I’m a Capeverdean native living in Denmark, currently studying my engineering master degree in Sustainable Design. I am married to a Dane and we have 2 little princesses. I hope this blog inspires you in multiple ways. Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media!

Thoughts about sustainability

Thoughts about sustainability

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you some of my thoughts regarding sustainability.

Well, I can start by saying that Sustainability is not an easy topic to write about, as a matter of fact it is a quite complex subject. After graduated as a sustainable fashion designer I gain a better understanding of the role of the designers within the fashion industry, and understood how designers can contribute to change the industry’s characteristics of fast fashion and the over-consumption mind-set.

I strongly believe in the philosophy of Design Activism, where good design, culture and creativity are seen more than just making something aesthetically beautiful. Rather it is perceived in a broader perspective where creative skills can help us become a better local and global citizen.

I also believe in handmade and hand-crafted products not only as an important ancient treasure to be preserved, but also as a way to empower the youth to grow and succeed as individuals towards a rewarding sustainable, dignified profit earning and life-improving society.

With this blog I aim to inspire not only the fashion community to rethink its role toward a slow fashion ideology of tomorrow but also to inspire the society as a whole ( people with different backgrounds and knowledge).  By bringing all stakeholders working together through a sharing knowledge process based on trust, collaborations and sustainable value principles we can start taking our first steps toward creating a better Universe for us all.

We consumers, all need to start supporting products and design ideas/concepts which does not contribute to the problem of over-consumption by making conscious choices and companies, organisations, industries need to be able to have the right options enabling users and consumers to freely choose to cooperate and contribute toward a positive change. All the actors involved in the value chain, need to start thinking in ways of creating a circular system and start thinking ways to bring waste back into the consumption chain by closing up the loop. Thus, designers need to touch people through their designs and be able to make conscious design choices.

One of the biggest challenges that I face as an individual is based on how can I get a more sustainable life by leaving as few footprints as possible. Well, it is definitely not an easy task as one can imagine. I can for sure assure you that there is not such thing as something 100% Sustainable! Sustainable development itself is all about creating a balance between People, Profit, and Planet,  known as the triple bottom line. Therefore, for me becoming more sustainable involve creating a better understanding on how you as individual can positively impact the world you live IN but most importantly by creating a balance.

  The triple bottom line

The triple bottom line

I am committed to investing my time and available resources in order to investigate on how i can achieve this balance within my own universes ( professional life, lifestyle, my family, sustainability, university ...). During this path I also dream to inspire others and contribute to the development of a more sustainable community.

 By supporting the initiatives of this blog in any ways, you are not just supporting the values that we stand for, you are actively becoming part of our universe where together we contribute to a more flourishing future.  noE3ou thanks you! And so does the planet!

With Love,

Noelia Fonseca

 

 

Build a Conscious & Timeless Wardrobe

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