Creating the long term flow...
My name is Loreto. For the Virgin of Loreto. I owe it to my father. Although it's a name I've never liked, it's at this point in my life that I'm beginning to get used to.
I was born in Barcelona in 1981, the second of five siblings. From a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. I grew up between two worlds and became "stateless". Neither there nor there. We went to live in Chile where I lived for fourteen years. My stay in that far away and small country pushed my desire to cross the borders and get there, where my soul would feel at home.
I studied psychology because since I was a child I have had the will to help others and to solve other people's problems. Always trying to find solutions for everyone. Always wanting to get my self a bit better.
A month before I finished my degree, I met the man who would change my life. I fell in love with a German and after a few weeks I found myself living in Hamburg. In this city I had my first eye-opening to the most conscious life. I learned to enjoy bicycle rides, the power of the sun, the awakening of spring, a good coffee, the warmth of candles, the beautiful silence of Christmas, the openness of mind, the real respect for others and love for things made with my own hands.
And in the meantime, I was a mother for the first time. Simply, that little person we call Mar, existed. And I was her mother. And thanks to her I discovered that I was good at being a mother, so I repeated twice more.
I also felt, for the first time, the insurmountable fear of losing what you love most. It was the part of motherhood that I hadn't been told.
My husband had founded the first sustainable brand dedicated entirely to sea lovers, called Twothirds. Almost a decade later, three different cities and a long path of learning, our lives were filled with meaning. We were made for each other and our family goal was to introduce positive changes in people's day-to-day lives, through our commitment to the environment, sustainability, the education of our daughters based on love and respect, awareness of existing climate change and the need to change things for a better world, starting with ourselves.
So we left the big city, Barcelona, to live closer to nature. We abandon bad consumer habits to seek true happiness, focused on people and not on things. We donate a big part of our belongings in order to live with more austerity, based on quality over quantity, time, detachment and gratitude.
The road is not easy in a society that spins vertiginously and consumes without intention, and much more difficult working in the fashion industry. But we believe we can do things better. At least, we try day by day to live more consciously to create the planet-home we want for our children.
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