Photos by Sumitkumar Sahare and Alexis Antoine
Pantone unveiled Classic Blue as the colour of 2020 as they announced the start of a new era. We have called the earth the “blue planet” since we took the first pictures from space 50 years ago, and that is because of the sheer amount of water on the surface. Those half century-old snapshots heralded the moment in human history when we experienced a shift in our perception of the earth, and our relationship with our planet changed. We no longer see her as dead matter, but as a living being to whom we are all connected. Now we have to let go of our old story of who we are to save our future. There is no planet B.
Photos by David Brooke Martin and Sylvie Tittel
The Earth Overshoot Day is the day of the year when the consumption of natural resources exceeds the ecological limits of the earth, and thus the live basics of humanity is endangered. But climate change is reversible, the ecosystems are curable – through regenerative agriculture in town and country. Green plants absorb CO2 and convert it into oxygen and glucose. Soil also has the potential to store carbon dioxide from the air. Every conscious action to heal the earth, for example recycling, vegan nutrition, cycling and waste avoidance, will thus become an active prayer in the sense of the appeal “preserve the Creation”. The development of empathy and respect for life could make the greatest contribution to environmental protection. Nature is a temple where we feel the aura of the sacred. Delicate, light green, brown tones and white/cream stand for renaturation and an ecological spirituality. Inspiration. (Heimtextiltrend: Pure spiritual)
Photos by Markus Spiske
Let’s Be Political
On August 20, 2018, the then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg went on a demonstration with a sign saying “Skolstrejk för klimatet” in front of the Swedish Reichstag in Stockholm, which gave rise to the global grass roots movement “Fridays for Future” (FFF). The demand for quick and effective activities to protect the climate, species, forest, sea and soil is based on scientific facts. The current man-made climate change is not only an ecological problem, but also an ethical and political one. In addition to the demand to reduce emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, there are also calls for climate justice and a system change. Pope Francis expresses concern about social injustice and the exploitation of natural resources, and calls for global rethinking in the “Laudato si” encyclical. The colours of the rebellion are as vivid as the colours of the rainbow, combined with neutral brown beiges on the cardboard signs of the climate activists. The patterns are inspired by indigenous peoples who play an important role in the fight for climate justice. Inspiration. (Heimtextiltrend: Multi-local)