The first week of this month has been the hottest first week in December in Reykjavik capital of Iceland in 145 years. Global warming is in part responsible for the current warm temperatures in Iceland. Two key climate change indicators; global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice have broken records in 2016. Sadly there is a world leader that doesn't accept the scientific evidence that climate change is real.
Nevertheless, Iceland's glaciers are melting at an alarming rate due to climate change. Some of Iceland's glaciers have vanished already, while several others will be gone within a decade. As glaciers melt, they add more water into the ocean, which causes sea levels to rise. We believe all people have the potential to stop, or even reverse this process, by becoming more conscious consumers and adopting a more natural lifestyle. Even the smallest habits can have a positive impact on the planet, such as running the dishwasher only when it‘s full, recycling, and turning off the lights when you leave a room.
Part of a natural lifestyle can also extend to wearing clothing made from sustainable, natural materials. One less person buying chemically-treated, mass-produced clothing made from synthetic materials and the planet will love you for it. Wearing natural fibers is also better for your health, especially if you’ve got sensitive skin. Sustainable clothing can be more expensive, but you are buying more durable clothing with a longer lifecycle. We need to protect our world for today's and tomorrow's generations and this is what motivates us at Dimmblá.
Unlike most fashion brands, we aim to have a positive impact on the environment, in part by reducing waste. We use sustainable fabrics that are produced from crops that require zero to low levels of chemicals to grow, use less water and leave less waste during production.
Each Dimmblá collection has a special theme and a story to tell. The Glacial collection is a reflection of the current effects of climate change on our planet, and in particular, the threat that global warming has on the world’s glaciers. The collection features photos of icebergs and glaciers in Iceland that one day may become a thing of the past. The scarves in the collection are made of banana fabric, which comes from the stem that farmers throw away after harvesting. The tree stalks and leaves are removed and processed into pliable fibres. The stalks are being used as a new and valuable resource, whereas previously they were considered a pollutant that was simply dumped or burned once the fruit was cut off.
We would like to think sustainable consumption is the future! The products feature beautiful patterns of nature itself and are created and designed to preserve nature for today and tomorrow. For every piece sold, a donation goes toward those who directly support our natural world. Dimmblá supports Oceana, an international organization which protects the world’s oceans and works in partnership with the Icelandic environment association, Landvernd.