Fashion: from trend to sustainability

Sustainability in fashion is a constantly recurring topic. More and more fashion companies are using eco-friendly textiles and remaking worn clothes instead of ‘fast fashion’.  Text and photos by Julia Pulm and Robin Nguyen  2,700 liters. This is the amount of water that is necessary for the manufacturing of one T-Shirt. Most of these T-Shirts are made out of a combination of cotton and polyester. … Continue reading Fashion: from trend to sustainability

Water and weedburgers: the vegans are here

In recent years, vegan food has become more and more common and people often choose a vegetarian meal. The lunchroom ‘Beter & Leuk’ located in Amsterdam, has an extensive vegan menu. Even though it is not close to most tourist attractions, it’s jam packed every day around lunchtime.   Text and photos by Bart Jacobs The vegetarian lunchroom, ‘Beter & Leuk’ in Amsterdam East almost looks … Continue reading Water and weedburgers: the vegans are here

“We need to think bigger than just saying no to plastic straws”

By Natasha Jahanshahi Package free shops are popping up all over London. The Zero Waste movement is growing in the city as more and more people are trying to reduce their waste – or live completely waste free. Whenever Alex Furey leaves his flat in south London he makes sure to pack a few essentials in his bag; a reusable coffee cup, a wooden cutlery … Continue reading “We need to think bigger than just saying no to plastic straws”

Where girls meet (up)

By Julia van den Muijsenberg “Girl!! So great to see you,” A brown haired girl and a girl in checkered blouse just entered through the heavy curtains covering the door. The girl in the blouse is immediately welcomed by some others. They raise their beers and make some small talk. “And this must be…” says one of them, eyeballing secretively. After some awkward laughs the … Continue reading Where girls meet (up)

One in five students considered heavy drinkers

By Ingrid Godager “I’ll take nine shooters with fireball”, Rachel (23) yells at the bartender, as she fumbles in her black snake printed purse to find her credit card. She’s at Coco’s outback with her friends from school, as she has been every Wednesday since she moved to Amsterdam. “That’ll be ten euro”, the bartender yells back at her, trying to outshout Daddy Yankee’s Gasolina … Continue reading One in five students considered heavy drinkers

How the AfD convinced the left behind

By Astrid Vlaeminck The AfD, Alternative für Deutschland, a right-winged party in Germany chooses for some traditional Nazi-strategies. They use simple slogans, organize meetings in market squares and promise that they have the nation a lot to give. The core of their strategy is to make the left behind feel understood. One of the differences between the AfD propaganda and the Nazi’s in the Second … Continue reading How the AfD convinced the left behind

Who are the rebels fighting extinction?

By Iraide Ibarrondo Extinction Rebellion is an environmental group that has become famous over the last months for its non-stop and pacific civil disobedience protests. In London 1309 activists have already been arrested. Their main goal is to make the government take immediate action on the Climate and Ecological emergency. XR is active in 72 countries all around the world and has 485 groups across … Continue reading Who are the rebels fighting extinction?

A house but no home

By Thirza de Raad and Julia Pulm, pictures by Annelijn Oviawe Neon light is illuminating the portal of the ‘Leger des Heils Wellbeing and Health Care Center’ at Zeeburgerdijk, in the north of Amsterdam. Colorful walls create a friendly atmosphere and the smell of hot coffee reaches the nostrils. Young men in oversize sweatshirts are chatting next to the coffee brewer in the common room, … Continue reading A house but no home

The Red Light District: ‘This is not a shopping mall’

By Mila Emmer & Julia van den Muijsenberg AMSTERDAM – Behind the many red-lit windows, sex shops, brown cafes or in a theatre hidden behind an illuminated façade, a world that has attracted many people to the city over the years awaits to be explored. A quick visit to the Red Light District is now on the bucket list of both young and old tourists, … Continue reading The Red Light District: ‘This is not a shopping mall’