“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
As UN says
the Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve
a better and more sustainable future for all
These are 3 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN that I try to follow, support and improve every day:
ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY
AND EMPOWER ALL WOMEN AND GIRLS
Equality of men and women and of homosexuals and heterosexuals, respect and tolerance for differences is basic and necessary right now.
The world has changed, the culture has changed and the minds also did it.
I represent strong women in my collages. Women who feel and live with passion, love and fantasy. And this love is not only toward others, but also to themselves.
I represent women, not only from birth but also for their own decision.
I have been supporting Mi Cuerpo Min Krop for some years, designing with love for them. They facilitate rights-based and taboo free sexual health education for Colombian teens – because everyone deserves to live an informed sexuality.
I respect and support their amazing work and I encourage you to visit their website.
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
I strongly believe that we need to do as much as we can in order to give access to clean drinking water and sanitation to everybody.
It is not acceptable that in the XI century there are still millions of people without access to a basic hand-washing facility, and not even to safe drinking water.
I have been supporting Charity Water for some years. They partner with experienced local organizations who build sustainable, community-owned water projects around the world.
I invite you to visit their website and learn more about their cause.
ENSURE SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION PATTERNS
As the UN explains sustainable consumption and production is about doing more and better with less. It is also about decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation, increasing resource efficiency and promoting sustainable lifestyles.
I work with collage, I recycle elements, such paper, ceramics, plastic, among others. They come to life again, with a new symbology and meaning.
I only produce digital collages and clothing when I get an order for, avoiding paper and textile waste from overproduction.
My clothing is printed with the direct-to-garment (DTG) printing method. I have carefully chosen my print partner in order to follow the sustainability guidelines as much as possible.
The printing tech my print partner uses is made with sustainability in mind, and our DTG printers use almost zero wastewater and less energy, lowering our carbon footprint. The inks they use for printing are water-based and free of harmful chemicals. They take care to dispose of any left-over ink according to the ink supplier guidelines, so we’re not harming the environment.