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…

Live Lagom with IKEA – A More Sustainable Christmas

The small changes you make can have a big impact – that’s the philosophy behind IKEA’s Live Lagom community. A few months ago, I was invited to join a small group of others, all keen to make changes towards a more sustainable world, to be part of the Live Lagom team in the Nottingham IKEA…

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…

Ambre Clothing – Sustainability born in Lockdown

This past year has been a tough one for all of us, being plunged into a global pandemic, and having to stay at home for the best part of a year, not to mention the tragedy of losing friends and loved ones. Having recently lost my father (not due to Covid 19, but affected by…

The Joy of Doing Nothing – Ethical Advent Day 24

Christmas Eve is upon us, and the traditional plans (whatever they may be, and however you choose to celebrate) for many have been changed. It may be a quieter, less sociable Christmas for many of us, and I just want to make the statement that you won’t hear from many places – it’s OK to…

Stay Safe this Christmas – Ethical Advent Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of my Ethical Advent series 2020. Today is far from the normal Christmas message I’d be sending out, but then 2020 has been far from a normal year! In light of the pandemic, and various restrictions here and around the world, many of us will be spending Christmas in a different…

Vegan Christmas Stuffing Recipe – Ethical Advent Day 19

As we’re getting closer to Christmas Day, I’m dreaming about my husband’s home-made vegan stuffing. It’s his favourite part of the meal, and I can totally understand why. You can use any brand or type of vegan sausages (as long as you remove the skin if they have it) and it also works with gluten…

Give the Gift of Scent… Ethical Advent Day 18

Do you find it hard to focus on a task, or perhaps you’re lacking energy from zoom fatigue, or Christmas shopping. Maybe you need some help to calm down, or drift into the land of nod at night. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s help at hand – and it’s all natural. Our sense of smell…