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Slow travel is a modern movement, spun off from the slow food movement, in which the journey is considered worthier than the goal and traditional tourism is rejected. Advocates of slow travel are eschewing planes in favour of trains, ships, bicycles, donkeys, their own two feet and mindfulness.
The Fair Cottage proudly hosts Land & Leute Reisen, a Berlin-based travel platform that promotes local providers of sustainable tourism in rural areas of Spain and Morocco. In this post Alvaro walks us through the Pyrenees experience, reviewing a journey of intricate history and breathtaking sights.
Most of us wouldn’t engage in an activity that involves risk to our personal health without first making some sort of rudimentary plan. But what about the risks our daily consumption of plastic pose for the health of the environment? Don’t they deserve consideration too?
At TFC's recent clean up of Kreuzberg's Floating University, it took six people as many hours to rid the site of plastic waste. The difference we made was quite remarkable. It just goes to show how accustomed to plastic litter we are, when we only realise its ubiquitousness in the absence of it.
Perhaps the one tangible benefit of fast fashion is the savings for consumers. However, even this idea is undermined when you think how long such low quality clothing tends to last. If you’re ready to go slow, but not sure where to begin, then let my top tips guide point you in the right direction.
Is fast fashion just a buzzword? A trick to make you spend more on clothing than you can afford? Or is there more to it? In this post, The Fair Cottage explores how the way clothing is produced affects everything from workers rights, to the environment through to our own sense of value.
Whether you are buying a snowboard, a sweater or a neoprene wetsuit, you are consuming. If the item is mass produced, most likely resources are exploited and as a consequence, the planet suffers in some way. What is happening in the current concept of consumption? Where is the circular economy we are always hearing about?