In Slowtrends you’ll mainly find stories and beautiful things. There’s lots of beautiful things out there but not everything is special. I spend a fair amount of time online and I am (probably as much as you are) constantly discovering new brands and products that amaze me. However, due to the fast nature of information consumption online I find it very difficult to digest and I end up feeling overwhelmed. If I want to buy something I don’t know where to go anymore because I’ve forgotten everything already. We live in a society that sells us mass-produced, unsustainable, cruel, unfair and toxic products at a massive scale and I think it’s time to sit down and think. There’s a lot of people out there making real big efforts to change the status quo and make a difference, and I think it’s only fair that we give them something in return.
Slowtrends wants to create a space for brands that are trying to make things differently. Some of the stories are really fascinating and I know myself that it’s not always practicable to apply this philosophy to all sides of life, but small steps and small changes make a big difference. Trends are fast and gone but here we want to take things slowly. If you too are interested in handmade, sustainable, organic, ethical, cruelty-free, recyclable quality goods then you are in the right place. All brands featured here are trying to do good to our planet and to ourselves, somehow. None of them are giving anything in return, they are here because I found them and wanted to share their story. Hope you find them inspiring.
Hope you find them inspiring.
Photo: Brooke Cagle