Dress GREEN

Hi everyone …

Sorry for my silence.

Days are flying. And I am still unemployed, struggling to get known with my novel … It is all a long way, an up hill climb.

A few days ago, I was lucky to had the chance to see live a very important person, Vandana Shiva.

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She is Idian, she is a physicist, an activist for all what concerns environment in India. She did big battles against giants like Monsanto who are trying to sell their seeds in Indian fields, and spread their seeds instead of local ones, bringing milions of farmers to committ suicide because market is completely changed then, prices of seeds so high, crops paid ridicolously low, and people are not able to survive. And then you drink happily your coke and eat those cheap chips, not knowing that the price of 10 rupies was what had been paid for many chilos of potatoes. Unacceptable.

And the water! There was, she told us, a village a bit hidden, where women, 100 women went on strike because the giant Coca Cola producer was simply stealing their water to make the so loved sparkling drink, leaving the people of the village completely with no water!

Mentality has to change in terms of respect of people and environement.

And the culture of super cheap is just ruining everyone. Things have a cost. Where are they made? How? At which price?

Every time we go shopping at the supermarket, she asked, do we care what we buy? How it is produced? Where it comes from?

We all should go in the direction of a more aware shopping. Quality and especially respect for human work and environment.

She is the voice of millions of people, against big giants who just see profits, who do not care of how to get more money, they just want more money, more production at lower cost, no matter the quality, no matter the respect for Nature, no matter human beings.

And also she was explaining that most cancers of course come from eating rubbish and “plastic” food and drinks.

We have to go back to an harmony with mother Nature, otherwise, in a cathastrophic but realistic forecast, the future of the planet is our extintion.

And I add, we can start from ourselves, at home, also recycling and separating plastic and glass from paper, organic residues … We have different containers where we can recycle. If we all could really do it, every day.

I think about the seas which are covered in floating plastics. Fishes eat plastic. And then of course we will eat fish and we will eat plastic as well!

You need to be careful also about some products like body scrubs: it is very important to check that they are not made with little plastic particles.

So I hope with this article to have a bit inspired you. We all need to go in the direction of care for our little planet.

Recycling and an aware shopping are good starting points.

And despite someone saying that there is no real “climate change”, we all must be conscious that we actually are responsible for the future of our planet.

So let’s all start from little gestures, but let us be more aware of our mother Nature and its beauties that we do not have to polute and destroy, because we are here, and we all belong to our mother earth.

Take care you all

All the best

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Saint Patrick day … are we enough “green”?

Hi there …

Today another quite special post … a bit provocative if you want …

The excuse to write it: Saint Patrick … today 17th of March …

Big Irish festival, but celebrated worldwide with all shining in green, even buildings with nice lighting games.

But are we really that “green”?

How many green garments do you have or wear? Do you like it as a color? There are so many different shades! Not talking about grey, but of green of course!

Green color reminds me about the connection with our planet … Mother Nature … because from the grass to the forests … there are so many difference nuances.

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I like i.e. “sage green” quite much, and also all the kind of green that go almost towards the blue, the darker ones.

We can think about environment in fashion not just selecting colors connected to the environment, but also choosing materials that are taking care of the environment in the making process and as materials themselves.

What about Cotton 100% Organic?

Even in food Organic seems to be so important as a choice sometimes …

And what about harmful chemicals?

It is important to be protected from substances potentially dangerous for our health.

And what about recycling?

Have you ever thought about it?

Next time instead of throwing away your old garments in the general bin, why not bringing them to the collection centres?

Then I am not going to enter in the big chapter of fur and special animals leathers.

But the principle even there is the respect of Nature and its creatures, not making them suffer for human pleasure, while on the market there are available so many not “real” furs and similar garments that could be just perfect if you like the style but without involving real animals!

Anyway …

Tell me about your favorite “green” garment.

Thanks for reading me again …

See you soon!