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….

Saving the Planet doesn’t mean Bad Hair!

We you aware that traditional liquid shampoo and conditioners are at least 80% water? This means they need to be packaged in bottles – usually plastic – and often contain harsh chemicals to stabilise ingredients. However, when you remove the water from the equation, you can also say goodbye to the plastic packaging and unnecessary…

Ksoni – Black Owned Vegan Beauty

In addition to protesting, signing petitions, making donations, and making calls to government officials, another great way to make your voice heard and support Black Lives Matter is to purchase from black-owned beauty and fashion brands. Many people don’t realise that the financial impact of COVID-19 has generally affected black-owned brands harder than others. Housing…

Plastic Free July – Simple Soap Swaps

As Plastic Free July draws to an end, here’s a little reminder that those new habits you’ve made can be kept forever. Plastic Free July is not just for summer – it’s for life! Some of the changes you have made may have been difficult, and some very easy. I always start on the “one…

Who Made Your Clothes, Boohoo?

Before the second coronavirus lockdown in Leicester, which highlighted the unacceptable, cramped working conditions and wages of around £3.50 per hour in several fast fashion factories, how many people would question how it was possible to buy a dress for just £4 from Boohoo, and ask the question, ‘Who made your clothes’? In the world…

Plastic Fashion

As it’s Fashion Revolution Week, I wanted to draw your attention to something that’s not as frequently talked about when it comes to fashion – its effects on the environment. Over recent months, we’ve all been made more aware of how much plastic is littering our environment and clogging up the oceans. But how many…

Reduce Your Tea/Coffee Footprint

Welcome to Part 2 of my New Year’s Resolutions posts on reducing plastic waste. Plastic is the most pervasive man-made material ever, throwing something away doesn’t really mean away; it’s still on Earth… just out of your sight – as is every piece of plastic ever made! Net Zero Co are an online marketplace who have created…

Start A Revolution with your Teeth

Welcome 2020! The year of the environmental revolution.. well, maybe! At least it could be the year you commit to making change. Nothing drastic, nothing huge. I’m not asking you to quit all of your plastic use overnight – we don’t live in a perfect world after all, and we need legislation and big brands…

Spiced Pudding EggNog Recipe (Vegan)

For a quick festive treat, that doesn’t take forever to make or loads of fancy ingredients, why not try this vegan eggnog with a festive tea twist. I’ve chosen to infuse the plant milk with the gorgeous, brand new Spiced Pudding tea from Leaves of the World. Ingredients 200ml Coconut Milk (tinned) 200ml Plant Milk…