Mask protects Ugandan from health problems caused by air pollution

In Kampala, Uganda, there are more than 300.000 boda bodas – local motorcycle taxis. Every day they move around in traffic. At the same time, Kampala is one of Africa’s most polluted cities. KampalAIR wants to address the air pollution and combat health issues – with affordable and reusable air pollution masks. 90 minutes biking … Continue reading Mask protects Ugandan from health problems caused by air pollution

With love from Nairobi

In July 2015, together with Angelica Motagnini, I researched the status quo of sustainable fashion. Change within the vested fashion industry is complicated, comes slowely and more transparent supply chains are most needed. Recently, in a quest of mapping sustainable brands around the world, I found an example of a beautiful, ethical fashion company based in Nairobi, Kenya: Njema Helena is providing a great opportunity for consumers to vote differently with their money and push fashion in a right direction. 

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Cecilia, co-founder of Njema Helena and ‘my’ dress.

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Formula E and Electric Vehicles: Accelerating to a Cleaner Future.

With the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference just taking off in Paris, I stumbled upon a topic I never really thought of before: racing. Soon I got lost in a world of electric cars: Elon Musk and Tesla, the VW scandal, and Formula E – electric racing. Through my research, I found that many … Continue reading Formula E and Electric Vehicles: Accelerating to a Cleaner Future.

How Fashion and ‘Eco-Something’ do (not yet) get along.

Co-author: Angelica Montagnini “The goal of today’s fashion connoisseur is not to own a vast wardrobe of disposable garments, but a well-constructed collection of timeless pieces made, using sustainable methods.” – The International Fashion Industry. Stella McCartney, with her famous Falabella bag, brought sustainability into fashion business. She is one of the few top designers providing … Continue reading How Fashion and ‘Eco-Something’ do (not yet) get along.

Briefly Cares: a new initiative to help homeless people.

“We believe that everyone wants to help, but often don’t have the time, money or ‘know how.’” Briefly Cares is an initiative that provides the basic necessities to homeless people, needed in order to live each day with dignity and health. You can give away food and clothes, however, you can’t give away socks and underwear in order to … Continue reading Briefly Cares: a new initiative to help homeless people.