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Sustainability Week 2017

Sustainability Weeks 2017

As part of the Sustainability Week 2017, the owner, Annette Husmann, successfully presented the concept of greenpicks.de/en at Interseroh in Cologne and presented sustainable products from various eco-friendly online shops represented at Greenpicks.
Sorry, presentation only in German language available. On request is also a presentation in English possible.

Stress-free Christmas

Tips for stress-free Christmas

stress-free Christmas
Tips for stress-free Christmas

Greenpicks – Eco & Upcycling Market does not stand only for a sustainable consumption, but also for a sustainable lifestyle. In our view this includes the minimalistic use of objects and careful use of time. This refers to the composition of the pre-Christmas season and the scrupulous dealing of Christmas presents.

stress-free Christmas: Advent is supposed to be a peaceful time
Advent is supposed to be a peaceful time

In the Advent season Christians prepare for the arrival of Christus. The Advent period was supposed to be a peaceful, cosy and joyful time, regardless of the religious ethos. Especially the winter and the dark season are well suited to shift down a gear, to hold communion with oneself and to pay attention to dear fellows. But the opposite is true: Christmas time is stress.

The hunt for Christmas presents is opened

In the current consumer society, however, the Advent season is preparing for Christmas in such a way that many people go on the hunt for Christmas presents. Furthermore people go on errands such as cheap (and sometimes toxic) Christmas decoration from China, Christmas roast from factory farming, Christmas carp, standardized Christmas cards, Christmas wreath from discounters, candles, Christmas trees from the DIY market and buying groceries on stock. Baking cookies, decorate christmassy the apartment, wrap gifts and send Christmas cards and New Year’s wishes, supplement the pre-Christmas stress. And no later than on 27th December are all glad when it’s all over. And one or the other gift is exchanged or some days later it is already defective.

Free yourself from the festive collective stress

But do we have to take part every year in Christmas consumption binge? Have to? Hardly likely. As responsible citizens, we can decide not to follow the Christmas consumption frenzy and collective stress like every day in our lives. Whoever deliberately consumes over the whole year, can also do at Christmas!

There are many things that cost nothing and yet are ecologically valuable and sustainable. We only need to bother ourselves about it and leave unnoticed the solutions offered to us by advertising. Those who manage to get rid of all the angel like praised needs at Santa Claus and Christmas, can actually enjoy Advent as the quietest time of the year and the Christmas holidays.

The following proposals are less to save money, but in your own interest to bring yourself stress-free Christmas. And to act in terms of sustainability and to think about what could make happy the recipient. Continue reading Stress-free Christmas

Are minimalism and comfort compatible?

Minimalism Comfort Tipps
Are minimalism and cosiness compatible? © streitline

Many people associate cosiness with the beginning of autumn which extends into the winter and is gently detached by spring. Especially in autumn arises the need to customize the own four walls pleasantly, which ends with crowded spaces for some fellows. Here, minimalism and comfort do not exclude in any way.

Combining the minimalist lifestyle with a cosy atmosphere makes life easier, more relieved and more environmentally friendly. It reduces your carbon footprint without having you to quit a grain of comfort. On top of that minimalism saves money and time. And who has time can enjoy: the cosiness in fall, the comfort in winter, the awakening and sprouting nature in spring and the warmth and long days during summer.

Minimalism does not mean to live the lifestyle of a monk or like in the Stone Age, but to handle with as little as possible, but really with as much as you need. The comfort factors count next to some beautiful things and sustainable consumer goods especially sensitive values and the disposal of everyday burden.

How to bring the minimalism trend to your home and how to create a cozy atmosphere, we have composed in our Minimalism Comfort Tipps. Continue reading Are minimalism and comfort compatible?

Relaunch: Eco- and Upcycling-Market becomes Greenpicks

Online marketplace modern and comfortable after major overhaul

Greenpicks – Eco & Upcycling Market is here! We are happy and relieved to complete successfully our relaunch and rebranding project after a very intense and very busy time. On www.greenpicks.de/en you see the result.

Relaunch - We have moved
Relaunch – We have moved

After a major overhaul Eco- and Upcycling-Market (up to now: www.upcycling-markt.de) presents itself more clearly and considerably rejuvenated. The online marketplace for sustainable and upcycling products now operates under “Greenpicks – Eco & Upcycling Market” (www.greenpicks.de). Our previous curated one-product shop Greenpicks remains as “Pick of the Week” inside the new website.

The new website is characterized by a fresh design, simple workflows, high usability and clear pages with high information density. For all offered products can be seen, how they meet the required sustainability criteria. Many filtering options make it easier to browse on topics, shop and brand pages as well as in the categories. Thanks to responsive design it is also possible to browse conveniently on the website via tablet and smartphone. Continue reading Relaunch: Eco- and Upcycling-Market becomes Greenpicks

Continued cooperation with Ecostyle 2014

Cooperation Partner: Eco- and Upcycling-Market and Ecostyle
Cooperation Partner: Eco- and Upcycling-Market and Ecostyle

Eco- and Upcycling-Market is cooperation partner of the Ecostyle also in the second year.

From 30 August to 2 September 2014 Messe Frankfurt will be showing its green side again: Ecostyle – the trade fair for sustainable consumer goods – will be opening its gates for the second time. It is a platform for verified sustainable products which are highly convincing in their state-of-the-art design. This trade fair format is currently unique in Germany. The exhibition will feature major brands as well as innovative newcomers. Here, the Ecostyle is quite international, because the manufacturers of green lifestyle and design products come from Germany and abroad. Continue reading Continued cooperation with Ecostyle 2014

From scrapped textiles to cuddly toys – a sustainable metamorphose

From scrapped textiles to cuddly toys – a sustainable metamorphose
© ehrtweibchen y chromosome motor skill toy

The offer of ehrtweibchen includes imaginative, exceptional and unique cuddly toys in the spirit of sustainability.

Cologne, 14 November 2013 – When it comes to gifts for kids, children’s toys is the first choice in addition to ecological children’s clothing. Here, the toy should be environmentally friendly and durable. Especially babies and young children love cuddly toys they can hug. Often they cannot sleep without their favourite cuddly toy. Continue reading From scrapped textiles to cuddly toys – a sustainable metamorphose