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….

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…

Christmas – Risalamande Danish Dessert Recipe

I had the pleasure of living in Denmark for 2 years, and I picked up some lovely traditions along the way. One of my favourites is this gorgeous festive dessert called Risalamande. Created in the late 19th century, it is made out of rice pudding mixed with whipped cream, vanilla and chopped almonds, served cold…

Ethical Christmas Gifts – Jewellery

Today it’s about beautiful jewellery. The gift that everyone loves to give and receive. We often thing of sustainability and fair trading in terms of food and clothing, but do we think of the workers who make our jewellery? Do we think about the effects on our environment of extensive mining for silver and gold?…

Ethical Christmas Clothing – Paying Forwards

Today we’re talking feel good fashion. Fashion which is kind to the environment, and to the people who create it. The ‘Buy One Give One’ model (buy a pair of shoes, give a pair of shoes to someone in need) has been hugely popular for a number of years, but companies are finding that the…

Sourcing Vegan & Cruelty Free Christmas Beauty Products

Last Christmas, I wrote a piece for The Green V online magazine, all about sourcing vegan, cruelty free cosmetics and toiletries. It’s a perfect guide if you are looking for yourself and a handy reference if you need to buy an ethical beauty gift for a friend or loved one this Christmas. So, head on…

Christmas Chocolates

Today I am featuring my favourite chocolate truffles – the most indulgent and ethical box of chocolates for special occasions… Everyone needs a little Booja Booja now and then. Made in Norwich, in the UK, Booja Booja are are made using only the finest organic, vegan ingredients. Every one of the ingredients is sourced via…

Christmas Gifting – Simple Animal

Today is all about every day fashion, namely T-Shirts. Everyone loves a t-shirt with a beautiful image or meaningful slogan, and Simple Animal can provide just that, with added ethics. Simple Animal Design is a London-based company that makes super cool, eco-friendly & organic t-shirts, which are also fairly traded. Ranging from cute animal prints…

Christmas Gifting – Underwear

Underwear is a very popular gift at Christmas time, and can often be a very special token of love. Why not make it extra special this year, and buy organic, ethical underwear, which makes a real difference to the lives of others. I recently featured Y.O.U Underwear who are  crowdfunding with their new range of …