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lunes, 7 de febrero de 2011


I would have loved to prepare a post with some eco conscious fashion from Spain, but even though I’ve been digging and asking everywhere, for the moment nothing interesting enough has appeared. The Spanish eco-fashion industry seems to have still a long road ahead, but meanwhile, I’ve discovered this fantastic UK eco-conscious designer, Ada Zanditon, whose innovative and visionary vision could serve as an inspiration to Spanish designers and entrepreneurs.


Ada Zanditon eco couture is colorful, futuristic, wearable and totally trendy. Besides, as explained on her website (http://www.adaz.co.uk/) she uses a range of organic and natural fabrics as well as all the fabrics sourced are dyed with AZO-free dyes, which mean they are free from cancer igneous chemicals.

Most of the time we just hear discussions on what bio or eco friendly products we should purchase, but it’s also important to avoid waste. This is something that Ada Zandinton is very much aware of, and as explained on her website; within the Studio, eco friendly bulbs or Cleaning products are used and a philosophy of material and energy optimization is followed in there.

martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010


The most eco-friendly option would be to not wear any underwear at all…Alright! But for those women (like me) not willing to follow Paris Hilton’s “eco-friendly” steps, I’ve discovered Enamore, a sexy, fun and stylish eco-friendly lingerie brand that’ll please your most high expectations.

Our lingerie is ethically produced with fair trade principles in mind. Our manufacturers and designers endeavour to ensure that all of our workers from those who harvest the materials to those in manufacturing are paid fairly and not exploited in any way. We believe all people are equal and should not be forced to work in 'sweatshops' or equivalent conditions. (Enamore)

While playing fun and sexy Alice in Wonderland or Betty Page pin-up fantasies, at the same time you´re being eco-friendly and supporting a fare trade brand… What else could you ask for? A plus: Their affordable prices! This Lady Coco Shorts only cost 15 £.

This Black Lashes Beaded Shimmies are handmade in the UK to order (£55). More products on their website http://www.enamore.co.uk/ . One of my favorites? Their pin-up hair accessories!

How and Where to purchase Enamore lingerie? There are stockists in Uk, France, USA, Belgium, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
But you can also buy online at their own website http://www.enamore.co.uk/ or in a few online boutiques such as By Nature, Glamorous Amorous, Milk and Honey, Mygreenlipstick, Saumarez and the Natural Store. For more info: http://www.enamore.co.uk/stockists .


domingo, 21 de noviembre de 2010

TEDxMcGill, Relentless Curiosity

Saturday November 20th 2010

Wisesap had the chance to attend the TEDxMcGill event, held in the Marché Bonsecours, Montreal. It was, indeed, totally worth while spending ones Saturday to listen those incredible students, professors and professionals talking about such amazing subjects.

Among all talks, those who were interested in ecology and sustainability had the chance to learn from Graham McDowell, his approach for de-abstracting climate change issues, something he claims is a clue factor for governments, NPO, doers, or simply for those concerned about climate change, to learn about the real and drastic problems arising from climate change in a local scale.

"Abstract terms as average temperature increase, or ice-cap melting rate doesn't help assessing climate change on a human scale". His research, which aims understanding the real adversities of climate change, took him to Nunavut's Baffin Island, or as far as Nepal.
His field work contributes enormously monitoring the human consequences of climate alterations, and to evaluate the specific needs of those who are already suffering those consequences. The following link gets you to McGill's Daily, where you can read an interview to Graham about his work in Inuit territories.

Baffin Island Inuit hunter. Through Picasa.

Following Graham's presentation, we had the chance to hear from the McGill Environment School, student Jonathan Glencross, and his relentless commitment to the McGill's Sustainability Project Fund. The project tries to close the circle between the inputs and outputs of McGill's Faculties, while providing alumni sustainability projects on which they can work.

Bottom line, the project not only helps the university to be more sustainable, but also opens a door to students to have an incredible opportunity to get involved and to put into practice innovative initiatives around sustainability. If you are a McGill student and still unaware about the project, check it out! McGill Sustainability Fund

Through Google - Jonathan Glencross

Finally, Wissesap would like to thank people like Graham or Jonathan for their incredible work around climate change and sustainability. As the TED slogan says, thank you for spreading the good ideas that are worth hearing to mitigate climate change and to reach sustainability both in local and broader scales. Everyone has to be aware of what it is being done!


miércoles, 10 de noviembre de 2010

How to consume stupid things in Tokyo

Ok, it was impossble to not talk a little about overconsumption and Tokyo... There are ways and ways of waisting...But to me,these are one of the most surprisingly ones. People here, but specially women, are addicted to these little cheesy toys that I thought extiguised after the 90´s...

lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2010

Tokyo pedals...! (but in a different way)

Even in Tokyo ecofriendly exists! The city per se is not very "green" but I´ve noticed that some initiatives and efforts have started to be done. My aim is to show you the little things that I´m discovering here during my 7 days treep .

Pedestrians in Tokyo share their sidewalk with bikes on the main streets. But people here are used to it, so there´s no problem for anybody about sharing their space and it makes it safer for cyclists.

As you can see there are plenty of bike users, but still not as much as if you compare the number of users per capita with other cities such as Amsterdam or Montreal.

jueves, 4 de noviembre de 2010

How nice is to see that things are being done to fight Climate Change?

For all the dreamers,

For all those who belive that things can be done, all those who believe in changing the world, all those who keep believing in their dream though it implies ardous work...This is a proof of how things can be done, are being done and proofs that dreams can become true.

From today, a month out from the start of the UN Climate Convention meeting in Cancun, Mexico, UNEP (United Nations of Environmental Program) will release online case studies to show that solutions to climate change are available and can be copied and scaled up around the world.

The examples are just the tip of the iceberg and highlights in terms of existing successful climate initiatives and programes. One of the most successful initiatives? Solar Loans for Solar Homes in India http://www.unep.org/unite/30ways/ .