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I haven’t stopped consuming, but I consume what I need
It’s not a philosophy, for me it’s common sense. Are we happier to buy fast fashion, are we happier to plug our phones at night? I have my answer, I’ll let you have yours. I haven’t stopped consuming, but now I consume what I need. I haven’t bought anything for three years now.
I have a small wardrobe of clothes - maybe 10 t-shirts and three, four sweaters. Once my sweater gets holes and I’ve repaired it once, twice, three times, maybe I’ll buy a new one but not until then. It doesn’t make me happy to have new ones. But I have a lot of Veja – 10, 12 pairs. I wear them every day.
I think about what I eat and where I buy it
I go to organic grocery stores and markets. It’s easier now in Paris. There’s one in front of my building. All the big chains are opening organic, fair trade, now it’s the thing. Is it well made, that’s questionable? All my vegetables are from the farmer's markets. I eat meat maybe once a week and red meat maybe once a month. I hate to go to a dinner cooked by a friend and say oh no I’m a vegan or whatever so I will eat meat in those cases, but the less you eat it, the more you dislike it.
One of my sons is 6 years old and he’s vegan because he saw a cartoon about it and said no more red meat. I thought he’d last a month but he’s lasted two years.
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