Friday, December 20, 2013

Guldsmeden Hotels - Supreme Eco Hosting

Together with my blogteam Shine like a STAR, I was invited to a luxurious organic brunch at the Axel Hotel Guldsmeden in Copenhagen.  I must say I was very impressed - being a green blogger I feel that I have quite a large knowledge of the sustainable businesses, especially around Denmark.

However, prior to that day, Guldsmeden Hotels hadn't been something I had noticed - even though the visit showed an extraordinary commitment to sustainability in the whole hotel's vision as well as mission.

The restaurant alone has a 'The golden Ø' - a label given by the state of Denmark to restaurations serving 90-100% organic food and beverages. A label that very (very) few other places can show off so far in Denmark!

The hotel itself has a very charming, natural atmosphere, furnished by as sustainable objects as possible, all the beauty products used in the SPA and bathrooms were of course organic and natural, their electricity was provided by Natur-Energi (same as mine at home), they are trying hard to minimize food waste, they serve tap water not bottled water, the textiles used in their SPA and bathrooms are organic from the danish company Organic Company.

Also, a very important part of the business plan, is that they treat their employees very well, and make sure that the people working there have the interest for the same vision of sustainability, Guldsmeden wishes to promote. A very socially sustainable step!

Guldsmeden has hotels all over the world, all of them sharing the same vision - so take a peek at the site Guldsmeden Hotels and see if it's there you will spend your next (eco) holiday!

I myself dream of coming to Bali one day, the good thing is Guldsmeden is running a Christmas competition on FB where the main prize is just that!

I wish you a stress-free pre-Christmas weekend - maybe you should stroll through the following beautiful interior pictures to calm your mind.

Love, Greenhunter

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Shop organic cotton at C&A - now on sale!

Hi guys! So I went for an afternoon stroll to the nearest city centre today - I am being an at home mom for the time being, so every day I try to take them somewhere to get these small legs and bodies moving.

As we passed the store C&A I noticed my favorite sign 'SALES' and took them inside right away -since I earlier had discovered that this chain carries styles made of organic cotton as well as a large collection of Oeko-tex marked items. 

As usual, the greatest amount of sales items was in the girls' departement, and I made some great deals with girls' tops in organic cotton for an average of CHF 5 on sale. (We live in Switzerland at the moment and the store is located in Oerlikon by Zürich.)

And what do you know - I even snatched an item for myself in organic cotton - it was the largest kid size and it fits!! I am an size european 40, it has its advantages not being tall sometimes ;)

The kids (aged 4 and 2) also selected something, this time it was pajamas, and even though not made of organic fabric, at least it was Oeko-tex 100.

So tell me - was this information useful to you - do you live near by any C&A outlets? And if you do, would you ever shop there, or is the store not sustainable enough for you? I like to shop there because the prices are very low, and I don't have an personal income at the time being.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, and recommendations for your favorite sustainable fashion outlet!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Greenhunter: Imagine if this healthy lifestyle results in new urban infr...

Here is an inspirational video I made for the community Room to Imagine! I hope you get inspired to make your own video and share your thoughts with the world. We're listening......

Love, Greenhunter