Ethical Advent Day 10 – Recipe – Festive Marmalade Hot-Nog

Welcome to Ethical Advent Day 10, where the snow is falling and things are feeling rather festive here in the English countryside.   After our lovely walk in the snow this morning, it was the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen and brew up a fabulous festive drink. And what better way than…

Ethical Advent Day 8 – Chocolate Truffles!

Welcome to Ethical Advent 8, which is a short and sweet post – very sweet. Today I am featuring my favourite chocolate truffles – the most indulgent and ethical box of chocolates for special occasions… Everyone needs a little Booja Booja now and then. Made in Norwich, in the UK, Booja Booja are are made…

Ethical Advent Day 7 – Hand Made Gifts

Behind Window 7 of my Ethical Advent Calendar is a focus on a hand-made gift. Something you’ve put a lot of love and effort into. A gift that means more that something purchased from any shop or website. A gift for the minimalist. A gift from someone trying to be a more conscious consumer and…

Ethical Advent Day 6 – Be A Conscious Consumer

Behind Window 6 of my Ethical Advent Calendar is a life changing subscription to Ethical Consumer Magazine. Ethics made easy – you can easily see which brands/companies have the highest ethical ratings and those to avoid. Start making more conscious choices today – make a vote for a better world, with your hard earned money….

Ethical Advent Day 5 – Simple Animal

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Calendar, Day 5. Today is all about every day fashion, namely T-Shirts. Everyone loves a t-shirt with a beautiful image or meaningful slogan, and Simple Animal can provide just that, with added ethics. Simple Animal Design is a London-based company that makes super cool, eco-friendly & organic t-shirts, which are…

Ethical Advent Day 4 – 4 Waste Free Christmas Wrapping Tips

My absolute favourite way to be eco-friendly (and also save money) at Christmas has to be getting inventive with wrapping presents. Once you get hooked on this, you’ll have so much fun and won’t want to go back to boring old wrapping paper! Here are the ways I like to save wrapping paper and have…

Ethical Advent Day 3 – Christmas Cards

Welcome to Day 3 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today is all about Christmas Cards. Whilst sending an e-card is an environmentally friendly option for many, sometimes you still need to send a real card to a friend or loved one to show you are thinking of them. So why not send a card that…

Ethical Advent Day 2 – Underwear

Welcome to Day 2 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Underwear is a very popular gift at Christmas time, and can often be a very special token of love. Why not make it extra special this year, and buy organic, ethical underwear, which makes a real difference to the lives of others. I recently featured Y.O.U…

Ethical Advent – Day 1 – Hot Chocolate

Hello! Welcome to the first day of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Please follow to see what’s revealed each day this month. It’s going to be an exciting mix of delicious festive food and drink, gift ideas and eco-friendly tips. What better way to start my Ethical Advent Calendar than with a chocolate post. After all,…

Ethical Advent by Monsoon of Random

As an ethical consumer, it can be very hard at this time of year. Subjected to all kinds of adverts and the temptation to spend mindlessly. Christmas wish lists may be a minefield of gifts you’d rather not buy, because you know the conditions under which they were made, or the materials that they are…