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…

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 …

Change the World… With your Underwear

Have you ever thought about the small things you can do which have a huge impact? I often hear many people say that one little thing can’t make a difference, or one person can’t change anything, but I really don’t feel that’s true at all… and neither do the lovely Sarah and Lily behind Y.O.U…

3 Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of your Wardrobe…

When we talk about our carbon footprint, we often think of using public transport, walking instead of getting in the car, reducing water usage, switching the lights off, cutting down on plastic usage. How often do we think of the contents of our wardrobe? From how our clothing was made, to how we care for…

Beautiful & Responsible Jewellery…

If, like me, you are a conscious consumer, you are likely to put effort into researching each and every product you purchase, to make sure it is ethical, environmentally friendly and fairly traded. I recently had the pleasure to discover Green Tree Jewelry, a USA based company who make their jewellery in San Diego California,…

Join the Ethical Resistance… Star Wars Shoes!

In a galaxy not so far away, we are reaching a new and exciting phase in the realm of ethical footwear.  For a long time, Po-Zu have topped the Good Shopping Guide ethical rankings table for Footwear. Their shoes are made in a small, eco-friendly, ethical factory in Portugal, and their mission is to halt…

People Tree – Making a Difference in Fashion

 People Tree, my favourite pioneers of ethical and sustainable fashion. They’ve provided us with wonderful clothes for 25 years so far, and made a huge difference to the lives of those who make our clothes. Now they need our help to increase the highly successful range of Tencel pieces from the SS17 collection. Tencel is…

Nomads – Fashionable & Fair

Nomads are one of my ‘go to’ brands for ethical and affordable fashion.  As well as making beautiful, flattering clothes, they have a wonderful social and environmental conscience. Established in 1989, the wonderful designs of Nomads were inspired from a love of Indian crafts. Traditional methods of embroidery and tie-dye are still used and this…