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3X ECO LUXURY 2.0

Luxury comes in different shapes and sizes. And colours: matte black, rose gold and nowadays increasingly green. Sustainable cars, eco lodges, ethical gold... Three tips for living a pleasant yet responsible life. Because, even though we are now in slightly tougher weather: dreaming is always allowed and ultimately there is light at the end of the tunnel. Text: Ivo Weyel
Online editing: Mical Joseph

How green is my villa?

Maarten de Ruiter was CEO of FOX Vakanties and knows the travel world like no other. With his new company Topvillas he focuses on luxurious holidays, in particular finding the most beautiful and greenest villas (either private or belonging to hotel resorts). Personal guidance and adjustments are the (green) key word. Extra staff at your villa? A villa without CO2 emissions? A vegan chef? Chlorine-free natural swimming pool? De Ruiter will arrange it.

Ronald van der Kemp's fashion

He won the prestigious Grand Seigneur fashion award this year, but hey, do you still need that when Kanye West calls you and says: 'You are the future of fashion!' He worked as a designer for Guy Laroche, Bill Blass, Michael Kors and Barneys, among others, before founding his own couture label RVDK in 2014, the first couture brand that works exclusively with leftovers, waste, old fabrics, used materials and otherwise 100 percent environmentally friendly stuff. Michelle Obama wears his clothes, as do Lady Gaga, Mabel, Kate Moss, Mary J. Blige and Sheikha Moza of Qatar. Everything is 100 percent Made in Holland. Ronald is a modest, nice boy. That too.

Good gold

Rihanna, Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Bella Hadid and several other famous film ladies like to show off Chopard jewelry on the red carpets. Not only because they are beautiful and eye-catching, but also because Chopard is the first watch and jewelry brand to exclusively use 100 percent ethically sourced gold, traditionally mined from small controlled mines, provided with all possible eco-certificates (Suisse Better Gold Association, Responsible Jewelery Council, Fairtrade). For sale at GASSAN branches, among others.