" The Freedom of Having Nothing..."

The Freedom of Having Nothing
Ecodesigner and Global Nomad
Katell Gélébart

First Draft Edit - an evolving life story

“I am a modern nomad and ecodesigner. All I own fits into four trunks. I have four bicycles: one in Amsterdam, one in India, one in Berlin, and one in Italy. All I need are a table and a sewing machine – a mobile workshop that moves as I move. Change, my yoga mat, and meditation are my constant companions.”

Katell Gélébart is a French woman from Bretagne, France’s wild north coast. Angry in her 20s, she turned to environmental activism and campaigning, hell-bent on changing the world. From her Paris university days she headed to nuclear-free Denmark and east European countries, marrying a Russian environmental campaigner at a mass nuclear plant demonstration.

Self-taught and passionate about reusing since childhood, she opened ART D’ECO, a tiny eco-fashion boutique in Amsterdam, learning the hard way.

Creating beauty from trash with communities around the world, Katell stays long enough to share their lives a little and inspire new ways of living lightly on the earth.

Many times she has thought about letting her dream go to live a nine-to-five life. But in 2012 she was stunned to learn she had won the presitigious European Kairos Prize, an award honouring creative visionaries and trailblazers.

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