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Lisa Trautmann

Lisa is a design podcaster (#BEIGEsprochen), fashion writer and co-founder of the first German unisex online magazine @beigefeels

Do you have an easy tip to live more sustainably?

I changed small habits that are part of my everyday life. For example always going by bike, when possible, buying food that is locally sourced and in season (I stopped buying fruits and veggies from Spain for example all-together), I stopped ordering clothes online nearly completely and increased the amount of second hand and small brands. All together I buy WAY less clothes than before and … I am still alive! ;)

I read a lot about sustainable alternatives (e.g. on Utopia). I use drinking bottles and prepare my own food when I travel. It’s a sum of all this little things that in total can have a huge impact without forcing you to give up on certain standards in your life.

What does conscious consumption look like in your daily life?

That’s kind of what I just said, haha. Sorry. But I guess all in all it is about finding ways to not break with habits but chose a more sustainable path. EG: preparing your breakfast instead of buying a coffee to go and a bread in the bakery, using drinking bottles instead of plastic bottles. Check the FAQ of your fashion favorites and see, if they produce sustainably. Is there maybe a sustainable alternative to a white high fashion T-shirt? Yes! Yes there is and it isn’t even much more expensive.

I make conscious decisions everyday. Just spend that 5 extra seconds and think about the impact of your action.

We care about adding something better. What do you add to your life to make it better?

Time. In the past months and years I learned that there is no object, no shopping day nothing you can own or buy that can make up with lost time. So I value my free time like a treasure and I am happy I realized that in my 30s and not when it is too late.

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