"Sustainability is not about being a monk living in a cave and never producing any waste."
The question is no longer IF to be sustainable, but rather HOW to be sustainable.
Here are a few tips/questions for anyone who thinks it’s very difficult and time-consuming:
1. Only buy what you really need – however challenging it sounds (especially nowadays, when we are surrounded with materialism all around us), think if you already own a similar product that serves the same purpose? If yes, will the new one give you any additional benefits? Is it something you will want to keep long-term?
2. If you need to buy a product, opt for the more quality one, even if more expensive. Many times buying cheaper items appeals to us but the sad reality is that we end up having to buy much more in quantity. Buy less but smarter.
3. Consider the conditions the product was produced in. Was it made under fair conditions?
4. Who are you supporting with your purchase? Is it a big corporation that has thousands of workers? Or is it a small business that probably invests their own time and care in it?
5. Once you have the product at home, take good care of it. The better you treat it, the longer it will last.
Sustainability is not about being a monk living in a cave and never producing any waste. It is about a conscious choice. Opting for the less wasteful, more respectful option towards the environment. And doing so every day.
Sustainability was a big topic for me and pepe&wolf from the start. How to make it the least harmful for nature? We strive every day to lessen the impact. By choosing train and ship transport over air shipment. By choosing paper packaging over plastic. Producing small amounts so we make sure everything sells and there is no waste. By choosing recycled materials over new ones. And by making a timeless product that will last a long time.