side of VERY Berlin is dedicated to the addresses of everything
ecological and ethical.
With its own separate cover - “the back cover reversed” - the ecological
guide offers new options to everyone who seeks to inject ecological and ethical
principles into their daily life. These will permit the reader to live and
shop in accordance to their convictions and to discover lesser known ecological
domains like ethical banks, high end fashion labels which rely on truly ecological
and/or ethical production and sourcing procedures, as well as “ecologically
correct” information centres.
Welcome to VERYstyleguide ecological BERLIN, our premiere eco issue integrated
in VERY BERLIN issue 11.
Following the great popularity of VERYstylemap ecological London (verystylemap.com),
we are excited to be able to launch this new series for all the cities we currently
cover: London, New York, Paris and Berlin. On this side we feature those who
seeks to make a difference, either ecologically and / or ethically.
"Act now, or ...", Katharine Hamnett puts it very clearly for us;
I think we are (slowly) beginning to get the message. So, let’s do something:
while our environment is in rapid decline, at least, more of us decide to act
and present more opportunities to potentially help bring a change. What is
important to remember is that our daily consumer choices are the truest democratic
vote we hold and every act makes a difference when multiplied. The climate
is changing, spending too, and someone has cottoned on. Let’s not quibble
over what came first...
Here’s what we have located for you: eco-sustainable fashion design and
accessories, organic products from food and wine to beauty, towels and kids
clothing. Travel by bike, pedicabs, electric cars or cabs, alternative medicine,...it
is important to support local produce rather than global shipping, now we can
have carrier bags and water bottles made of bio degradable corn.
Lastly, I am happy to be making this eco guide in a number of countries at
the same time, in the hope it will foster ideas and collaboration.
On the cover: Herbert Jakob Weinand
Herbert Jakob Weinand
professor for furniture & product
design with specialization ecology
Photography: Fergus Padel, Benjamin Saulnier, Philippe Blondez.
Editorial Team: Kathrin Schiffner, Christoph Held,
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