‘Nature’ is Now Hip, Say Marketing Experts

Hippy is hip againKelkheim, Germany (RUSHPRNEWS) 08/31/2008– Hippies and bird watchers traditionally nurture a love of nature, but according to a new study, ‘nature’ is now hip in society as a whole.‘Nature is no longer seen as an abstract concept but is becoming an increasingly integral part of our style of living,’ said trend scouts Anja Kirig and Ingrid Schick of the Institute for Future in Kelkeim in Hesse state.

The experts have coined the term ‘Neo-Nature’ to describe a movement which they believe is permeating the worlds of fashion, interior design and garden landscaping.

The development cannot be attributed to the upsurge of interest in outdoor activities alone, say the researchers. Gardens are now seen as lifestyle refuge locations while luxury fashion is incorporating a growing number of functional elements.

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