Navigating Sustainable Luxury Consumption (and airport security) in China

Navigating Sustainable Luxury Consumption (and airport security) in China

Greetings, lovely souls! It's your favorite globetrotting giraffe, Sophie, back from an unforgettable adventure in Hong Kong. Wow, what a place! Neon lights, crazy taxi drivers (was hard to find one with a sunroof so I could stick my neck out and enjoy the sights), hiking trails and wonderful, friendly people.

Like me, the buildings are so tall, so I felt right at home in this amazing concrete jungle. Anyway, down to the nitty gritty. I went on this journey to gain some insights on luxury consumption in China, and what I found nearly knocked my spots off.

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Sophie's Love Letter to the Planet

Sophie's Love Letter to the Planet

Hello, lovely souls! It's me, Sophie, your friendly neighbourhood giraffe spreading love and sustainability wherever my long neck can reach. As the spokes-giraffe for LUC8K luxury, bespoke, sustainably made leather bags, I'm always on the move, journeying far and wide to share my passion for eco-conscious living. And what better day to talk about love than Valentine's Day?

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Sophie the Giraffe Speaks Out: The Green Revolution is Lost in Translation

Sophie the Giraffe Speaks Out: The Green Revolution is Lost in Translation

Greetings, fellow inhabitants of this strange, beautiful and perplexing planet we call home! It is I, Sophie the Giraffe, ambassador of mischief, lover of life, and esteemed ‘spokesgiraffe’ for LUC8K, purveyors of exquisite bespoke leather handbags nestled in the heart of Switzerland. I’m actually the world’s only walking, talking, real life giraffe brand ambassador by the way. I just thought I’d slip that in. Anyway, today I find myself both amused and astounded by a recent revelation from across the English Channel. Great Britain is home to many things. I enjoyed my time there for King Charles’ Coronation, I ate fish and chips, and I drank copious amounts of real English Ale. After five or six, or maybe seventeen pints (I lost count) my long legs gave up on me and it was a nightmare trying to get an UBER taxi to my hotel. But that’s not the point. 

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Sophie's Sustainable Adventure: Chasing the Northern Lights in Style

Sophie's Sustainable Adventure: Chasing the Northern Lights in Style

Hey, fabulous souls! Sophie the Giraffe is back, and this time, I'm taking you on an extraordinary journey to the far reaches of the North Pole. Why, you ask? Well, I've heard that the Northern Lights are the ultimate light show, and who wouldn't want a front-row seat for that dazzling spectacle? Plus, Santa Claus might have a spare moment to chat about what I gifts I can get for my little calves before his busiest night of the year. Let's embark on this frosty escapade together!

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Sophie's Pink Bus Adventure: Taking You Along for the Ride!

Sophie's Pink Bus Adventure: Taking You Along for the Ride!

As LUC8K would have it, my most recent trip took me to Pakistan, and I've got a heart-warming story to share from it, all about my favourite color! Pink rocks, so, grab a comfy seat, a pink mug of coffee (or something stronger) and let's dive into a tale of pink buses and empowering women in Karachi!

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Sophie's World Cup Adventure: Empowerment, Soccer, and Sustainable Style

Sophie's World Cup Adventure: Empowerment, Soccer, and Sustainable Style

G'day again, fellow explorers! I just had the privilege of witnessing the Women's World Cup final in Sydney. Armed with my sustainable leather bags from LUC8K and a heart full of excitement, let's dive into my epic adventure celebrating women's football, empowerment, and conscious living.

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Sophie goes to New Zealand and Australia for the Women's World Cup

Sophie goes to New Zealand and Australia for the Women's World Cup

G'day,dear fellow adventurers! This month, it’s all about Girl Power. LUC8K sent meto the FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia, and I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you about my remarkable journey.

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Sophie goes to London video displays typical red bus from London with the Tower Big Ben

Sophie & the King | LUC8K and English Royalty Champion Sustainability

At the historic King Charles III coronation, the luxury brands Ambassador Sophie, showcased its bespoke handmade leather products. LUC8K is dedicated to sustainability and craftsmanship in luxury goods and each bag is made with love by experienced artisans. It was an exciting day for the company as they were part of such a momentous occasion as well as having royal family members present at the event. Challenges facing sustainable luxury brands are plentiful, but it was clear that LUC8K had stood up to the challenge on this very special day.

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Why Sophie Goes Home? COVID-19 Limits Her Travel

Why Sophie Goes Home? COVID-19 Limits Her Travel

I’m in Botswana as coronavirus COVID-19 caused me to take a break from being a jet setter. As much as I love to travel and promote LUC8K leather bags and accessories, I’m going to take advantage of being home. I’ll spend time with my family, play with the meerkats, and visit areas of the bush and the desert where I have many fond memories growing up. But mostly, I’ll be content to relax and get back to a regular schedule. The last few weeks in the air, I have to say, have been quite comfortable. Airports and planes have been half-full due to the coronavirus COVID-19. Airport staff and airline crews have been more accommodating. People have been friendly. Why does...

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Sophie in Switzerland

Sophie in Switzerland

Switzerland is the little country that could. The tiny, alpine nation is an economic powerhouse with the world’s 20th largest economy. Not bad for a country with the same population as New York City. It always scores in the top 10 in quality-of-life surveys, and it has a wealth of geographical features, from staggering mountains to bucolic valleys. Its cities all seem to be the proper size, and everything in the country runs like clockwork, which it should since the Swiss watch industry is one of its largest business sectors. Switzerland is an incredibly diverse and well-educated nation. However, it also can be quite confusing. It borders France, Italy, Germany, and Lichtenstein. While Swiss-German is the official language, French, Italian,...

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