Slow Consumption : focus on3 trends to adopt at home
While in France a third of the individuals declare to be stressed and lack of time, some have decided to raise slowness to the rank of lifestyle. This is how the term “slow consumption” has become popular in recent years.
In French, this translates into the ambition to “consume gently”. What does that mean? In a reasoned way, by thinking about the usefulness and origin of its purchases and by taking into account the criteria of respect for Human Rights and the environment.
This philosophy of life – which goes against the grain of “fast consumption” – can be applied in an infinite number of ways: clothing, travel, beauty, cosmetics and, even, in the home!
Today, noblessa is interested in 3 “slow” movements to adopt at home. Slow food, slow decoration and slow energy or how to consume less, better and at lower cost at home.
1# Cook good, clean, fairSlow food
Slow consumption in the field of food is known as slow food. This trend invites consumers to cook quality, ethical and eco-responsible food. On the other hand, she points to food overabundance and the reign of fast food. Slow food gives back their title of nobility to culinary traditions, to local products and to their producers. It advocates the long time around a meal and cares about the fair remuneration of the farmers thanks to the short circuit.
Slow consumption in food is also characterized by a strong concern for the living. It fights in favor of an organic agriculture, respectful of the soils, the fauna and the flora of the land as well as of the sea.
The followers of the slow food take care of :
- Fighting against the standardization of taste
- Support local producers who care about the nutritional quality and taste of their products
- To promote and save culinary traditions and the pleasure of the table.
- Raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy, ethical and local product
- Encourage sensible consumption and good deeds towards the planet
Does the process seem restrictive to you? Start with commitments that are easy for you to implement: shopping at the market, at the producer’s or in bulk, favouring slow steaming that preserves nutrients, cooking ancestral recipes with family and friends, daring to try foods with new textures and flavours, eating without external solicitations, keeping dry ingredients in glass jars.
Finally, slow food consumption is also embodied in the choice of brands that accompany the moments in the kitchen. To be perfectly aligned, we are therefore heading towards an eco-responsible kitchen. As such, Noblessa kitchens have the M d’or label and are PEFC certified (a guarantee of quality in terms of environmental and health protection).
2# Handcrafted, ethical and sustainable decorationSlow Deco
The slow consumption movement is also reflected in interior design. Its name? Slow Deco. This way of life invites itself in the homes and invites the consumers to :
- Prefer decorating with natural, recyclable and ecological materials
- Ensure good working conditions and fair remuneration of the artisans
- Give preference to second-hand or homemade objects
- Opt for a minimalist decoration
- Adding sanitizing indoor plants
- To say stop to the perpetual renewal of objects
The leitmotiv of slow consumption is minimalism, authenticity and simplicity. Dishes, furniture, storage, mudrooms: keep only the essentials and save space. First, keep the objects that meet the criteria of eco-responsibility as much as possible.
The slow deco, also called slow design, advocates noble and sustainable materials: glass, marble, stone or solid wood. Otherwise, vintage items. These materials, in addition to being natural, leave a small footprint on the environment.
Colors count too. Neutral, pastel, soft, “nude” tones that catch the light invite you to slow down and relax more naturally. In addition, the “slow” interior design is designed to maximize the natural lighting of the rooms.
However, stripped and purified do not mean empty. The idea of slow deco is to optimize and refocus without depriving ourselves. So, to store essential items, you can turn to multifunctional furniture and ergonomic and spacious storage units that optimize space.
Last but not least, slow design gives a special place and care to nature. This art of living gives pride of place to green plants that add character and clean the air. And this in all the rooms of your house (kitchen, dressing room and even bathrooms),
Finally, slow deco encourages people to turn to brands that are committed to their CSR policy. The latter must be able to offer products from a production chain that respects people and the environment. At Noblessa, our kitchens combine elegance, functionality and environmental friendliness through a certified environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001.
3# Turn off the faucet, turn off the lightSlow Energy
Slow consumption is also about resources. In a house or an apartment, this means reducing energy consumption.
Sometimes it only takes a few obvious actions to save the most precious commodity on Earth: water. The simplest? Reuse bath, rain or cooking water, run a single machine when it is full or install a dual-flush toilet.
When it comes to electricity, slow consumption encompasses a whole host of seemingly mundane habits. Putting unused electrical appliances on standby or deleting emails.
In the kitchen, the slow energy is a fan of energy-efficient connected hoods and, even more so, those equipped with a charcoal filter that recycles the air. She also prefers induction cooktops.
A more ecological energy consumption is also possible thanks to connected radiators or smart thermostat. For lighting, choose LED bulbs: the most energy-efficient on the market.
If slow consumption produces miracles for the planet and the human being, you will quickly realize that its virtuous loop also takes into account your wallet.
At noblessa, we follow all your desires for a sustainable and responsible home! Visit your noblessa store to discover our vision of slow consumption.