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As I write this piece, I'm sitting at a hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark which recently renovated to power itself entirely by wind from the country's blustery shorelines. Beside me, sits a 26-year-old Danish sustainable blogger Johanne from Bedre Mode who has long been a wealth of information about sustainable living and has recently spread her wings to collaborate with a conscious team of creators to create Sustain Yearly, a lifestyle magazine in both Danish and English printed on one of the only circular printing companies in Europe, KLS printing.

Before I started writing this article, Johanne and I, along with a stunning selection of sustainable influencers attended a press conference for the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. A movement which has been gathering the world's fashion community in an effort to push the needle to a greener state of good from 2009 to this very day.

Denmark's awesome offerings extend beyond this hotel and this event. It's on the streets, in the stores and restaurants and the mentality of its people as well.  Just this morning Alden from Eco Cult and I went to check out Fair Nomad Society, a cooperative eclectic boutique which holding a host of sustainable fashion and homeware including local brand Naked Society which recycles raw materials to create its cool collection of hygge homeware and awesome accessories. Fair Nomad Society is partially run by a woman who has been fighting for changes in culture and policy before it was the trendy movement it came to be and currently owns three businesses which are transforming consumer and hotel access to sustainability, while also providing care to refugees. 
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Conscious living has embedded itself implicitly into Danish culture, so much so, that even on our first day here, when Eco Cult arrived from Buenos Aires sans luggage (due to the airline losing it), she was able to replenish her wardrobe with second-hand clothes for less than $20 American dollars and fine ethical underwear and beauty products. All on one single street despite it being a Sunday (see my upcoming shopping guide to find out where and how).

In less than 48 hours of being here, the future seems bright and possible. Run by hope, power and reflection which i afforded by a society who is learning quickly how to care for themselves, each other and the planet through an enhanced empathic drive which has elevated their collective rise in consciousness to heights the majority of the West only dreams of. 

Amongst the conscious brands which have rooted and grown in the warm embrace of this intelligent and inspiring country is grünBAG. A brand which has created handmade bags from recycled truck tarpaulin (tarps), cleverly and stylishly diverting waste from the world's ever-growing landfills by using this extremely durable and waterproof material which makes their creations both sustainable and practical. Exemplifying an effective zero waste business and a culture which gives us a glimpse into a world where conscious is conventional because it is logical. 

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