Dit is een goede gids

Review & give away of

the newest addition to our coffee table 

– A new book on the shelf

Recently we have purchased a new book for the coffee corner of our office. It is a guide to a more sustainable lifestyle. The book goes beyond sustainable fashion, touching on subjects such as cosmetics, food, travel and much more. We feel like we have to share this book with you guys as it is full of tips and tricks which makes sustainable living easy, fun and achievable. “Dit is een goede gids” is written by Marieke Eyskoot. Translated, the title literally means “this is a good guide”, which says enough. Unfortunately, today no English version is available yet. For those non-dutchies out there, we would say this is the perfect opportunity to learn a new language.

– Marieke Who?

Marieke Eyskoot is a sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert, speaker & enthusiast. She puts sustainable living on the map. On the side she is also a consultant for brands, stores and companies who want to become more sustainable. So definitely our kind of woman. And it seems that a lot of people agree with us on this, in 2010 the Dutch newspaper Het Parool nominated her as Amsterdammer of the year. “Dit is een goede gids” is her second book after “Talking Dress”.

– This is a good guide

After reading the book, we can agree that it is worthy of its title and a perfect guide for those who want to live a more sustainable & conscious life. Especially for those that don’t know where to begin. It points out that sustainability is now more important, and fun, than ever. Her book also highlights a lot of aesthetical & ethical brands which do well against more commercial and often harmful brands. And of course, MUD Jeans is one of them. Marieke Eyskoot believes that aesthetics is an effective way to promote sustainability and we completely agree with her. She motivates consumers to think in the long term about spending money instead of short term.

– Walk the talk

We are all about spreading the sustainability message & love. That is why we are giving one “Dit is een goede gids” from Marieke Eyskoot away. The lucky winner will receive their own personal guide for a more sustainable lifestyle. You can participate in the give-away by filling in this form. Good luck to all of you.