Ethical Advent Day 5 – Simple Animal

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Calendar, Day 5. 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…

Ethical Advent Day 4 – 4 Waste Free Christmas Wrapping Tips

My absolute favourite way to be eco-friendly (and also save money) at Christmas has to be getting inventive with wrapping presents. Once you get hooked on this, you’ll have so much fun and won’t want to go back to boring old wrapping paper! Here are the ways I like to save wrapping paper and have…

Ethical Advent Day 3 – Christmas Cards

Welcome to Day 3 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today is all about Christmas Cards. Whilst sending an e-card is an environmentally friendly option for many, sometimes you still need to send a real card to a friend or loved one to show you are thinking of them. So why not send a card that…

Ethical Advent Day 2 – Underwear

Welcome to Day 2 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. 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…

Ethical Advent – Day 1 – Hot Chocolate

Hello! Welcome to the first day of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Please follow to see what’s revealed each day this month. It’s going to be an exciting mix of delicious festive food and drink, gift ideas and eco-friendly tips. What better way to start my Ethical Advent Calendar than with a chocolate post. After all,…

Ethical Advent by Monsoon of Random

As an ethical consumer, it can be very hard at this time of year. Subjected to all kinds of adverts and the temptation to spend mindlessly. Christmas wish lists may be a minefield of gifts you’d rather not buy, because you know the conditions under which they were made, or the materials that they are…

Participate in a More Ethical Black Friday

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…

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…

Blogger Recognition Award

I am delighted to announce that Monsoon of Random  has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! I’m so pleased that people are enjoying my ethical content and enjoying reading about the vast range of topics I write about. I’d like to thank the lovely Yen-Van of Design Life Hacks for nominating me. I’m a huge fan…

Conscious Cleansing with Organii

Are you looking for a natural, organic way to wash your body? Perhaps you’re after a cruelty free, vegan gift for yourself or a loved one this Christmas. Maybe just want a fabulous new scent to turn your shower into a luxury spa. With scents such as lavender, strawberry and liquorice, and a range of…

Healthy, Nutritious, Delicious – Good. Full. Stop

Are you looking for a healthier vegan snack? Something with medium to low glycaemic index, counts as one of your fruit/veg portions, yet still tastes good enough that it might be a naughty treat? All Good Full Stop bars are packed with fruit, nuts and many nutrients, including copper and fibre.  They are gluten free,…

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…