All tagged Lifestyle

Plastic Free July

How did your plastic July go? For many of us we wonder what the next steps are after we have swapped to reusables (bags and cups) and avoided plastics in supermarkets, which is why this post lists some of our favourite books that help us to explore the way we view our relationship with plastics. Each book takes on a different perspective regarding plastics, whether it’s following a true life story how one woman kicked her plastic habit, the history of plastics and how they came to be or how plastic has been used to empower communities - every read is unique!

SOMADINA meets... Marieke Eyskoot

It is very exciting to introduce you all to Marieke Eyskoot in this edition of SOMADINA… meets. Marieke is a sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert who through her 15 years of work in the industry has helped put conscious living on the map. 

Many of you have probably already heard of Marieke after binging on her book ‘This Is A Good Guide For - A Sustainable Lifestyle’. Marieke’s book gives a clear and comprehensive guide on how to pursue a sustainable lifestyle, whether you’re a sustainability veteran or a newbie. I couldn’t wait to chat with Marieke about all things conscious lifestyle and how sustainability not only affects the environment but also our mental well-being.

How To Make Everyday Feel Like FriYAY

Today is Friday and no doubt we’ll all be putting up FriYAY posts (myself included) but does our living with the weekend have a negative effect on us? By living only for the weekend it means that we spend most of the week in countdown mode, day dreaming about any plans that we have for the weekend. So we’ve created a list of some of the things that we have incorporated into our week to make each day have a little bit of that Friday magic.

Introducing You To Our New Section... 'SOMADINA meets...'

I am very excited to announce that a new section has officially launched on the blog called ‘SOMADINA meets…’

Since starting this blog, I have met so many inspirational people who are doing many amazing things either within their communities and/or globally through their actions or sharing their stories.

It is always said that you never know how your words or actions affect those around and after hearing about what so many of the people I have come to interact with do, I had to share their stories with you.

You can read the first interview with Cassine Shop on the blog now! Let me know what you think and which brand for people you would love us to get in contact with!

What Is Your Biggest Barrier To Adopting A Sustainable Lifestyle?

After being invited to listen in a sustainable fashion event held by Po-Zu, we explore the biggest barriers that we face towards adopting a sustainable lifestyle. We build these communities on Instagram, Facebook and on Twitter where we all share our sustainability ideals and the ways in which we have integrated at least some aspects of sustainability into our lifestyle. Yet, sustainable lifestyles are still considered niche. Those of us who really do  try to make conscious efforts to change still find ourselves in fast fashion or fast consumer traps, leading us to question what is it about sustainability that prevents us from being as ‘green’ as we aspire to be.