Trine is a feminist jewellery designer and mother based in Copenhagen.
Do you have an easy tip to live more sustainably?
Every time you might think you “need” something, ask yourself: do I REALLY need it?
What does conscious consumption look like in your daily life?
I just ended my maternity leave and I for sure do not need all the to-go coffees and delicious hot chocolates with whipped cream and pastries now (I also stopped breastfeeding!). Again I try to ask myself the question: do I REALLY need it?
I love to cook. So I nearly cook every meal for my son, boyfriend and me. I try to plan meals ahead in order to get my grocery shopping on point. I have a small pantry, so I can almost always cook something (if my time allows it!). Me an my partner both are vegetarians and I try to cook seasonal and local (if possible). This makes sense to me, my health, my stomach and the environment.
Copenhagen is a city where bicycles RUN the streets – it’s common to own 2 bicycles (1 to get you from A-Z, another to move things around or carry other people!).
We care about adding something better. What do you add to your life to make it better?
I’ve started practicing speaking more nicely to myself. I think many of us have a tendency to be their own worst critics! So sentences like, “You’re a good and loving mom”, “You’re doing a good job as a boss / leader” or “It’s okay if you didn’t make it (laundry, homemade cooking, calling your friends back). I’ve just started but it feels good writing it here!
And since my time is very limited (with a baby and my company) I try to do small creative things, that give me energy or satisfy me.