Our Sustainability Promises for 2019 Our Sustainability Promises for 2019

Our Sustainability Promises for 2019

By Netta Lonnqvist

Get some ideas for your own efforts to live sustainably. Everyone on the Jajamän team is making a small change in 2019 to make their daily lives more sustainable. We each share the why behind it, and how we plan to stick to it. Our promises include how to make more conscious textile purchases, what to do with damaged clothes and shoes, how to avoid single use plastics, and minimizing your carbon footprint with simple food choices.

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5 Key Features in the Scandinavian Approach to Design | Blog Journal by Jajamän 5 Key Features in the Scandinavian Approach to Design | Blog Journal by Jajamän

5 Key Features in the Scandinavian Approach to Design

By Rini Hapsoro

With the mania for hygge these past few years, chances are you have heard about Scandinavian design; an aesthetic movement widely known for its minimalist and functional values that has influenced not only contemporary interiors, but also a particular way of life across the world. So, what is the philosophy all about?

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What you need to know about greenwashing | Jajamän Blog What you need to know about greenwashing | Jajamän Blog

About Greenwashing and How You Can Avoid It

By Rini Hapsoro

With the growing demand for sustainable practices in recent years, many companies have adopted green marketing strategies to boost their brand image and appeal to new customers. The question is, how can we distinguish companies that truly dedicate themselves to protecting the planet from those that incorporate green campaigns to garner more profits?

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9 Things you need to know about Cork  | Blog Journal by Jajamän 9 Things you need to know about Cork  | Blog Journal by Jajamän

9 Things You Need to Know About Cork

By Mandy Law

As problems arise, humans have a tendency to seek out better solutions as well as change. This can usually lead to innovation and progress. One wonderful, innovative solution for the very unsustainable and highly polluting world of fashion, is the use of cork (yes, the same stuff stopped into your wine bottles) as a leather or faux leather alternative!

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7 Eco-Innovations for a Sustainable Fashion Industry | Blog Journal by Jajamän 7 Eco-Innovations for a Sustainable Fashion Industry | Blog Journal by Jajamän

7 Eco-Innovations for a Sustainable Fashion Industry

By Mandy Law

Did you know that the textile industry is one of the dirtiest and most polluting in the world? It may be difficult to understand why, when that cute dress you bought just the other week was so pretty. As with many industries today, environmental sustainability has become a big priority which has led to new innovations: more eco-friendly innovations.

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The textile industry: The good, the bad and the ugly | Blog Journal by Jajamän The textile industry: The good, the bad and the ugly | Blog Journal by Jajamän

The textile industry: The good, the bad and the ugly

By Mandy Law

We have most likely heard of the horror stories, the illegalities, the ill-treatment of factory workers, dodgy certifications, corruption, polluted rivers and so on from the textile industry. But how much do we actually know about it? This post will help you understand the industry and what it involves a little more. It’s a pretty large topic, so let’s just dip our toes in first!

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How Fast Fashion Leads to Creativity, Talent and Design Waste | Blog Journal by Jajamän How Fast Fashion Leads to Creativity, Talent and Design Waste | Blog Journal by Jajamän

How Fast Fashion Leads to Creativity and Design Waste

By Mandy Law

There is a lot of talk about minimising or even achieving zero-waste in the fashion and textile industries. The waste that is often referred to is the chemical waste, water waste and textile waste. But have you heard of the concept of design waste?

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6 Ways Designers Can Incorporate Sustainability into Fashion  | Blog Journal by Jajamän 6 Ways Designers Can Incorporate Sustainability into Fashion  | Blog Journal by Jajamän

6 Ways Designers Can Incorporate Sustainability into Fashion

By Mandy Law

There has been a lot of talk about how we can be more responsible, environmentally friendly and ethical; as well as about how the responsibility is in our hands. However, it is important to remember that not only are fashion brands liable; but so are the designers. Read this post to find out the 6 ways fashion designers can adopt sustainable practices! 

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7 Reasons to Stop Buying Fast Fashion | Blog Journal by Jajamän 7 Reasons to Stop Buying Fast Fashion | Blog Journal by Jajamän

7 Reasons to Stop Buying Fast Fashion

By Mandy Law

This post will lay out all the cons of fast fashion and hopefully, educate you on why we as consumers should put more pressure on brands and companies to slow down and shift their way of working. For the first time in a long time, we as consumers are the ones who hold the power. The question is, however, will we use it for good?

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What is cradle to cradle circular economy | Blog Journal by Jajamän What is cradle to cradle circular economy | Blog Journal by Jajamän

What Is ‘Cradle to Cradle’?

By Mandy Law

Crade to cradle is a sustainable business strategy that attempts to reuse the waste and eliminate the whole concept of waste altogether. Read more about what the concept entails in this blog post!

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How are clothes recycled sustainably |  | Blog Journal by Jajamän How are clothes recycled sustainably |  | Blog Journal by Jajamän

How Are Clothes Recycled?

By Mandy Law

While textile recycling sounds fantastic and is something that the conscious consumer would be up for, what does recycling fabrics and clothes entail? This post will briefly explain in 4 stages about how the clothes we’ve thrown out ends up being in the new clothes that we buy.

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7 Ways to Identify High Quality Products | Blog Journal by Jajamän 7 Ways to Identify High Quality Products | Blog Journal by Jajamän

7 Ways to Identify High Quality Products

By Mandy Law

In part of the new era of slow fashion, more brands are designing and creating textiles and apparel of better and higher quality in an effort to create products that last longer than one season. As such, we have compiled a couple of easy tips and tricks to help guide you through the unfathomable amounts of fibres, materials, textiles and garments in this post!

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