Food Bank Friday – Ethical Superstore

Black Friday is not my favourite time of the year. To me, it signifies everything that conscious, ethical consumerism is against. Mindless greed in the pursuit of money from corporations and retailers, often selling cheaply made, sweatshop produced goods, to consumers who don’t really need many of the goods on offer, but are convinced by…

Black Friday & Robotic Consumerism

Black Friday is nearly here again, and it’s a time when my inbox used to be stuffed full of temptation and special offers. Yes, I used to be a self-confessed shopaholic. I didn’t always shop and think the way I do now, it was a very gradual process to become a more conscious consumer.  Buying…

4 Great Reasons to use a Menstrual Cup!

Friendly warning: For those of you who are a little squeamish about period talk, blood or vaginal terms, you may want to navigate elsewhere! There may be a little too much information in some places, but for those looking for a true review, this is essential! — For everyone still with me, I hope you…

Conscious Shaving with FFS – For Future’s Sake

For as long as I can remember, I’ve used reusable razors – often from well known brands, thinking I was doing the best thing. Unfortunately, however, the blades were not recyclable and the reusable handle (often plastic with a rubber hand grip) more often than not grew mould on it and I had to get…

Winter Immunity Tips from Neal’s Yard

It can be hard to keep on top of everything during the winter months. From dry skin, to chapped lips. Too many hours of darkness and lots of time spent indoors trying to keep warm. This year, we’ve got even more to think about, with trying to keep safe from Covid-19. Your immune system can…

World Vegan Day – What does it mean to be vegan?

Walking around and seeing an ever increasing number of ‘Vegan Options Available’ signs outside cafes, bars and restaurants; being able to enter almost any supermarket and find a huge selection of vegan products; and watching as huge multinationals back worldwide bans on animal testing, there certainly is a huge change happening at the moment, and…

Raising Awareness… World Stroke Day

Did you know, that according to the World Stroke Organisation, 1 in 4 adults will have a stroke in their lifetime? It can happen anywhere, and just by knowing the signs and what to do, you could help to save someone’s life. This simple graphic  shows you the signs to look out for. Just remember…

Papery Goodness… Sustainably

Do you love stationary? Are you a self confessed notebook hoarder? Yes, me too! But I’m also always trying to be a conscious consumer by keeping my environmental impact low. So it’s frustrating when you find all of those beautiful cards and stunning papers wrapped in plastic, or made from non-sustainable materials. Introducing you to…

Challenge Yourself to Ditch Single Use Plastic for One Day!

Could you go 24 hours without purchasing or using any single use plastic – including coffee cups, water bottles, food packaging, straws or bags? Single use plastic is a huge threat to our environment and oceans, and you can help reduce this by making a few small changes. It’s easy to think that one person…