If ecology has never been a priority in Morocco, a true reality check took place over the past few years. The demographic growth, especially, provoked a pressure on the country’s resources gestion and a transition strategy was adopted by the government.
At the national and international scale, many institutional and judicial reforms were implemented. The country committed ecologically whether it be by its promises of reducing the greenhouse gases, investing in renewable energies, or also hosting the COP 22 in 2016. As for the companies, they are encouraged to conciliate between economical and environmental development: more and more are certified 14001, proof of their commitment and their integrations in the sustainable development.
A lot of systems, whether they are modern or older support this transition: walls collecting the fog, which is an alternative resource to water in arid regions of the country. Touristic eco villages emerge all around the country: their plantations and local artisans allow them to welcome tourists while conserving food self-sufficiency. Environmentally responsible farms supply, as for them, locals and tourists with biological fruits and vegetables. Gardens’ irrigation systems enable the preservation of water: the dripping method, for instance, uses ten times less water than modern irrigation systems or the irrigation sprinkler. And hand-crafted creations methods recycle materials that have been used already.
A great part of Moroccan hand-made products is designed with salvage materials: wood, iron, brass, ceramic, fabric and so on. Berber carpets, for instance, are made from cotton scraps. The Boucherouite ones are made with ripped fabric coming from salvage materials, Beldi glasses are made with recycled glasses and stools are composed of palm wood ropes.
The Moroccan artisanal model inspires many decoration trends, such as the slow deco, minimalist, refined but most importantly recycled.
Why should you adopt this trend? To eliminate unnecessary things, but most importantly to reduce your ecological footprint. Especially as new adepts of this method bet on the salvage while bargain-hunting in the flea market, yard sales, or sales site between individuals.
This is the case of the Instagram account @la_maison_de_jeanne: this concept store, that shares its finds and tips, will do nothing but encourage you to adopt this method that has a lot of advantages. As environmental – as this allows you to reduce your ecological footprint – as economic – second-hand furniture is cheaper – as ethic (as the remuneration of artisans and their working conditions are essential elements in the slow deco).
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