To a prosperous new year

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 -

Dear Readers

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a good start into the year 2012. We want to say thank you for an exciting year with a lot of changes and developments, thanks for your support and for working towards the same goal – a more sustainable world. We hope to see you all again next year, at the latest during the Beyond Fashion Summit 2012.

We’ll be back in the office by January 2nd.

Happy Holidays!

The Beyond Berlin Team


Image & Wooden Christmas-tree by Ingrid Jansen

Holy Shit Shopping in Hamburg

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 -

For the last time this year the Holy Shit Shopping presents itself in Hamburg. This weekend in a hall of the Hamburg Messe 200 designers and artists will offer handmade products. From fashion and jewellery, books and photography through to organic olive oil from Greece you can chose from a colourful mix of treasures and find special Christmas presents. I visited the Holy Shit Shopping two weeks ago in the Alte Münze in Berlin but now I can’t tell you what I got there, because it should still be a surprise on Christmas Eve. What I can do is recommend this event with its cozy atmosphere. Only the food was quite minimalistic, so bring your own to survive your route through lots of creative products and interesting ideas.

Click here for a list of designers

17. + 18. December 2011
12:00 – 22:00

Hamburg Messe / Halle B3
Am Messeplatz 1
20357 Hamburg

Good to know – LED lights for Christmas

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 -

If you are still busy with festively decorating your apartment, then take into consideration that all those lights look very cozy but cause a lot of extra energy. On Love Green I just read that one pair of fairy lights can cost you up to 5 € extra during those festive weeks. And usually you have more than one in your house. So the suggested alternative: LED – light chains. Those are more expensive to purchase, but last much longer and reduce your energy bill.

Image: Flickr laszlo-photo