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Meet our fair fashion pioneers : Karen Fleischmann Meet our fair fashion pioneers : Karen Fleischmann

Meet our fair fashion pioneers : Karen Fleischmann

We can’t create a fair fashion world without a lot of passionate people working in the industry. In ‘Fair Fashion Pioneers’ we will interview brand owners, agents, designers and other inspiring people about what thrives them to do this work and how they try to contribute to a better world. 

This week we meet up with Karen Fleischmann. After her modeling career she decided to take a different path and become a sustainable fashion advocate. Having experienced the industry from the inside it gave her purpose to do her part. She is also actively taking part in the organization of Gwand, a sustainable fashion festival in Lucerne. 

What is it like to be a model behind the glitter and limelight?...


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sweater white by Cossac and fatima corduroy pants navy by Frisur on thegreenlabels.com sweater white by Cossac and fatima corduroy pants navy by Frisur on thegreenlabels.com

Fall in the new season

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Inspiration from TGL

We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but summer is coming to an end. The Fall Collection is here


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sweater white by Cossac and fatima corduroy pants navy by Frisur on thegreenlabels.com
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Life in plastic, it's not so fantastic

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Plastic Free July is a challenge to make everyone aware of their plastic usage and to challenge people for one month to stop their single-use plastic usage and improve recycling. We’re looking back at the struggles that the Earth faces because of our plastic usage and focus on the ways to reduce and reuse plastics in our fashion choices. 

At thegreenlabels.com we think that being aware of your plastic usage shouldn’t be a monthly challenge, but an overall conscious lifestyle. Read further to understand how plastic is also deeply linked to the fashion industry and how to be aware and reduce your consumption of it. 


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Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Marieke Vinck Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Marieke Vinck

Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Marieke Vinck

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Fair Fashion Pioneers:

Marieke Vinck

We can’t create a fair fashion world without a lot of passionate people working in the industry. In ‘Fair Fashion Pioneers’ we will interview brand owners, agents, designers and other inspiring people about what thrives them to do this work and how they try to contribute to a better world.

This week we meet up with Marieke Vinck. Together with Charlotte van Waes, she runs the fair fashion agency Charlie+Mary. They also run the Charlie+Mary concept store in Amsterdam and last year they started the fair fashion platform: True Fashion Collective.
A few weeks ago we talked to Charlotte about the agency, so this week we will ask Marieke everything...


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Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Marieke Vinck
Top 3 sustainable fashion books for the summer Top 3 sustainable fashion books for the summer

Top 3 sustainable fashion books for the summer

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Summer books

Summer is calling, and so is the time to chill on the sand with a good book in your hands. Of course, you should use the time to relax but you maybe feel like learning about new topics such as sustainable fashion? Here is a short list of our top recommended reads that will make you a wiser person!


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Virunga National Park Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park

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At thegreenlabels.com we wish to play our part for a better sustainable world. Today, we will talk about the Virunga National Park. we explain to you why we choose that project and how you can help us to make it happens.

“Virunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on the border of Uganda and Rwanda. Virunga is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area. The park’s 7800 square kilometers (3000 square miles) includes forests, savannas, lava plains, swamps, erosion valleys, active volcanoes, and the glaciated peaks of the Rwenzori mountains.”  (virunga.org)


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Virunga National Park
Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Naomi Rachèl Timan Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Naomi Rachèl Timan

Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Naomi Rachèl Timan

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Fair Fashion Pioneers: 
Naomi Rachèl Timan

We can’t create a fair fashion world without a lot of passionate people working in the industry. In ‘Fair Fashion Pioneers’ we will interview brand owners, agents, designers and other inspiring people about what thrives them to do this work and how they try to contribute to a better world.

This week we meet up with designer Naomi Rachèl Timan. As a fashion designer, she started her own bag and accessory brand. After her Fashion design study at HKU in Utrecht, she started her first collection called “I WAS A..” in 2014 where she makes bags and accessories out of old materials like sofas and...


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Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Naomi Rachèl Timan
Join the Fashion Revolution Join the Fashion Revolution

Join the Fashion Revolution

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A new Fashion Industry

"Fashion Revolution believes in a fashion industry that values people, planet, creativity and profit in equal measure and that positive change starts with transparency, traceability and openness." - Fashion Revolution


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Charlotte van Waes, Charlie+Mary, fait fashion pioneer on thegreenlabels.com Charlotte van Waes, Charlie+Mary, fait fashion pioneer on thegreenlabels.com

Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Charlotte van Waes

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Fair Fashion Pioneers:
Charlotte van Waes

We can’t create a fair fashion world without a lot of passionate people working in the industry. In ‘Fair Fashion Pioneers’ we will interview brand owners, agents, designers and other inspiring people about what thrives them to do this work and how they try to contribute to a better world.

Talking about pioneers! This week we meet up with Charlotte van Waes aka Charlie. In 2009 she started, together with Marieke Vinck, the fair fashion store, and agency Charlie+Mary. 


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Charlotte van Waes, Charlie+Mary, fait fashion pioneer on thegreenlabels.com
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5 tips to embrace sustainable fashion

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Tips from TGL

We know, buying the last on-trend cool piece you saw on the super trendy girl you follow on Instagram for 15euros is very tempting. But we also know that Fast fashion comes at a very high environmental cost also for the people involved in the production chain: water pollution, use of toxic chemicals, increasing levels of textile waste, production conditions close to slavery ... 

If you are decided to leave fast fashion behind here are the top 5 tips you can apply right away for a more conscious shopping approach. Promise it won't be boring! 


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 Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Sara Dubbeldam on thegreenlabels.com  Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Sara Dubbeldam on thegreenlabels.com

Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Sara Dubbeldam

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Fair Fashion Pioneers: Sara Dubbeldam

We can’t create a fair fashion world without a lot of passionate people working in the industry. In ‘Fair Fashion Pioneers’ we will interview brand owners, agents, designers and other inspiring people about what thrives them to do this work and how they try to contribute to a better world.

This week we meet up with fair and sustainable fashion blogger Sara Dubbeldam. She is a brand strategist, but also runs the blog whensarasmiles.nl where she is not only sharing conscious fashion outfits, but also shares new brands, and writes about her broader thoughts considering...


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 Meet our Fair Fashion Pioneers: Sara Dubbeldam on thegreenlabels.com
TGL WHAT? TGL WHAT?

TGL WHAT?

At the end of last summer we have launched our website and social media channel. Let’s be honest at the beginning it was just a test ... But what was a test is now progressively transforming into growing platform for like-minded people.

What is TGL again?

Right it’s been a while, let’s refresh a little ; -)


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