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…

B12 and the Vegan Diet

Today, I wanted to address one of the most common questions asked by new vegans taking part in Veganuary. It’s also a question many of us get bombarded with by non-vegans, so it helps to have the right information… Do I need to take a B12 supplement? B12 is produced by bacteria that live naturally…

Vegan Q&A: Is a Vegan Diet Expensive?

It’s wonderful to see so many people taking part in Veganuary and my heart soars when I think of all the new vegans that are being created… What I also notice on my feed during January is a rush of questions, concerns and requests for recommendations, as it can be daunting starting on a new…

Veganuary Book Launch & Interview

Veganuary, a charity dedicated to supporting those making the transition to veganism, launched in 2014 with just 3325 participants. With huge success and growing participation year upon year, and approximately 60,000 participants in 2016, we have recently seen the announcement of hugely famous ambassadors, including Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch. And today sees the launch…

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 21 – Make Your Own Festive Rag Wreath

Welcome to Day 21 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Last weekend I was lucky to attend a small workshop with friends, and learnt how to make a beautiful rag wreath. A fun and wonderful way of using up scraps of fabric which could otherwise be thrown away. I just love making beautiful things from waste!…

Ethical Advent Day 18 – Organii Toiletries

Welcome to Day 18 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today I’ll be re-visiting one of my previous reviews… of the lovely range of organic, vegan toiletries from Organii. Organii are a beautiful, ethical brand and you can read my full review here. They have several stockists and you can probably still get your orders in…

Ethical Advent Day 17 – Reindeer Food

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Day 17. Today is all about keeping the magic of Christmas alive in the hearts of children everywhere. You’ve probably heard of the new ‘Reindeer Food’ trend. No longer is a carrot a sufficient snack to accompany the mince pie you leave for Santa. Oh no, you must sprinkle glitter…

Ethical Advent Day 16 – Christmas Cleaning

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Calendar Day 16. Today is going to be all about getting the house nice and clean ready for Christmas – in an a way which is natural, cruelty free and good for the environment! Whether it’s the annual clean before the decorations go up, or the last minute dash before…

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…