Wolf & Gypsy – Conflict Free Jewellery

When you are looking for a beautiful piece of jewellery, do you consider how the minerals and gemstones were sourced? Are you aware if the mining processes were respectful to the local environment, and if the people who mined for these materials were treated fairly, and given safe working conditions? It’s easy to overlook these…

Second Hand September – Upcycle & Recycle

We’re currently 3 weeks in to Second Hand September. Have you managed to avoid buying any new clothes? Last year, I shared my love of charity shop finds. I still love a good charity shop find, but Oxfam estimates that 70% of all donated clothes end up in Africa, which is harmful to local industry….

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 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…

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…

Reducing Waste… Radius Source Toothbrush

I was browsing around the MyPure website and saw the Radius Toothbrush. I was intrigued by the huge popularity of the brush in America and also by the Radius Challenge offered by MyPure themselves. So confident are they that you’ll love this brush, they’ll give you your money back if you turn back to your…

Vintage Fashion … Festival Fever!

It’s only a few sleeps until the fields of Worthy Farm open their gates again for Glastonbury 2014. The weather is set to be hot and sunny, but in traditional Glastonbury style, there will most likely be rain… and rain means mud! So, I’m sure you’ve all got your trusty wellies ready (unless you like…

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…