Greenwashing – What it is and how to avoid it.

Companies want us to feel like we’re making the right choices by choosing their products. Even if we’re not. Some simply bend the truth, and make inflated claims about their sustainability and eco credentials. Other companies simply lie. Greenwashing comes in a number of disguises – from colour changes, use of leaves as imagery, clever…

No bleach coming near this bum!

You’ve heard the phrase, “What goes on you goes in you”. In fact, you’ve heard it from me. It refers to the numerous chemicals that are absorbed into our bodies from certain skincare and beauty products. So, you’ve switched your lotions, your toothpaste and your deodorant, but have you thought about the fabrics you wear…

Reusables… But Better. Probiotic Cleaning from Nookary.

If the first you’ve heard of probiotic cleaners is from the title of this post, you are not alone! I’d never heard of them before I was introduced to Nookary either. So I’ll start from the very beginning. What is a probiotic cleaner? Unlike most home cleaning products which use harsh and toxic chemicals to…

Live Lagom with IKEA – A More Sustainable Christmas

The small changes you make can have a big impact – that’s the philosophy behind IKEA’s Live Lagom community. A few months ago, I was invited to join a small group of others, all keen to make changes towards a more sustainable world, to be part of the Live Lagom team in the Nottingham IKEA…

Ethical Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Welcome to my annual Christmas Gift Guide. This year has a focus on small, ethical brands and independent authors with an important message to share. It’s important that I only share products which I would use, and have also tried/used and fully recommend from personal experience. You can therefore feel free to reach out in…

Celebrating 5 Years of GreenBay – 100% Vegan 0% Boring (Free Food Alert)!

When myself and my husband first went vegan, there were no completely vegan supermarkets. So it’s really exciting that London based GreenBay are now celebrating their 5 year anniversary – and one that’s accessible to everyone (in or out of London) as you can order online too! GreenBay have a mission to make vegan the new normal…

Have Fun in the Sun with Organii

We’re in the midst of a heatwave here in the UK, and it looks like many summer festivals are going ahead. So it’s time to get on that sun cream! Don’t just get the first brand you spot on the shelf though, as if you’re looking to be eco-friendly there are a few things to…

Digital Alternatives to Business Cards

Each year 100 billion business cards are produced worldwide, with 88% thrown away within a week. Some of these cards will be recycled, but many will find their way into landfill; where paper decomposes releasing methane gas that is over 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2. The harvesting of wood to make…

Meet JoJoe – Ethical, Affordable Underwear

We all know that a super eco-conscious way to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of clothing is to shop second hand. Charity shop hunting is both fun, great for any budget and saves good clothes finding their way to landfill. What I don’t see catching on, however – for obvious reasons – is…

The World’s Most Sustainable Bottle – Launches Today!

Two graduates embarked on a mission to craft the world’s first reusable bottle made from plant-based materials, using naturally grown wheat straw and bamboo. Creating their company S’wheat, they managed to create the world’s most sustainable bottle, designed in and inspired by the diverse Scottish mountain ranges, mist-filled lochs, and ancient forests. And today – 19th May 2021 – you…