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Individual and Sustainable Style June 13, 2009

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Think of your own style and look for clothes that suit your shape, lifestyle and personality.


1) Think Globally, Shop Locally

Try to fight the urge of buying almost everything you nee at discounted prices from high street and department stores, instead make an effort at least once a month to purchase goods and services from smaller, locally-based companies and stores. This helps keep the economy strong. We can often enjoy the bargain prices at large corporate retail establishments because products aware produce in poor countries where labour laws and environmental standards are much lower.


2) Clothes of Quality

Look for well made clothes that will last. Quality clothes may cost more but they will save you money in the long run as they will last for years to come. Choose classic styles that suit you and will not go out of fashion.


3) Organics

Clothes made from organic cotton and other organic alternatives and natural fabrics will look better and feel better.


4) Recycled materials

There are plenty of innovative designers using recycled fabrics so there is no need to miss out on your designer clothes fix. These clothes are also a great way to be individual as each piece is usually unique.


5) Second-hand clothes

Second-hand clothing is a great way to save money and still get quality, well made clothes. You can also still remain stylish with vintage clothes that can be found in many charity shops and plenty other places.


6) Swap Shop!

Try clothes swapping, this is a fantastic way of trying out a new look without spending any money. You can also refresh your wardrobe and replace any clothes that you do not want either by holding a ‘swishing’ part with friends or using a clothes swapping website.


The meat of life! June 5, 2009

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Piece-of-meat The death of most gracious animals is an almost irreplacable source of vitality for humans as horrible as it is death consists of continuity!


Zinc structure! May 23, 2009

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                               Zinc structure is for those looking for inspiration in heaviness!hand-made-structure


Coloured rings

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           look at the rings and get inspired!coloured-rings


May 22, 2009

Filed under: Lulu's page — macumbapeople @ 9:39 pm

                 The structure below is sure to inspire sustainable minds in a state of heaviness!


Leaders must be masters of paradox May 21, 2009

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For example, at British Airways, Nick Geogiades and his successors grasped very quickly the key issue that, while the demeanour of cabin and ground staff- their “emotional labouring” towards customers- could make or break the airline, such staff were largely without the power to initiate improvements or even control events. He also saw that staff could not be expected to care for passengers if they were not themselves cared for by supervisors, and that what a manager achieved was only half the issue. Equally vital was how he or she achieved. Georgiades, then, had a sound grasp of the interdependence of emotional labour and empowerment, of showing care and being cared for, and for achieving goals in a that sustains subordinates rather than grinding them down.
At BAHCO (see Chapter 6), Anders Lindstrom saw at once that he had cut the staff by 26 per cent yet somehow maintain its morale and sense of forward movement. Insisting on the generation of new products and on getting his dismissed employees new jobs was an inspired way out of this dilemma. He knew that you cannot call on people to contribute ideas without simultaneously organizing the reception and reward of these ideas. Outstanding leaders have a sense for these vital balances, in whatever way they are expressed. David Hurst of Russeland refers to that balance in terms of “bubbles” and boxes (see Chapter 7).
The Meridian consultants at Annheuser-Busch speak in terms of steering between the “rock and the “whirpool”.

Charles Hampden-Tuner/ Corporate Culture, From Vicious to Virtuous Circles/ 1990 The Economist Books Limited.

Money Talks

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The present identity of money making is certainly the epicentre of western society’s
Social problems, therefore if we balance the way money is made, taking into consideration the humanity of those involved in its process as much as its functional ability, we might end up with a sustainable economic system in place.


May 9, 2009

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Ethics & Fashion

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It is estimated that we throw away nearly one million tonnes of clothing per year, most of which goes to landfill.

Landfill is a major environmental hazard; every time it rains all the chemicals and dyes used in our discarded clothing are washed into the ground polluting waterways, not to mention the large quantities of greenhouses gases released as fabric and other human waste degrades.


High-Street Fashion March 21, 2009

Filed under: High Street Fashion vs. Luxury Fashion — macumbapeople @ 7:59 am





Retailers should play a big role in promoting sustainable fashion in order to make sure that the environment is not damaged by poor labour practices. The consumer should be able to recycle their clothes when they no longer wish to keep them without the worry of harming our environment.

At London Fashion Week, the opening show Esthetica promoted eco-sustainable fashion. Lord Hunt, minister for sustainability stated, “this action plan represents a concerted effort from the fashion industry, including top names in the high street and manufacturers, to change the face of fashion.” High street brwands such as Marks and Spencers, Tesco and Sainsbury’s have already signed up to the sustainability scheme. One high street brand that promotes sustainable fashion is Topshop. In June 2008, the store held a campaign called “swapshop” for one night. This was part of the week-long campaign promoting reusing, recycling and restyling garments.


Tribal & Sustainable

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Colourful make-up of bright yellows, startling whites and rich earth-reds, flamboyant accessories and extraordinarily elaborate decorations with costumes and make-up (paint created with pigments from powdered stone), the natural environment is the source for this glorious jungle pantomime. 

These tribal people use natural resources to decorate their faces, they paint each other’s bodies and make bold decisions about their outfits(all without the aid of mirrors), it seems that the only thing that motivates them is the sheer fun of creating their looks, and showing them off to other members of the tribe.




Leaves transformed into an accessory.


Instead of a scarf, a necklace of banana leaves are draped around a neck.

In place of a hat, a tuft of grass is jauntily positioned.

A garland of flowers, a veil of seed-pods, buffalo horn, a crown of melons, feathers, stems and storks – Mother Nature has provided a fully stocked wardrobe.

Like a dressing-up chest brimming over…


How Sustainable!!