Annelise Braakensiek has lent not only her aesthetic eye but also her eco-conscious to a line of environmentally friendly intimates for Bras N Things. An advocate for living green, this vegetarian beauty has ensured that every facet of her sexy smalls collection is made with the planet's health in mind. We quizzed Annelise on what motivates her to be fashionably green...
What inspires you to 'think green'? Thinking green is a way of being for me. As I always say, it’s imperative that we try to do everything we can to help save this beautiful planet of ours, unfortunately we are at crisis point.
Explain how your BNT line helps the environment? With regards to saving the environment I’m of the firm belief that every little bit counts, no matter how small. For example the fact that my swing tags are made of recycled cardboard makes a difference, the fact that my coat hangers are made of recycled materials makes a difference. When cotton is used in my designs, it’s an organic cotton blend and I’m happy to say that Bras N Things are supportive of the fact I’m a passionate environmentalist, and we are looking into sustainable materials such as bamboo for future designs. To see what else Annelise had to say . . .
What are five ways anyone can contribute to helping the planet? Reduce. Recycle. Be mindful of water wastage. Eat organic foods and go meat free.
Do you think fashion needs to do more for the environment? I think everyone needs to do more for the environment!
Tell us a bit about your healthy lunch business - it sounds great! Thanks! Love Lunch is my organic meat free catering company I started almost three years ago. Love Lunch makes nutritious, delicious, organic, low fat meat free meals delivered to your home or office…recipes are inspired from my extensive world travels, and I specialise in gluten and dairy free recipes… Love Lunch is not only organic, but served in eco friendly packaging and delivered in Smart cars. Eco friendly right down to delivery!