Bamboo Straws – Reusable, Biodegradable, Sustainable

Did you know that some local councils are unable to recycle paper straws, because they are contaminated? Of course, the option is to home compost your paper straws instead. But have you considered reusable straws? I’ll be giving you the chance to win a gorgeous set of straws at the end of this post, so…

Iceland to Become First UK Supermarket to Ban Palm Oil

In a shock move, considering their very low ethical score overall, Iceland have become the first UK supermarket to announce that it will stop using palm oil in own brand products by the end of 2018. Having recently announced that it will be removing plastic packaging from its own brand products too, is Iceland on…

Leon are Ditching the Plastic

It’s been 14 years since healthy fast food chain Leon appeared on our high streets and at our airports, offering a range of healthier options when on the move. I’m excited to share with you that they’ve just announced plans to ditch the plastic and replace all of their plastic straws to paper alternatives; plus…

Ethical Advent Day 15 – Jewellery

Welcome to Ethical Advent Day 15. Today it’s about beautiful jewellery. The gift that everyone loves to give and receive. We often thing of sustainability and fair trading in terms of food and clothing, but do we think of the workers who make our jewellery? Do we think about the effects on our environment of…

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 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,…

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…

Beautiful & Responsible Jewellery…

If, like me, you are a conscious consumer, you are likely to put effort into researching each and every product you purchase, to make sure it is ethical, environmentally friendly and fairly traded. I recently had the pleasure to discover Green Tree Jewelry, a USA based company who make their jewellery in San Diego California,…

Recipe… Kale & Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pesto is one of the most versatile of sauces, and can make any meal a taste explosion. I like to add my Kale & Pumpkin Pesto to a big bowl of edamame bean spaghetti, for a protein packed, flavour packed, super fast evening meal, but you can add it to just about anything. Pesto is…