisele Bündchen is the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme, model, and film actress. However, her involvement in charity works both in environmental projects and natural catastrophes are recognized by many, Harvard’s 2011 Global Environmental Citizen was given to Gisele in recognition of her eco-efforts
We live in the electric age where the simple numbers of zeros and ones make the pattern of a spider web so fine-tuned that I can present today my favorite hand-picked stuff around the globe to be shared with someone who likes it
Marilyn Monroe Fashion Lookbooks and denim icon. Marilyn Monroe is one of the greatest denim Jean’s icons in fashion history; male stars before her as James Dean and Marlon Brando made denim rebellious, dangerous and sexy in the mid-50s. Soon Marilyn became the female version, a self-dependent woman equally sexy and rebellious
Happiness quotes Kate Moss. The supermodel and businesswoman Kate Moss is one of the most famous women globally, the top model is involved in several music projects and committed too many organizations charity works, including Cancer, War Child, Make Poverty History and AIDS
The series of post Iconic moments in denim culture, today fashion lookbooks from the American punk rock band The Ramones. Their style was as basic as their music, classic black leather jacket, Converse shoes, skinny Levi 505 zip fly made first in 1967. The style was completed with a rock graphic t-shirt worn as skinny as their jeans and finally Converse shoes
Environmental Quotes Vivienne Westwood is regarded as the most influential punk fashion designer that created punk DNA in the mid-70s. She and Malcolm McLaren revolutionized fashion, its place in society and still, their impact is vast
Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with 6 illustrated terms March. Eco Fashion Dictionary contains 1200 illustrated terms.
E. F. Schumacher was an internationally influential economic thinker, statistician, an economist. In 1955, Schumacher traveled to Burma as an economic consultant where he developed the principles of what he called Buddhist economics, based on the belief that good work was essential for proper human development and that production from local resources for regional needs is the most rational way of economic life.
Kurt Cobain fashion lookbooks and denim icon. Kurt Cobain was the lead singer in the punk rock inspired band Nirvana and icon of Grunge culture. Nirvana’s second album Nevermind is one of the bestselling rock albums of all times and sold more than 50 million copies worldwide
Happiness quotes Kurt Cobain. Kurt Cobain was the lead singer and songwriter in the band Nirvana founded in 1985 one of the most promising songwriters of its time. Despite enormous popularity, Kurt led from depression and did not handle the stardom situation well. Kurt Cobain committed suicide on April 5th, 1994 with a gunshot to his head, only 27 years old
Today’s environmental quotes are by the American black nationalist leader Malcolm X who articulated concepts of race pride and Black Nationalism in the early 1960s
Rachel Carson was an environmentalist, marine biologist, and writer; her books became very important for the environmental movement and are today classics. The Sea Around Us, The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring is her remarkable books; in particular, Silent Spring became a book of importance, nevertheless heavily argued
Bruce Springsteen Fashion Lookbooks and Denim Icon. Bruce Springsteen is the heart and soul of America; the jeans represent something solid, quality and everlasting originally work-wear. He is widely known for his love of the American heartland rock, poetic lyrics. “Born in the U.S.A.” and “Born to run” has sold more than 65 million albums in the US and more than 120 million worldwide
Environmental quotes Mother Teresa. 45 years of her life Mother Teresa devoted to the poorest of the poor, sick and dying. In 1997, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity had over 4,000 sisters, and a brotherhood of 300 members, operating 610 missions in 123 countries. In 1979 she was Awarded Noble Peace Prize
Steve McQueen Fashion Lookbooks And Denim icon. Steve McQueen was a hot and successful film actor in the 1960s and 1970s, known for his coolness, good looks, and toughness. He became a youth cultural icon in the same league of James Dean, Marlon, Brando and Marilyn Monroe
He was the first Buddhist monk to use the term Engaged Buddhism this happened in the Vietnam War and written in the book Lotus in a Sea of Fire. Thích Nhât Hanh has published more than 100 books. He is active in the peace movement, promoting non-violent solutions to conflict; he has a monastery and practice center in France, east of Bordeaux called Plum Village
James Dean Fashion Lookbooks And Denim Icon. James Dean was an introvert, mystical and shy outsider that soon became the icon of youth culture with the appearance in movies such as Rebel Without A Cause (1955), Giant (1956) and East Of Eden (1955)
Environmental Quotes Sitting Bull. He was a Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux holy man) who led his people as a tribal chief in the resistance against the United States government
Fashion Quotes by Oscar Wilde. He wrote one novel, nine plays and countless short stories, and essays. Oscar Wilde was an exponent of aesthetic values more than social or moral themes also known as the Aesthetic movement, this dogma was known for the phrase “art for art’s sake”
Environmental quotes. Today environmental quotes by the environmental philosopher, climber, boxer, and renaissance man Arne Næss, the founder of the Deep Ecology Movement
Environmental quotes by the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu founder of Taoism. He was best known as the author of Tao-Te-Ching, the book exemplifies his philosophical thoughts and can be translated “Old Man” or more correctly Old Teacher”.
Biomimicry in design for a sustainable future, cut material cost, energy saving and reduce waste is just a few advantages when imitating natures way of doing things
At the core of developing a sustainable design is to learn a basic set of values and understanding that things are interconnected
Happiness quotes for a better and more sustainable world. Today quote by Dalai Lama. The always smiling leader of the exile Tibetans. Happiness quotes for a better and more sustainable world. Today quote by Dalai Lama. The always smiling leader of the exile Tibetans
Environmental quotes for a better and more sustainable future. Today environmental quotes by The Buddha on water issues. He became a spiritual leader and teacher whose life serves as the foundation of the philosophy or religion of Buddhism
The non-violence philosophy of Gandhi, the anti-war activist, leader of India’s independence movement, freedom fighter, and environmentalist, his words makes a difference even today. Gandhi was nominated to the Nobel Peace Prize five times between 1937 and 1948, however, was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; one of the biggest mistakes done by the Nobel Prize Committee
Albert Einstein quotes on the environment. Einstein was a great scientist and at the age of twenty-six the world’s leading physicist. Nevertheless, even a greater humanist and environmentalist
Eco fashion dictionary updated with new terms and graphics. The dictionary contains more than 1000 terms on sustainable fashion design and the environment all illustrated. Check it out!
Megatrends towards 2020, we are headed towards an economy based upon the need of nature nor the market or humans; the new economy drivers are parameters such as inner peace, happiness, human well-being and compassion. It’s an imbalance between materialism and spiritual growth toward the west. We have relied too much on technology to solve environmental problems; they cause more problems than answers
Sustainability is one of the most important issues today. Global resources are disappearing rapidly, and most of these essential elements of modern products have taken earth for millions of years and are not replaceable. Sustainable fashion design is probably the way the fashion industry can do something about environmental problems
Bored? Punk Rock Fashion Lookbooks and youth culture. Arts by Michael Costiff, series of canvas prints, and Michaels raw combination of letters and graphics taken from the 1970s punk movement
In the youth movie classics Quadrophenia (1979), an incredibly cool scene takes place when the Mod Jimmy sits in the bathtub with a new pair 501 jeans on. When he was into the kitchen his father says “What have you got on? Is this some kind of new fashion thing I haven’t heard about? Sopping wet trousers?”. Jimmy answers back “You gotta shrink ‘em on you, so they fit right”.
Can we predict anything about the future? A reality check is a good starting point. A well-known media guru Marshall McLuhan said: “A friend said the future is the present. If you really are curious about the future, just study the present. Only those who have learned to perceive the present can predict the future. They need only predict what has already happened by being the first to see through pattern recognition. For the future is the future present”
We work with the organization charity water on our wash-less-jeans campaign you will find additional information about the campaign and other important charity water projects. The importance of educating the consumers to change the way they wash jeans and wear jeans is essential.
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The 1970’s was a decade when people woke up from the 1960s flower power, rock festivals music and the hippies’ culture started to fade slowly. People got into politics such as the War in Vietnam and a growing concern about the increased pollution, endless traffic jams and environmental issues. They did not only talk about it, they dared to stand up for their opinions and most important turned nice words into direct actions
People woke up and suddenly started to realize that our planet was polluted as the smog layered in the sky making it hide the sun, cars and heavy trucks created traffic jams miles of cars moved slowly at the highways, air traffic increased dramatically. Therefore, people started grassroots organisations such as EarthDay and Greenpeace at the beginning of the decade. The deforestation of Amazon Rainforest was one important issue
We have previously talked about the scenarios for flooding and the rise of sea-level over the last decades and sadly and most probably cause by the hurricane Sandy that hit hard in New York, maybe a wake-up call for the New Yorker’s who probably understood the power of nature and human interference. The flooding in New York can’t be a better warning signal about extreme weather expected in the future
James Dean The Greatest Denim Jeans Icon. James Dean was a loner, outsider and anti-hero, therefore his role as Jim Stark in “A Rebel Without A Cause” (1956) soon became the voice of the 1950s teenage generation. The young generation understood James Deans mystique and lonely character as the gap between the older and younger generation was massive
Marlon Brando Fashion Lookbooks and Denim Icon. Marlon Brando was one of the most well-known pop culture icon in the 1950’s Together with James Dean and Marilyn Monroe Brando was the most rebellious. His fashion style was raw, unwashed denim jeans, turn-ups, engineering boots, white t-shirt and a heavy black leather jacket was Marlon Brando’s signature outfit
The Eco-Tote bags blank canvas have been explored by designers, graphic artists since the 1970’s, created with illustrations, symbols and strong slogans. The messages have become significantly sophisticated, intelligent and witty almost alike street artist use of stencils and aerosols
The simple idea taking a stone and by hand carve signs and symbols are by the archaeologist named cave paintings (Aubert, a geochemist and archaeologist dated the oldest cave painting approximately 35,400 years old) an art form evolved into something truly extraordinary, political, witty and entertaining, a contribution to the de-alienation of poorly built architecture in the big cities around the world, by some seen as vandalism others enrichment of a manufactured cityscape
Does a pair of shoes have a different meaning or seen less valuable depending on location, culture, economic situation and social class? Is there a difference perceiving when a pair of shoes is ready for the bin? Does we pay attention to repairs, trends or do we think about it at all?
Today we see the clear return to nature, personal development and higher consciousness. We seek an engineered natural life and a move away from materialism. People all over the world have started abandoning “got it all” materialism drives in favor of burgeoning appetite for spiritual growth and the inner hidden values
I witness the bomb total damage in the city center as I arrived just 2 minutes after the bang.
My subway station is only 200 meters from where the bomb exploded. In the evening, I was too restless to sit inside. I decided to do walking meditation. Calm my mind and try to gain a momentum of inner peace.
Sustainability, sustainable product design, Eco awareness and green thinking seem to be some of the hottest buzz word of a modern consumer today. Fashion and Ecology are a paradox in itself, where the demand for fast-fashion life cycle clashes with the Sustainable production traditional need for a slower production cycle.
Solar power is clean energy, renewable and basically free energy source. However, solar panels are expensive, ineffective as every man-made technology compared with how nature does things, for example, the photosynthesis. Today solar power is produced primarily with photovoltaic cells technology, firstly use the energy directly or secondly store the electricity with batteries.
What is happiness? We must learn to cherish what we have not the things we do not have. We have arrived in the middle of an important paradigm shift, a large green megatrend has grown into a new way of living, and people have started taking personal responsibility for the environment. We must learn to live with less, share, swap and repair
The third post in the series The greatest environmentalists is dedicated a small, nevertheless, great man Gandhi was able to free India from the British Empire without the use of violence. Gandhi with his Chakra spinning wheel became the symbol of peaceful resistance
Used as a daily break from everyday routines and five minutes’ reflection upon the quote said by great people around the world, some famous others not. These quotes might be inspirational, reflecting, about inner peace or happiness. Happiness quotes were my first real understanding that they cause a change. We can feel the constant stress as media and visual expressions giving us far more worries than happiness
Sustainability is fast becoming a buzzword throughout the design and fashion industry. Fashion and Ecology are a paradox in itself, where the demand for fast-fashion life cycle clashes with the Sustainable product designed the traditional needs for a slower production cycle. Is fast fashion – mission impossible?
Vogue Italia’s Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani, during her Harvard speech, underlined how we all have the responsibility to fight eating disorders. All of us, especially young people needs to become a point of reference for those who do not have the strength to face the terrible eating disorders. An appeal Vogue decided to turn into a reality starting with their readers
In the series the greatest Original Environmentalist, we are entering modern times and two of the greatest thinkers ever lived finally meets with a time span of 2500 years, Albert Einstein meets Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who known as The Buddha (the one that is enlightened according to Indian languages Pāli and Sanskrit). Einstein shared the same view on humanity and philosophies that everything is interconnected
Sustainability is fast becoming a buzz word throughout the design and fashion industry. Fashion and Ecology are a paradox in itself, where the demand for fast-fashion life cycle clashes with the idea of an extended and slower fashion. Sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability in product design.
In the year 2000, the founders of Kuyichi, NGO Solidaridad, wanted to introduce organic cotton in the clothing industry. During their experience with the development of fair trade organic coffee and fruit business in Latin America, they found the cotton industry caused a lot of pollution and poverty among indigenous Indians and factory workers.
A thousand speeches does not change the world, only upon actions can we change the situation Hopeful to make my comments and critics’ in this post as easy to understand possible, first of all we can hold as many speeches we like, read as many books to become the wisest and most knowledgeable man on earth, but it does not do a single thing unless one makes actions on great words shared.
Urban art can be traced back a long time ago. In the late 50 and 60’s pop art artist, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol who used hybrid mass media screen-printing and ionized it commercially. Later, terrorist The Basques in the 80s took the modern form, and in the 80s The Ecole Beaux-Arts student Blek Le Rat and Gèrard moved their art out in the suburban streets of Paris. The culture has a lot in common with the punk culture who in the end of the 70s printed stencil art on T-shirts to highlight their message about a DIY culture and a move away from the established.
Earth day was a reality 22nd of April 1970, the start of the most political and environmentally aware decade of last century. But it was nearly a year before in 1969 when Gaylord Nelson, the Earth Day founder, thought about the idea of celebrating Earth Day. He was pushed to the edge and sought after doing something that should have been a long time ago, after seeing the effects of the Santa Barbara oil spill.
The slideshow includes the Inventory of remaining world supplies on non-renewable resources. Check it out!
On the face of it there would seem to be irreconcilable differences between fashion and the principles of sustainability. While sustainability tries to drastically reduce the carbon footprint to produce and consume products fashion on the other hand promotes a fast consumer product culture where the word season trends have become this week’s trend. Fashion is the name of a passing trend, a fad, transient or superficial and true in many cases wasteful.
The 1970s Punk Tees Style Created By Vivienne Westwood And Malcolm McLaren. The Punk movement is about D.I.Y (doing it yourself), according to sources the beginning of the T-shirt is credited to the navy. Punks are today a central part of youth culture but nothing more than just a fashion statement. The clothes or style hardly shocks anybody anymore
On Facebook, we tell the world about our lives, who we meet, what we had for dinner and the best way to lose weight. We expose to more people in less time than we meet in a lifetime 100 years ago and desperately look for opportunities we want confirmation. Many likes make you self-confident and pleased. The largest reason for using the Mobil phone is confirmation about your existent As we hardly leave home without the mobile phone (not voluntary), by mistake forget, most people go back home to get it even take the bus or subway.
In the 60’s Andy Warhol was a commercially successful artist and meet the house photographer Billy Name who later became known as the Factory photographer. The factory was Andy’s workplace for creative commons in New York. The factory was an unprepared arena where people could come, play and work. Photography should become the documentation of pop artist in a decade where a camera was seen as the natural mirror.
The difference between young and old, hippies or punk, local or global culture gets mixed and melts different elements together. We are more adaptable than ever, like chameleons we change, adapt and paste into every situation we face, anywhere at any time. Walking global media, units receive, sending and sort out information quicker and faster
Inner peace is the most valuable thing that we can cultivate. Nobody can give us inner peace; at the same time it is only our own thoughts that can rob us of our inner peace. To experience inner peace we don’t have to retreat to a Himalayan cave; we can experience inner peace now, exactly where we are. The most important criteria are to value importance of inner peace.
But I knew why people were reading and bought the magazine, because they had something people wanted to read or visuals to look at and also I knew a bit about fashion, our environment and people What a wonderful blogging can be. As I blogged I started to get in contact with other more skilled bloggers than I was and I dared to ask a few questions about different things who was not clear to me
Sustainable fashion or so-called Eco fashion is becoming mainstream. However, fast fashion is like dog chasing its tail. The faster the merry goes round the easier we will fall off. Is this fashions answer to the lack of creativity amongst designers or just a CEO short tactics to please the investors? Read more.
A decade of fashion, happenings and youth culture in the 1970’s. The decade started innocently with flower-power we love all hippies and ended in 1980 with the sound of machine guns, bloody dark messages written with bullets holes all over the place as we learned and added new terms in a dictionary like AIDS and Terrorism.
Is stencil art it vandalism? No, it organized and planned. Often the text with image is mix enough, but in stencil and street art you must add site. When add 3rd dimension to the piece and found the right place then it became an instant classic. The finest aspect works best when it’s planned.
This film or clip of images and written story was made the same night as nearly 100 young people was shoot dead on an island outside of Oslo. Some hrs. earlier that day a big bomb exploded in a governmental building downtown of Oslo, The capital city of Norway. I was an eyewitness to the terror and decided to tell my story, feelings inside and how I with help from my experience of walking meditation and Buddhism found inner peace.
Nevertheless, my choice is not known by the masses of people. However, his work is already extremely important and become mandatory for teaching in schools and universities about environmentalism, sustainability and Eco living. A. Næss fundamental work will become basic foundation because deep ecology keep asking questions such as why and how to make Earth safe and joy able, keep biological diversity including grassland, mountains and seas.
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Global citizens have local responsibilities. Today, we are truly a global family. What happens in one part of the world may. Destruction of nature and protection of nature is still in a great conflict. We tell one story but in fact do the opposite. Arne Næss developed his environmental philopsophy Deep Ecology in the 70´s. Read more.
The totality of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, philosophy, music, design, art and creativity gain popularity across the world in a faster way than ever before. Things and ideas become the standard of mass consumption in real-time. Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you….
Energy of the mind. Energy creates the right Intention. If we keep our mental energy at the right level we feel committed and we can control our actions in the important environmental questions. Todays quotes by Aristoteles
T-shirts are a visual history of pop culture from military underwear and blank canvas, self exploring art and political, humorous, sarcastic and brand messages. T-shirt has become the icon of pop cultures of all decades. T-shirts are denim jeans mirror upper part of the body. In addition to this it has been a part of any costume, everything as suits, weddings, punks, artistes, political events and rock concerts.
The totality of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, philosophy, music, design, art and creativity gain popularity across the world in a faster way than ever before. Things and ideas become the standard of mass consumption in real-time. Electric age. We live in the electric age where the simple numbers of ”zeros and ones” makes the pattern of a spider web so fine-tuned that I can present my hand-picked stuff globally in no-time.
The totality of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, philosophy, music, design, art and creativity gain popularity across the world in a faster way than ever before. Things and ideas become the standard of mass consumption in real-time. Novel clicks presents the weekly ideas found across the Internet.
I was an eyewitness to the horror happened in Oslo. as I was stressed out and needed to empty my emotions and to establish my inner peace. I took my camera and did walking meditation.
Street art from all over the world is a part of a personal collection images taken from all over the wold. I try to take a pulse on the digital life outside my blog and dive into the history of Pop culture. To presented it in a different angle than most other do. And that is the idea; instead of give you exactly what everybody else. I think it’s better to have a few who like what you present that jut have a lot of stuff nobody really care about. Weekly Novel clicks
Happiness is a key driver in getting things done. People get so easily influenced by happy people. In Buddhism the seek for happiness is a way to deal with our daily suffering and develop compassion. Happiness is best shared. Check out the happiness quotes by Buddha!
The Originals Environmentalist is a story about the green movement from early Hinduism to 1970’s politically oriented environmentalism. In a series in of post presenting the eco phiopsophy of Buddha, Gandhi, Albert Einstein and Arne Næss. Did their view and style influence todays looks and trends?
Environmental quotes can remind us to cherish what we have instead of something that we do not. Todays quotes about the importance of water. We believe that the world is in great need of a radical change in the way we consume goods and services. Check it out!
Weekly novel click is inspiration found across the Internet presented as videos, images and graphics. The idea is to take a pulse on life outside the blog and dive into the history of popular culture from a different angle than most other do. And that is the idea of a blog isn’t it?
As I am a Norwegian, Buddhist and denim designer I am so happy to see that a lot of people understand that hatred does not be ceased by hatred, but love, That is the eternal rule. Visit my blog and look at the images I took that same night and listen to Agunama beautiful meditation music. I strongly believes that is happening a paradigm shift in social human values. And its starts with inner peace
Give love and compassion to the people of Norway. I am a Norwegian and just a small voice who are inter connect with everything in the universe also with you. Today I ask you and everybody to share your love and compassion for the people of Norway.Who now is a nation in deep sorrow and darkness. Take a look at the images taken the same night from Oslo West side and Vigelands park amazingly beautiful and peaceful.Read my word to all the ones left behind, Eith humble regards Kenneth @ buddha jeans
Environmental quotes by Buddha. By understanding how we and everything around us are connected in space and time we can then deduce solutions to the fundamental problems of human knowledge in physics, philosophic, metaphysics, education, health, evolution and ecology, politics and society
Weekly qoutes on the environment and sustainable design is a new regular post on the blog. Presenting important quotes by famous people with illustrations is inspirastional. Todays quotes by Thomas Hobbes. Check it out!
Daily quotes is a new editorial series of post said by important people throughout history; mostly on questions faced today on sustainability, environmental problems and related issues are on the global agenda. Smart people know that quotes can change many negative opinions and mindset into positive actions.
I have decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right on the spot. I will be posting on this blog once a day (once a week for all of 2011). As I usually have a bigger mouth than wisdom I go for once a day. Not easy I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful.
We are now moving towards the next century, and there is time for some thoughts about the way we chase to understand the youth culture, in this rapidly changing world of trends and behavior forever We are living in a world of excess. Access to everything and anything has caused this excess. This world of information overload has created a youth editing culture. The networks, cable TV, magazines, fanzines, newspapers, Internet Communicating to people 24 hours a day 365 day.
Sustainability a buzz word? Sustainability is fast becoming a buzz word throughout the design and fashion industry. Fashion and Ecology is a paradox in itself, where the demand for fast-fashion life cycle clashes with the Sustainable production traditional need for a slower production cycle.
If you want to know how it all started for buddha jeans, please read the megatrend presentation for Levi Strauss in 2000. I held this presentation as the trend specialist for Levi Strauss Europe, Middle East, and Africa in the year 2000. You will find the first part here in this blog under the title denim revolution for Levi Strauss 2000
We want to use this blog as a tool together with our subscribers as a place to share ideas in a creative but serious way. This blog is about fashion & denim in particular. Sustainable product design is a significant megatrend and one that needs to go on forever so I think we should be very careful and very honest in the way we approach it.