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missed this at berlin fashion week: clothes and fabric from milk! the material is described with such great attributes (shall we call it milksilk?) and i’m looking forward to the men’s collection!

even though milk has a high carbon footprint, it appears that this fabric is quite ecofriendly, since it uses milk that would’ve otherwise been thrown away, and the entire production process is fairly quick, local and uses no chemicals. also, it’s an impressive water footprint: for one kilo of material, it only needs 2l of water, not 20.000l like cotton does. it also seems like it can be used for lots more as well, e.grrrrr. medical uses since it’s antibacterial.

by the way: what an entrepreneur! she started her own fashion label at 19, while getting her diploma in microbiology and has now been conducting research on the milksilk for two years now!

these kingbins look really great- and they’re made from recycled barrels!

another beautful piece of jewelry: con razón, corazón. silver. works like a scale where the heart will always pull down as it is heavier.

Con Razón, Corazón. silver. works like a scale where the heart will always pull down as it is heavier.

all made by elreinventor, who is also exhibiting his work with sustainable clothing designers banuq and reclothings at ‘three ethical bastards’ on 4 july 2011:

three ethical bastards

der klimaschutz kommt zumindest thematisch an diesem wochenende nicht zu kurz in berlin:

das plattenfestival von samstag bis sonntag im erholungspark marzahn steht dieses jahr ganz im zeichen des klimaschutzes.

am samstag feiert die malzfabrik mit der malzwiese ein ökologisches sommerfest/picknick- es wird sicher ein schönes fest dort! besonders deren bemühungen um die nachhaltigkeit in ihrem haus machen diese sache zu einer sehr glaubwürdigen veranstaltung. [EDIT: erinnerungsphoto]

am sonntag findet am brandenburger tor das umweltfestival statt (zu dem es wie jedes jahr die adfc sternfahrt gibt), ans herz legen möchte ich den auftritt von regeltarif, die um 12:55 auf der bühne spielen und natürlich einmal an den ständen vorbeischlendern.

    this beauty is an electric motorcycle made by ralf kittmann. presented at the goodgoods fair in hamburg last weekend, seen on utopia.de’s reporting from the fair. wish i would’ve made it, i even had tickets already. oh well, new weekend, new luck: this saturday, malzwiese will be exhibiting eco-products in berlin!