ArmedAngels: The “Robin Hood” of the fashion industry emphasising eco and fair timeless clothing

ArmedAngels is a Germany-based fashion label that is injecting everyday chic into sustainable fashion, creating timeless pieces that work in-sync with conscious consumers wanting to create a capsule wardrobe. The sustainable fashion brand, which specialises in womenswear and menswear that is both “eco and fair”, creates functional and timeless fashion in sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, organic linen, organic wool, recycled polyester, Lenzing Modal® … Continue reading ArmedAngels: The “Robin Hood” of the fashion industry emphasising eco and fair timeless clothing

Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

Berlin-based urban farm Prinzessinnengarten [Princess Gardens] is providing a space for residents to learn about organic food production and sustainable living, in a neighbourhood which was once part of the former West Berlin adjoining the Berlin Wall. Created on a plot of land in Kreuzberg that was home to abandoned factories, power plants and derelict apartment blocks, Prinzessinnengarten was opened in 2009 to demonstrate the … Continue reading Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

Search engine Ecosia offers to buy ancient German forest to save it from destruction

Ecosia, the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine, has stepped in with an unsolicited €1 million offer to buy and save the last remaining stretch of the Hambach Forest in Germany. It follows weeks of strong tension between the German police and forest activists regarding the Hambach Forest. The Berlin-based tech startup put in an offer to buy the remaining 200 hectares of an ancient German forest in … Continue reading Search engine Ecosia offers to buy ancient German forest to save it from destruction

Germany’s cities embrace reusable coffee cup deposit schemes to tackle waste

Cities across Germany are aiming to reduce coffee cup waste by providing cafe and coffee shop customers with reusable coffee cup deposit schemes. In Freiburg, The Freiburg Cup, a reusable coffee cup made from dishwasher-proof plastic that can be obtained from participating outlets, has proven to be popular, especially among students, since launching last November. The cup, which can be obtained in exchange for a deposit of €1, … Continue reading Germany’s cities embrace reusable coffee cup deposit schemes to tackle waste

Locomore’s green alternative service from Stuttgart to Frankfurt

Locomore, a Berlin-based start up, has launched the world’s first crowd funded train service, and a green one at that. The renovated 1970s train, with its retro orange and brown livery, offers one return trip a day from Stuttgart to Berlin via Frankfurt and Hanover. A one-way Stuggart-Berlin ticket with Locomore costs upwards from €22 versus €115 on Deutsche Bahn. The journey time takes over six hours. … Continue reading Locomore’s green alternative service from Stuttgart to Frankfurt