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 13 – Zero Waste Crackers

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Calendar Day 13. Today is all about crackers! Great fun, shame about the waste… Here is my solution – my favourite Christmas decoration of all. Stunning, reusable metal crackers. Passed down through my family – I’m not sure for how long exactly – but they are the true zero waste…

Ethical Advent Day 12 – Heavenly Organics Skin Care

Welcome to Day 12 of my Ethical Advent Calendar, where beautiful skin care gifts will be my feature. Heavenly Organics are an absolutely beautiful brand, with an independent and loving owner, whose desire to have only organic, natural and vegan skincare led her to create her own hand-made products.¬†Everything is made with as few ingredients…

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 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 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…