Wolf & Zephyr – 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…

Greenwashing – What it is and how to avoid it.

Companies want us to feel like we’re making the right choices by choosing their products. Even if we’re not. Some simply bend the truth, and make inflated claims about their sustainability and eco credentials. Other companies simply lie. Greenwashing comes in a number of disguises – from colour changes, use of leaves as imagery, clever…

No bleach coming near this bum!

You’ve heard the phrase, “What goes on you goes in you”. In fact, you’ve heard it from me. It refers to the numerous chemicals that are absorbed into our bodies from certain skincare and beauty products. So, you’ve switched your lotions, your toothpaste and your deodorant, but have you thought about the fabrics you wear…

Reusables… But Better. Probiotic Cleaning from Nookary.

If the first you’ve heard of probiotic cleaners is from the title of this post, you are not alone! I’d never heard of them before I was introduced to Nookary either. So I’ll start from the very beginning. What is a probiotic cleaner? Unlike most home cleaning products which use harsh and toxic chemicals to…

Ethical Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Welcome to my annual Christmas Gift Guide. This year has a focus on small, ethical brands and independent authors with an important message to share. It’s important that I only share products which I would use, and have also tried/used and fully recommend from personal experience. You can therefore feel free to reach out in…

Meet JoJoe – Ethical, Affordable Underwear

We all know that a super eco-conscious way to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of clothing is to shop second hand. Charity shop hunting is both fun, great for any budget and saves good clothes finding their way to landfill. What I don’t see catching on, however – for obvious reasons – is…

The World’s Most Sustainable Bottle – Launches Today!

Two graduates embarked on a mission to craft the world’s first reusable bottle made from plant-based materials, using naturally grown wheat straw and bamboo. Creating their company S’wheat, they managed to create the world’s most sustainable bottle, designed in and inspired by the diverse Scottish mountain ranges, mist-filled lochs, and ancient forests. And today – 19th May 2021 – you…

3 Simple Product Swaps to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Research shows that 32% of single-use plastic finds its way into our oceans every year and as consumers, a simple way to reduce this waste is by using less plastic at home. I’ve selected just 3 common items from the home which can easily be swapped for a more eco-friendly alternative. I’ve personally selected 3 items…

21 Day Cacao Challenge: Join Me!

Many of us know the power of reaching for chocolate in times of emotional need. But did you know just how good pure, unprocessed cacao is for mental well-being? Cacao is packed full of nutrients, antioxidants and minerals to boost our immune systems, and help us feel more peace and calm. Scientific research has confirmed…

10 Green Tips to Have a Sustainable Travel Experience

We’re not all quite ready or able to travel yet, due to lockdown restrictions. However, many of us are longing to do so in the future and some of us will be hoping that we can adventure again in the Summer, or 2022. Travelling is all about relaxing, having fun, and getting to know other…