Sustainability Hints and Tips

New Year Resolutions – Off with the Old and on with the New?

Well it’s 2016 – time to take down the Christmas bling, look forward to the year ahead and make those new year resolutions. It feels cleansing somehow to remove the tree and decorations – everything seems cleaner and more spacious! It’s actually a great time for a declutter…… right now in our house there’s a pile of toys, books …

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Gift ideas – unique, ethical and fabulous…

Ok, so I know that lots of businesses are giving you ethical gift ideas at the moment but this guide is different – I’m not plugging our products (although I’d love you to visit our shop and buy some!), I’m talking to you about brands and products I know personally.  I try to shop ethically whenever I …

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Need Versus Greed (or How to be a Loving Consumer….)

Today I had to throw away some food.  It’s not that unusual in itself but it got me thinking. Worse – it was fish so it meant that a living creature had been killed purely to end up in the bin.  It didn’t seem a great justification for its death. Being on holiday in France a major highlight is the totally sensory …

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Why Does ‘Being Good’ Make You Feel Bad?

That cream cake is calling you, by name. ‘Eat me! Eat me! I’m delicious and creamy’. But you resist. You are ‘being good’. It’s the same with that expensive dress, those amazing shoes ….. no wonder we associate virtue with deprivation – we train ourselves to think we are ‘being good’ if we resist the …

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Fashion Revolution – Encouraging children to ask ‘Who Made My Clothes?’

Fashion Revolution – Why April 24th? On April 24th 2013, a date now remembered as Fashion Revolution Day, the Rana Plaza Clothing Factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed on its garment workers.  Over 1130 garment workers were killed and over 2500 were brought out alive from the wreckage – some with horrific injuries.  Just imagine that number of …

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Adding ‘Responsibility’ to the Shopping List…

Here we are in the New Year (half way through January already!).  So how are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?  Many people concentrate on what they should be giving up for the New Year – alcohol, chocolate or biscuits.  A more positive approach might be to consider what changes we can take on board, …

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Can We Love Our Clothes Like We Love Our Carrots?

You might think that asking someone to have a better relationship with their clothes is a bit strange.  Well it’s actually more of a re-awakening of old values.  Do you remember being told to ‘treat your clothes with more respect’ when you chucked them on your bedroom floor?  Right now Fast Fashion means that it’s …

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