Conscious Christmas Gift Guide – Ethical Advent Day 1

After a very strange year, December has crept up on us and blasted us with Christmas – ready or not! This year, I’m feeling the need to be more festive at home, just to mix it up a bit and get some lights and brightness, and a change of indoor scenery. I’ve therefore decided to…

Food Bank Friday – Ethical Superstore

Black Friday is not my favourite time of the year. To me, it signifies everything that conscious, ethical consumerism is against. Mindless greed in the pursuit of money from corporations and retailers, often selling cheaply made, sweatshop produced goods, to consumers who don’t really need many of the goods on offer, but are convinced by…

Black Friday & Robotic Consumerism

Black Friday is nearly here again, and it’s a time when my inbox used to be stuffed full of temptation and special offers. Yes, I used to be a self-confessed shopaholic. I didn’t always shop and think the way I do now, it was a very gradual process to become a more conscious consumer.  Buying…

Conscious Shaving with FFS – For Future’s Sake

For as long as I can remember, I’ve used reusable razors – often from well known brands, thinking I was doing the best thing. Unfortunately, however, the blades were not recyclable and the reusable handle (often plastic with a rubber hand grip) more often than not grew mould on it and I had to get…

Papery Goodness… Sustainably

Do you love stationary? Are you a self confessed notebook hoarder? Yes, me too! But I’m also always trying to be a conscious consumer by keeping my environmental impact low. So it’s frustrating when you find all of those beautiful cards and stunning papers wrapped in plastic, or made from non-sustainable materials. Introducing you to…

Making Reusables the New Normal

Once upon a time, two physics graduates got together and decided they wanted to do something different with their lives. Something good for the planet. Something that would make a real difference. And Ohelo was born… More than 8 million tonnes of plastic a year ends up in the oceans, and 2.5 billion single use…

Wolf & Gypsy – Conflict Free Jewellery

When you are looking for a beautiful piece of jewellery, do you consider how the minerals and gemstones were sourced? Are you aware if the mining processes were respectful to the local environment, and if the people who mined for these materials were treated fairly, and given safe working conditions? It’s easy to overlook these…

Vegans & Omega 3 – The Truth

It’s recently been in the media that Miley Cyrus has given up being vegan, because her brain wasn’t functioning properly and she claims to have needed fish and omegas in her life. Miley is only right about one thing – needing omegas. However, getting it from fish is not the way forward.  Omegas are healthy…

Second Hand September – Upcycle & Recycle

We’re currently 3 weeks in to Second Hand September. Have you managed to avoid buying any new clothes? Last year, I shared my love of charity shop finds. I still love a good charity shop find, but Oxfam estimates that 70% of all donated clothes end up in Africa, which is harmful to local industry….