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…

Home… Smell The Hedgerow

I was just pondering on how many posts I write about candles and making your home smell nice. To be honest, I seem to have an obsession in the range that suggests I have a really awful smelling home, or that I think everyone else’s homes smell like a pig sty. I must clear this…

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…

Random Views… Robotic Consumerism

I used to be a self-confessed shopaholic. I didn’t always shop and think the way I do now, it was a very gradual process. Personally, I think I was probably just doing what seemed normal, and buying into the premise of consumerism. Buying things made me feel good – but I eventually realised that this was…

Random Beliefs… On Becoming Vegan

Before you read this post, please let me say that this is in no way meant to be judgmental of anyone who eats meat, or isn’t vegan. It’s merely my effort to share the reasons (despite the health benefits) why myself and my husband decided to go vegan, and to perhaps raise awareness, because I…

Random Home… Fairy Lights are not just for Christmas!

When you think of fairy lights, what comes to mind? Christmas time? Huddled up inside, in the warm? Covering your home in lights and decorations at that special time of year? I think the gorgeous lights from Blaze On are suitable all year through. In fact, I was sent some absolutely beautiful fairy lights from…

Random Goodness… Follow The Frog!!!

To continue on from my post last week, encouraging random acts of sustainability in order to protect the planet and ensure a better future for ourselves, animals and others, I wanted to tell you a bit more about The Rainforest Alliance and why their work is so important. Working with Farmers The Rainforest Alliance may…

Random Stuff I Like … Jewels to make you look and feel good!

It’s Friday afternoon, and all I really want to do is look at sparkly stuff on the internet, and hope that someone nice will buy it for me. Here are the lovely things I’ve found so far (they are all either fair trade, ethically sourced or made in Great Britain). So not only do they…

Random Stuff I Like … Homewares

It’s Monday. It’s grey and wet, and you’re probably a bit bored of all the election news by now. So, if like me you’ve been messing around online and looking at pretty things you’d like to buy, you’ll probably love this great stuff I’ve found. And because you can never have too many cushions, here’s…

World Fair Trade Day

Today is World Fair Trade Day and the theme this year, as decided by the World Fair Trade Organisation is Fair Trade People.  It’s a day all about celebrating the producers and consumers of fair trade products. Wonderful. What a great opportunity to tell you about some of my favourite fair trade brands! Fair trade is all…