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Through my writing for the ethical fashion brand BIBICO‘s blog, I’ve discovered many benefits of wool I hadn’t previously known; and what better time to share these with you than national wool week?!
Now of course there are some issues surrounding the raising of sheep for wool, and much of the wool we use comes from sheep reared for meat which has ethical implications, but there are also many sustainability-related benefits of the natural fibre which are worth exploring. Read more
Next time you’re thinking about what to get a friend for their birthday or a partner for Christmas, go for an experience the two of you can enjoy together. Research shows that experiences make us happier than material goods, and let’s face it, who needs any more “stuff” in there life?! So unless there’s something they deeply desire, an experience should be your first choice. Here’s more on why experiences trump things: Read more
On Sunday, I did my weekly fruit and veg shop at the little market down by Shoreditch High Street station. Not only can you get great bargains, like bowls of pointed peppers and peaches for £1, but you can also avoid the plastic packaging you get in supermarkets. I simply filled up a reusable woven shopper bag with my favourite fruit and veg (above). You may also want to bring a separate cloth bag or reusable container if you’re buying more delicate items like berries.
Around 40% of plastic is used in packaging and the UK generates around 2.4 million tonnes per year of packaging waste (WRAP). The largest source of plastic packaging is the grocery retail sector, accounting for almost 1 million tonnes (or 43%) of plastic packaging (WRAP, 2016). Read more
Sunday morning I went to Canary Wharf for the last in a series of yoga classes at Crossrail Place Roof Garden with Third Space London. I couldn’t think of a better way to start a Sunday than stretching out with the sun beaming on my face and a beautiful garden view. Read more
Now I know how tempting it is to splash out in the sales, but you have to be cautious not get carried away by the marked down price tag. Think carefully before you whack out your wallet- do you really need the item? How often will you wear/use it? Is it good quality? What conditions was it made in? Do you agree with the company’s ethos and operating processes? Even if it’s made by a sustainability-conscious company, having items you don’t use is a waste of your money, as well as the materials and labour that went into producing the product. So take your time and really think about it. Read more
A couple of weeks ago Ollie and I went to visit his family in the Isles of Scilly. The isles are found off the coast of Cornwall and are a beautiful and peaceful place to spend a few days. We stayed on the main island St. Mary’s, where there’s plenty to do and see like visit star castle, go on nature or coastal walks, visit ancient ruins, and relax on the beach if the weather is good. Everything is no more than an hours walk too so it’s a great place to stretch your legs and reduce your carbon footprint! Read more
This Saturday Ollie and I took a little trip down to Greenwich to check out Farmopolis, wander the streets, and fill up on food from the market.
Farmopolis is a garden jetty on Greenwich Peninsula. Phase I is the Great Plant Rescue, housing leftover plants and trees from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. There are several events and creative workshops over the coming months, as well as a farm-to-table cafe combining local suppliers with home-grown foods from their own polytunnels. You can also apply to adopt one of the plants found on the floating garden! Read more