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Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a freelancer for the Brussels Morning newspaper and the Parliament Magazine, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

16 June 2022

Old airplanes are being upcycled into bags, keychains and restaurants

A new company is upcycling old airplane seats into luxury travel accessories, while airlines in Japan are transforming uniforms into handbags and one entrepreneur in Ivory […]
1 June 2022

10 eco conscious dresses perfect for your summer holiday

Summer is upon us so that means it’s about time to start thinking about your holiday plans. Where are you going to this year? Are you […]
12 May 2022

Why Portugal’s sustainability journey is a model for the EU textile industry

Yesterday, the Portuguese Association of Textiles and Clothing (ATP) showcased at the Press Club Brussels Europe its project ‘Sustainable Fashion from Portugal’, in the framework of […]
22 April 2022

5 of Europe’s best circular shopping chains you can’t miss

Let’s be real for a moment, shopping is fun. We may try to conceive that fact to ourselves as it’s not so fun for our wallet […]
11 April 2022

Russian influencers are destroying their Chanel bags to protest against sales ban

Russian influencers are cutting up their Chanel bags to protest against the luxury brand that stopped sales in their country. The French brand has decided to […]
7 April 2022

EU pushes for “circular economy” model and sustainable production of clothes

On Wednesday March 30th, the European Commission presented a comprehensive package of initiatives to promote the circular economy and extend the life of products, so that […]
16 March 2022

TikTok’s viral trick to travel with more luggage without having to pay for it

At one point or another in our lives we have all struggled with one particular problem when it comes to plane travel: luggage allowance. Low-cost airlines […]
10 March 2022

The hype that became fashion: fans can ‘wear’ Zelensky

Three weeks after the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, 44, is being hailed as a war hero by the traditional media. […]
25 February 2022

Meet the first Victoria’s Secret model with Down Syndrome

Victoria’s Secret has sponsored the first young lady suffering from Down Syndrome to model their latest line. The new “Angel”, Sofía Jirau, is a Puerto Rican […]
24 February 2022

5 Stylish backpacks to take along on your travels

There are a lot of different kinds of travellers out there. There’s the adventurous one, always looking for a thrill. There’s the cultural one, trying to […]
10 February 2022

The coolest public benches design

One of the most beautiful things to do when discovering a new city or area is to sit down a bit and just observe scenery and […]
24 January 2022

First Amazon clothing store to open in California

Amazon declared last Thursday that it is planning to open a clothing store in a Southern California mall in late 2022.  The new brick-and-mortar store will […]
30 December 2021

Tattoo parlors worry as new EU regulation is to ban use of several pigments

European companies that manufacture tattoo inks and permanent makeup have a few days to adapt to Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2081 of December 14th, 2020, which will […]
16 December 2021

5 Belgian brands to offer this Christmas

With the holidays being only a few days away, those of us who left our Christmas shopping until the end are slowly but surely starting to […]
8 December 2021

World’s best streets for luxury shopping

Are you looking for some expensive holiday shopping? There are several fashion meccas around the world where you can immerse yourself in the best high-end brands. […]
7 December 2021

Leuven Actually. Christmas shopping at its best

Most of us have a dreamlike idea of Christmas shopping. Snowflakes gently falling on our warm woollen hats while we stroll from twinkling emporium to cosy […]
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