What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast

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As I’ve had a particularly good week of sustainability and wellbeing events, I thought I’d share a little summary with you. I can’t guarantee this will be the first of a new series of posts as my average weeks aren’t quite so eventful, and quite frankly because I’m not sure anyone wants to know what I’ve done all 52 weeks of the year, but I hope this one will be of interest and may inform you of companies or events you wouldn’t have otherwise have heard of. Here goes… Continue reading “What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast”

Why experiences are the best gifts

 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: Continue reading “Why experiences are the best gifts”

The benefits of yoga & a roof garden class with Third Space

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. Continue reading “The benefits of yoga & a roof garden class with Third Space”

Farmopolis & Greenwich Market

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! Continue reading “Farmopolis & Greenwich Market”

Fashion Revolution Week: What is it and what’s on in London?

 

On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This building collapsed despite many workers point out cracks in walls to their managers weeks before. Fashion Revolution was born to raise awareness of disasters like Rana Plaza and to catalyze action to transform the fashion industry into a more ethical, fair and sustainable one. They believe that fashion can be made in a safe, clean and beautiful way, where creativity, quality, environment and people are valued equally.

On 18-24 April, Fashion Revolution Week will bring people from all over the world together to use the power of fashion to change the story for the people who make the world’s clothes and accessories. Continue reading “Fashion Revolution Week: What is it and what’s on in London?”

2016: The Year of the Vegan Donut!

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Photo credit: Alana Dimou

Vegan donuts are quickly becoming the dairy-free delight all conscious consumers want to get their hands on. With more and more bakeries opening up, it really is hard to resist! Their sweet, fluffy texture, and the many different flavours to choose from, make them the perfect treat to cure your sugar cravings. They also make great gifts for all ages, and are a favourite party food. So donut miss out on all the sugary goodness and read my guide to the best vegan donut-eries in London: Continue reading “2016: The Year of the Vegan Donut!”

Gather&See Pop Up Shop, Peckham

Gather&See have just opened a Pop Up at Bias Boutique in Peckham. It will run for 1 month from 19th January until 21st February. The store will showcase a selection of sustainable and ethical products edited especially for the London store. Brands will include Osei Duro, Seek Collective, Blake LDN, Danielle Foster and A Peace Treaty. Continue reading “Gather&See Pop Up Shop, Peckham”