Second Hand September – Reduce Your Fashion Footprint

Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill. Fast fashion is unsustainable – filling up our landfill, polluting or waterways and putting pressure on those who make our clothes under unacceptable conditions. But don’t worry there’s something you can do to help.  Join Second Hand September and pledge to stop buying new clothes…

Ethical Advent Day 19 – Charity Gifts & Donations

Welcome to Day 19 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Christmas has become a very commercial time of year – we buy things we know are not really needed, to give to someone who doesn’t really need them. Of course, it’s great to get presents, but it’s also great to make someone else’s Christmas a special…

Ethical Advent Day 17 – Reindeer Food

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Day 17. Today is all about keeping the magic of Christmas alive in the hearts of children everywhere. You’ve probably heard of the new ‘Reindeer Food’ trend. No longer is a carrot a sufficient snack to accompany the mince pie you leave for Santa. Oh no, you must sprinkle glitter…

Ethical Advent Day 14 – Paying Forwards

Welcome to Day 14 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. 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…

Ethical Advent Day 11 – Art Calendar

Welcome to Day 11 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Today I will be featuring the wonderful Art of Compassion Project, which aims to raise funds through collaborative art projects, and donate those funds to vegan non-profit organisations. One of the beautiful ways they generate funds is through their annual calendar. Packed full of thought provoking…

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…

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…

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,…

Vegan Festivals Galore – Leicester & Nottingham

A couple of weeks ago, I attend Leicester’s biggest vegan festival yet – and it was simply wonderful. We ate more cake than you can imagine and chatted to lots of lovely new people. With 100 stalls, 15 caterers and lots of talks and cookery demonstrations, it was a day enjoyed by all.   Regular…