Great People in Amsterdam:

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The cool thing about Amsterdam is when you take your bike, you never know what you will find around the canal’s corner. There are always new boutiques, new ideas and great people to meet.
I discovered Universe on a T-Shirt last year and it was love at first sight. It represents to me the spirit of Amsterdam. Cool, simple and good quality.

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WHO’s That?
Efrat Dalach & Joris Schenk are the heart and spirit of the brand. They design every single piece in here, make sure their suppliers keep high standards regarding the t-shirts and sweaters production. They are celebrating their 10 years of creativity and hard work this year. Happy birthday and congrats for this amazing work!

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Joris wears the Eye green sweater, 46€

WHAT’s that?
You might have guessed now: organic cotton or linen tee-shirts and sweaters on which Efrat & Joris print their inspiring designs. They have designs and shapes for everyone and every style, from a very basic geometrical boat (here) to a complete art expression (there).

HOW’s that?
They don’t create a massive production nor stick to the heavy and stressful 4 collections a year rhythm. They just create several pieces, see how it goes and decide to keep up or create something new. I told you, cool and simple!

As for the fabrics, they source their tee-shirts and sweaters from 3 different companies who use only organic fabrics and limit their impact on the environment.

 

 

My favorite piece: hard to choose but if I had to pick one, I would go for the short white sweater with little dandelions to blow on one side. It is easy to wear with a jeans or even with a knitted long dress.
Inspiring and bucolic.

 

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Black Friday baby!

Apparently, it’s today. THE day when everything is being sold off! Cheap or chic, everything you can dream of is affordable.

Well, tempting I must admit. Your credit card is crying in your purse and you can’t help but exploring every single fashion website instead of exploring the excel sheet your boss is waiting for. Nothing can be done, you are going to shop.

Well, good for you! We have prepared for you a top ranking of the brand’s best attitude during this magic/tragic (up to you) day.

#1 Top of the top: PATAGONIA“will donate 100 percent of global Black Friday sales in our stores and on our website to grassroots organizations working in local communities to protect our air, water and soil for future generations.”

#2: REI is closing its website and locals shops’ doors to go outside. #OptOutside

#3: Braintree is donating 50% of all sales to refugee council and another charity to be voted on by shopers.  #Thoughtfulfriday.

#4: Fat Face is donating over £100 000 of their profits to charities they support.

#5: Lush is fighting today to end internet shutdowns. Follow the trend or just learn more about it here

Hope you’ll enjoy your shopping!

 

I can get no satisfaction

I like Fashion but I am not addicted to it. I like our planet but I also want this super cute dress for Saturday evening. I want to eat organic and healthy food but I heavily suffer from (industrial) cookie cravings…

In a word, you try and try but can’t get this balance that would give you a guilt free sensation and the satisfaction of doing good.

If you read this, you are concerned about our planet and you want to/would like to/should do something about it. Good news, by being aware of it, you are already alright!

Fashion is the 2nd most polluting industry and the small steps you will do here will be bigger than many others. You may not see it but in a bigger picture, it really works.

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It always looks better on her. Don’t worry, we’ll offer proper tops. 

Here at Aniza, we believe in changing together. A little help is needed for you to discover the (big) world of sustainable brands and we are happy to do it. That’s all, simple! Let us present you all the crazy good and guilt free brands we know and you’ll be soon a super eco-friendly and styled (this, you already are) chick.

If you haven’t heard the Rolling stones coming to you yet, here is the lyrics that will stick in your mind for the rest of the day and will give you energy to change!

When I’m drivin’ in my car
And a man comes on the radio
He’s tellin’ me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
I can’t get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that’s what I say!