Burberry Commits Fashion Sin

Whilst the world of fashion and ethical consumerism rarely go hand in hand, I am still shocked to hear of Burberry burning £28m worth of clothes and accessories, all to protect its brand image. Burning clothes, while the ethically and environmentally conscious among us are trying to re-use, recycle and never throw clothes into landfill….

Is Your Energy Supply Animal Free?

Britain’s greenest energy company Ecotricity have blown us all away with the revelation that over half of Britain’s homes are (sometimes unknowingly) using electricity and gas generated from animal parts. Ecotricity have always promoted sustainable living in all forms, and has a long standing history of refusing to buy electricity or gas from animal related…

Plastic Free July

Wow. We’re in July already, there’s a wonderful heatwave across the UK and I’m trying my very best to reduce my plastic consumption even further. This month, I’m trying to go as plastic free as possible. Not always easy when many manufacturers seem intent on giving you as much plastic as physically possible! So, I’ve…

Tea Recipe… Hemingway Mojito Mocktail

Welcome to my monthly tea recipe feature! As the sun’s been shining brightly on us all, I’ve been feeling the cold brew bug, and this delicious recipe with one of Leaves of the World’s brand new summer teas, is the perfect way to relax on a hot sunny day. With the Bank Holiday weekend almost…

Earth Conscious Deodorant

I absolutely love natural, cruelty free deodorants, but I hate when they come wrapped in oodles of plastic. So recently, cream deodorants have become a major part of my life – as they mostly come in glass jars or metal tubs, thus meaning they can be fully and effectively recycled, and no petrochemicals have had…

Tea Infused – Jaffa Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Chia seed pudding is one of the easiest vegan, gluten free desserts to make. It’s quick, simple and requires such few ingredients. Plus, you can make it any flavour you like. So, guess what I decided to do – infuse it with one of the exciting new blends from Leaves of the World… The Jaffa!…

Unlock the True Taste of Fair Trade Tea with Traidcraft…

Do you know where your tea comes from, how it is grown and if the people who grow and pick it are paid a fair wage? When you buy fairly traded teas, you ensure that everyone in the supply chain, from farmer to supplier are paid a fair price. Sadly, much of the tea drunk…

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…

5 Water Saving Tips for World Water Day

World Water Day is held on the 22nd March each year, to focus attention on the importance of fresh and clean water. We often take our supply of water for granted here in the UK, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share some water saving tips. Not only will this save precious water…

Elderflower Matcha Mocktail Recipe

After all of the snow and the bitter coldness of the last few weeks, signs of Spring are popping up all around. And I don’t know about you, but it’s made me start thinking of cooling, refreshing drinks, and long evenings socialising with friends and family. For those of us who don’t drink, or who…