Category Archives: Recycling & DIY

Greening my bathroom

As most western girls, I used to buy lots of cosmetics without really reading any labels and lists of ingredients. However, more than 80% of the cosmetics sold worlwide are made from synthetic ingredients and petroleum derivatives. Not only, can these … Continue reading

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DIY: Ecological toothpaste

Over the last five years, I have gradually moved from conventional beauty products to organic and home-made cosmetics. I will soon post on how to green a bathroom but today I would like to share my homemade toothpowder recipe. One … Continue reading

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Perfect Imperfection

I bought this potatoe at my local farmer market and it immediately reminded me of one of my favourite documentary: “The Gleaners and I” (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse). In this documentary, Agnes Varda shows us how potatoes that are … Continue reading

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DIY: Woolen mittens

Last April, I introduced you to my new winter snoods – made of leftover mohair yarns. When I finished that project I still had some leftover yarn (2 balls of yarn) and decided to use it to knit some warm … Continue reading

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My first sewing machine experience: Recycled shopping bag

Before I was…. ? I have always liked collecting old stuff and giving them a “second-life”. I think that we buy and throw out  too many things and I always try to repair or reinvent objects. Following some initial clothing … Continue reading

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