White Monday – Conscious Consumerism

In Britain alone, it’s estimated that we’ll spend £7 billion over Black Friday weekend. In a world of over-stuffed wardrobes, un-used tools and useless trinkets, do we need to keep mindlessly consuming? Many of the people who spend on Black Friday will be getting themselves into debt – for a bargain. All for what? To…

Can you Think like a Vegan?

Do you think like a vegan? What a strange question, I hear you say. But, do you? Or do you have lots of pre-conceived ideas when you heard the term “vegan”? Perhaps you’ve heard something about vegans that you didn’t like. Maybe you’ve had a vegan talk to you and it’s made you think about…

Biodegradable Beauty for the 21st Century

Many of us a trying to cut down our waste, and with all the different areas in our lives where we need to use and consume products, it can be hard to know where to start, or even to make changes everywhere. I find it much easier to look at one product at a time,…

Sustainable & Ethical Beauty

I just love it went you find a new brand that are so perfectly aligned with your ideals. An important part of my daily life is being able to choose ethical, sustainable products which do not cause harm to any living being. Amaranthine is one of those brands – producing natural skincare and beauty products,…

National Refill Day – Save Resources, Save Cash!

As we become more aware of the toxic levels of waste that are polluting our planet and our oceans, a really simple way to cut down on plastic bottles and packaging is to use refill options where possible. These are now available in many zero waste stores for food and drink, refill stations for toiletries…

International Women’s Day – Why Balance is Better

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while focusing world attention on areas which still need improvement, and calling for action to accelerate gender parity. On this day, we look back at the Suffragette movement, where women before us fought for the right to work. To the…

A Warm Rice Pudding Hug – Tea Infused Recipe

As Autumn creeps up on us, it’s the season for hot chocolates, turmeric lattes and comforting puddings. Rice pudding is a classic favourite in our household, which stems from warm childhood memories of our mother’s creating the dessert. A simple yet warming dish. Traditionally, spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are used, and I’ve added…

Reduce your Paper use with Paperless Post…

This week is Recycle Week and we are being encouraged to be more aware about what can and can’t be recycled, and making sure we recycle everything that we can. Switching to recyclable products is being encouraged. But how about completely reducing a huge area of waste… paper! In the UK alone, it is estimated…

Clean Up Coffee

Did you know that 7 million disposable coffee cups are thrown away every day? Of this staggering figure, less than 1% are actually recycled. Ethical coffee brand Percol have started a petition to request that the government makes all disposable cups recyclable. Percol offer fairtrade coffee, with an organic range, and a carbon neutral supply…

Ethical Wedding Choices… MADE Diamond Rings

Man-made products vs. Natural Products. It’s such an easy distinction to choose natural every time. But, what if the natural option causes more harm than the man-made process? In the case of mining diamonds, it causes huge environmental destruction, and the violation of human rights. MADE Diamonds was therefore founded to give people a more…