Manifesto

Jiminy exists because we believe that those who create with a conscience deserve a platform. We showcase slow lifestyles, fashion and travel from across the globe, and believe in bringing the ever expanding community of designers and consumers together to celebrate transparent, sustainable works.

The food we make is made from locally sourced ingredients and is organic wherever possible. The clothes and handicrafts we showcase are sourced from inspiring, transparent designers, so we can tell you the whole story. Fashion editorials use cruelty-free makeup and products when needed (natural is best!), and models (when needed) are from non-exploitative, reputable agencies.

We live what we love. Everything that you find in jiminy magazine is carefully considered. That’s why we made sustainability stamps! We want it to be clear and simple to show you what’s important to us. As you browse through our pages you will find different stamps, each highlighting an important topic that makes what we are talking about special.

sustainability-stamps

 

locally-produced

Products that are locally produced and locally sourced. The products have less travel time so get to you sooner and fresher. Locally sourced also means that farmers and producers businesses are supported.

biodegradable

Products or materials that can be decomposed by bacteria and living organisms and leave behind no toxic chemicals that could harm the environment.

emotionally-durable

Products that are meaningful to the owner because they have some sort of special connection with it. The owner is therefore less likely the get rid of the object and it end up in landfill.

ethically-sourced

Materials that have been sourced and collected with regard for the environmental and social impacts. Fossil fuel use is minimised, no litter is left and the area is left looking as if it had never been touched. Care is taken also to preserve local habitats.

preserving-culture

This is for those that seek to use and revive traditional methods and techniques of design to preserve their heritage and culture.

fairtrade

Fair Trade means a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions and securing the rights of producers and workers.

innovative-materials

Innovation is simply defined as a “new idea, device, or method”. For us, this is applied to the innovative use of materials that change our perception of what that material can be used for.

ecotourism

Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. We love it because it’s tourism directed at conserving natural environments, instead of harming them.

slow-design

The aim of Slow Design is to promote well being for individuals, society, and the natural environment. Instead of designing and producing to feed the fast consumerism machine, this is a method of design and production that is made to last, no matter the trend.

gluten-free

A gluten free diet means a diet free from the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale – a cross between wheat and rye. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together. luckily for us there are healthy and delicious foods that are naturally gluten – free, and we intend to share them and their recipes with you!

vegetarian

You all know anyway, but just to be sure – a vegetarian is a person who does not consume meat or fish, and sometimes other animal products. This can be for moral, religious and sometimes health reasons.

vegan

A person who does not eat or use animal products. Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation and cruelty to animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.