Iceland to Become First UK Supermarket to Ban Palm Oil

In a shock move, considering their very low ethical score overall, Iceland have become the first UK supermarket to announce that it will stop using palm oil in own brand products by the end of 2018. Having recently announced that it will be removing plastic packaging from its own brand products too, is Iceland on…

Leon are Ditching the Plastic

It’s been 14 years since healthy fast food chain Leon appeared on our high streets and at our airports, offering a range of healthier options when on the move. I’m excited to share with you that they’ve just announced plans to ditch the plastic and replace all of their plastic straws to paper alternatives; plus…

Ethical Advent Day 23 – Ethical Fashion E-Gift Cards

Welcome to Day 23 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today is for all of those last minute shoppers amongst us. You know who you are, and I am not judging. Life can be busy. Christmas creeps up on us. And suddenly, here we are, less than 48 hours to go.. The deadline for delivery may…

Ethical Advent Day 19 – Charity Gifts & Donations

Welcome to Day 19 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Christmas has become a very commercial time of year – we buy things we know are not really needed, to give to someone who doesn’t really need them. Of course, it’s great to get presents, but it’s also great to make someone else’s Christmas a special…

Ethical Advent Day 15 – Jewellery

Welcome to Ethical Advent Day 15. Today it’s about beautiful jewellery. The gift that everyone loves to give and receive. We often thing of sustainability and fair trading in terms of food and clothing, but do we think of the workers who make our jewellery? Do we think about the effects on our environment of…

Ethical Advent Day 14 – Paying Forwards

Welcome to Day 14 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today we’re talking feel good fashion. Fashion which is kind to the environment, and to the people who create it. The ‘Buy One Give One’ model (buy a pair of shoes, give a pair of shoes to someone in need) has been hugely popular for a…

Ethical Advent Day 11 – Art Calendar

Welcome to Day 11 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today I will be featuring the wonderful Art of Compassion Project, which aims to raise funds through collaborative art projects, and donate those funds to vegan non-profit organisations. One of the beautiful ways they generate funds is through their annual calendar. Packed full of thought provoking…

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 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…