Participate in a More Ethical Black Friday

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…

Change the World… With your Underwear

Have you ever thought about the small things you can do which have a huge impact? I often hear many people say that one little thing can’t make a difference, or one person can’t change anything, but I really don’t feel that’s true at all… and neither do the lovely Sarah and Lily behind Y.O.U…

Blogger Recognition Award

I am delighted to announce that Monsoon of Random  has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! I’m so pleased that people are enjoying my ethical content and enjoying reading about the vast range of topics I write about. I’d like to thank the lovely Yen-Van of Design Life Hacks for nominating me. I’m a huge fan…

Conscious Cleansing with Organii

Are you looking for a natural, organic way to wash your body? Perhaps you’re after a cruelty free, vegan gift for yourself or a loved one this Christmas. Maybe just want a fabulous new scent to turn your shower into a luxury spa. With scents such as lavender, strawberry and liquorice, and a range of…

Healthy, Nutritious, Delicious – Good. Full. Stop

Are you looking for a healthier vegan snack? Something with medium to low glycaemic index, counts as one of your fruit/veg portions, yet still tastes good enough that it might be a naughty treat? All Good Full Stop bars are packed with fruit, nuts and many nutrients, including copper and fibre.  They are gluten free,…

3 Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of your Wardrobe…

When we talk about our carbon footprint, we often think of using public transport, walking instead of getting in the car, reducing water usage, switching the lights off, cutting down on plastic usage. How often do we think of the contents of our wardrobe? From how our clothing was made, to how we care for…

Recipe… Super Easy “Cheesy” Greens

I came across this taste sensation by pure accident. I had a huge crop of fresh kale from the garden and wanted to create a tasty side dish. The result was tastier than I ever imagined and mostly thanks to nutritional yeast. It’s now my favourite comfort food! It’s also the easiest side dish to…

Save Waste… Say NO to Plastic Straws!

Plastic Straws. Do they bug you as much as they bug me? Thrown into a tall glass without so much as a, ‘Would you like a straw?’ Sometimes they double them up, because that’s what management requests! Yes really, in some places (Centro Lounge), management actually requests that two straws are used per drink (soft…

Beautiful & Responsible Jewellery…

If, like me, you are a conscious consumer, you are likely to put effort into researching each and every product you purchase, to make sure it is ethical, environmentally friendly and fairly traded. I recently had the pleasure to discover Green Tree Jewelry, a USA based company who make their jewellery in San Diego California,…

Recipe… Kale & Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pesto is one of the most versatile of sauces, and can make any meal a taste explosion. I like to add my Kale & Pumpkin Pesto to a big bowl of edamame bean spaghetti, for a protein packed, flavour packed, super fast evening meal, but you can add it to just about anything. Pesto is…

Join the Ethical Resistance… Star Wars Shoes!

In a galaxy not so far away, we are reaching a new and exciting phase in the realm of ethical footwear.  For a long time, Po-Zu have topped the Good Shopping Guide ethical rankings table for Footwear. Their shoes are made in a small, eco-friendly, ethical factory in Portugal, and their mission is to halt…

Scrub Naturally with The Salt Parlour

If you already exfoliate your skin, you’ll know how good it feels, and you’ll be enjoying the benefits. Even skin tone, less spots, an even tan, a close shave, and a bright complexion. What’s not to love? Well, some of the ingredients in exfoliating skin products are rather horrible. Including little tiny plastic particles called…