Four generations of experience in the footwear sector: Nicola Masolini (RE-BORN; IT)

RE-BORN is a family-run company.

Helping others to see and appreciate the opportunities and options of a sustainable way of living: Anne and Gary Moore (Wagtail Design; FI)

“Personally we like crisis, it builds and brings out strengths that most don’t even know they have. There is a very appropriate saying that I have used as long as I can remember: “If you care enough, you will find a way, if not, you will find an excuse.” You, and you alone are responsible for you; find your way out of crisis.”

Inspiring us to become better: HEEL Athens Lab (GR)

“The most important and powerful act, we believe, is our everyday choices. We try to live by our expectations every day trying to become better and we hope that this will inspire others to try it as well.”  

Promoting reducing, reusing and recycling: Annika Hentrich (BicicloLab; DE/IT)

“Every item we buy has a past and a future, and therefore an impact on people and nature. We should inform ourselves about its origin and have an awareness of what happens to this product when we get rid of it.” 

VegeXmas, a vegan Christmas market in Helsinki (FI)!

VegeXmas at Kultuuritehdas Korjaamo (Helsinki, Finland), 21 — 22 December, 2019.

Encouraging us all to do the best we possibly can: Aleks (Natural Bröder; EE)

“Sort your trash, take your own bag to a grocery store, take your own cup to a coffee shop, don’t throw trash around and reuse things as much as you can. Those would be the basics. Also, many new sustainable brands are coming out, but with them many greenwashing brands are coming along too. You should research the brand to know if it really is what it claims to be. And the reason would be to keep the business going while not being too harmful to our planet. Not everything we as species do is bad, we just need to manage our processes better.”

Promoting a natural, healthy and simple ways of using consume-less-but-better-cosmetics: Comme Avant (FR)

“We are very aware and sensitive to current ecological movements and we try, through our brand, to support social and political messages from climate activists.”

Using arts and crafts for improving position of oppressed animals: Marita Tanninen (Vegan Vortex; FI)

“Every person has a key to change the world. I believe spreading the knowledge about animal rights is one thing that can make a big influence, and I think we are heading to more cruelty-free world all the time. If and when we are aware of these things, we can also demand improvements to be written in our laws. For example, many countries have banned fur farming lately. We just have to fight against the system.”

Let’s garden party this Sunday in Ghlin (BE)!

"We welcome everyone from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. So c’mon everybody, Cry Baby on the 2nd of June!"

A slow fashion enthusiast: Janita (Annie Eleanoora; FI)

“Buy less, but better! The biggest thing with sustainable development is that we should reduce our consumption.”

Skincare and beauty products without cocoa butter – Ellovi (US) and Fennec’s Natural Skincare (EE)

For some people an exposure to cocoa butter can cause allergic reactions, and this is the reason why I am into different type of butters, e.g. hemp seed and shea butter.

Going a zero or less waste lifestyle: Paula (Vadelmacreations; FR/FI)

“We have to take some time to focus on how we are consuming.”

Found a treasure – a bag made by Alchemy Goods (US)

“Alchemy Goods is an eco-friendly, B-Corp certified bag and accessory brand with headquarters in Boulder, CO and manufacturing in Seattle, WA. Our bags and accessories are made by using a process called upcycling.”